Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-25-2016, 03:40 AM   #16
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 29
I still can't believe there isn't a mega-thread for this like the K-5
It went completely bonkers yesterday and ended up with me searching ebay for nikons!!!!!!

Searched back though some of the old threads and aperture control boards were being replaced, but I think that service costs around 200 now, so that's out the question.
I also read that this was just an issue with cameras that had an all in one aperture system, and that the k-5 was more liekly ro be reliable, but then I found the threads with that mirror flop issue! So, is there a pentax which doesn't suffer from one of these problems? Also looking at a k-50, but recently found reports of that having problems!

Yesterday I had 2 charged up batteries, it took about 5 shots before the mirror flop started, could not solve it for an hour, lenses on and off, batteries out, pushing aperture flap up when resetting, etc...
I even downgraded the firmware to version 1.14 because the uk website only goes up to that, must have got 1.15 from the US/JP site!
It randomnly started working again, so I retired it for the day.
I will have to get a video of it one day, but I don't know how much it'll show as live view has never worked, it won't take a shot in live view! haha

05-08-2016, 05:19 AM   #17
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 29
Couldn't take it anymore, bought a Nikon!
Sorry guys...
05-08-2016, 08:15 AM   #18
Pentaxian
Aaron28's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 1,070
good luck! happy shooting!
05-10-2016, 07:25 PM   #19
Site Supporter
timmijo's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Delaware
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 235
I can't say as I blame you. There are many fine cameras out there of all makes and models.

05-23-2016, 02:04 PM   #20
New Member




Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2
To anyone else having this problem: CHANGE THE POWER SOURCE.

I recently acquired the K-r, and was battling the random shutter behaviour, mirror flop, and everything else that went with it. Messing with the aperture lever didn't really help things. I am both relieved and delighted to report that I sorted all these problems by switching over to Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA batteries, as suggested elsewhere on this forum; I was previous using Li-ion batteries. Today I had the confidence to absolutely hammer the camera; there wasn't a single glitch. Not *one*.
08-08-2016, 08:17 AM   #21
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 68
After buying my K-r, it worked great. Every time I started him/her up, I'd enter the focal length (+OK) and then the "M" for manual (+OK). Then one day, I read this was unnecessary unless a change of setting was desired, and it was possible to immediately take a shot. Great (I thought!). So I turned on the camera and took a shot. Big mistake. After that, whenever I touched any button, the shutter would release. It drove me crazy until I went back to the old startup procedure. First enter the focal length (+OK) and then enter "M" for manual (+OK). And now everything is fine and I'm happy again.
08-29-2016, 05:07 AM   #22
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2012
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 566
QuoteOriginally posted by Phishpot Quote
To anyone else having this problem: CHANGE THE POWER SOURCE.

I recently acquired the K-r, and was battling the random shutter behaviour, mirror flop, and everything else that went with it. Messing with the aperture lever didn't really help things. I am both relieved and delighted to report that I sorted all these problems by switching over to Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA batteries, as suggested elsewhere on this forum; I was previous using Li-ion batteries. Today I had the confidence to absolutely hammer the camera; there wasn't a single glitch. Not *one*.
+1 for this suggestion. I bought used K-r few months ago and now I use it with Eneloops mainly, Li-ion batteries (all used 2 genuine Pentax, one third party) are only spare ones for me. With new AA's camera is totally reliable. With used Li-ion's it sometimes starts to behave quite strange even when battery should be not exhausted yet.
12-09-2016, 07:56 AM   #23
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 68
Shutter fires on any button problem.

This was an earlier post I made:
After buying my K-r, it worked great. Every time I started him/her up, I'd enter the focal length (+OK) and then the "M" for manual (+OK). Then one day, I read this was unnecessary unless a change of setting was desired, and it was possible to immediately take a shot. Great (I thought!). So I turned on the camera and took a shot. Big mistake. After that, whenever I touched any button, the shutter would release. It drove me crazy until I went back to the old startup procedure. First enter the focal length (+OK) and then enter "M" for manual (+OK). And now everything is fine and I'm happy again.

But something new happened today!
I did the mirror lock up to use the blower to dust off my sensor. When I finished, not thinking clearly, I remounted the lens. Ouch! Touch any button and the shutter would release. Then I remembered what I'd forgotten. It's important to shut the camera off before remounting the lens. (Manual p. 318-319) I took the lens off, shut the camera off and remounted the lens. The camera was back to operating normally.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
button, camera, fires, k-r, kr, menu, mode, pentax, pentax k-r, press, shutter, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with K-01 problem: Dies every time I try to take a pic! bjelde Pentax K-01 16 06-15-2014 10:43 AM
Half press of shutter button on K-5 being temperamental TomTextura Pentax K-5 5 12-04-2012 02:09 AM
K-5, Taking a sequence of shots when I press the shutter once? What happened bearSeesAll Pentax K-5 9 05-07-2012 04:00 AM
K-r will not take photos, shutter button not working - HELP! seattledotcom Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 8 06-08-2011 04:19 PM
Time from button press to shutter open - building a light trigger amoringello Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 06-14-2008 07:02 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:42 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top