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04-17-2015, 03:10 PM   #16
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I bought one of those K-r bodies too.. mine had a 4GB SD card in it with photos of the warehouse (of guy making PB sammich -- image in another thread haha).

I took the camera apart and cleaned the contacts for the dials... my mode dial was gritty sounding and would miss a couple of the modes when turning the dial. After cleaning, it works like a champ! Also had a sticking shutter release button that I also cleaned while I was in there. Decent backup body and for interval shots.

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hahaha awesome!!! I saw the pics and read your thread....with the sammich and such....great stuff! it actually gave me a little confidence making bids on a bunch of those cameras at that time.....so thanks for that post
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Well I've found my first real issue with the $28 body; regardless of dial setting it's either Av or M** (or movie). I haven't tried the scenes yet so I'll keep fiddling. I use Av and M 90 percent of the time so it's still an excellent deal on a working body with ~60 clicks.. and I can send it in to the new place if it's not something I can solve with very gentle inspection
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After a couple days with battery installed my K-r now has all the mode dial settings intact. How about that?
Also - K-r #2 just arrived with the same mode-dial issue**. Also this one has no serial# (boo!) and many more shutter actuations - seventy.
Two Li190s plus charger just arrived, so they can all soak up juice and get their modes correct. Body #1 was 1.00 #2 was 1.01; both are now FW1.15.


2nd update - I'm an idiot.
I was testing the bodies with my K24/2.8, and as stevebrot noted in the leverectomy post that kills Tv Sv and other modes. With the A50 macro all modes are there.
Oopz..

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sweet!

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