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08-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Help, my K100D hot shoe flash acting weird!

Last month I sent my K100D to Pentax for service.
Now I cannot use my old Albinar flash on hot shoe correctly anymore.
Before the service, the flash works perfectly taking hundred of shots.
Right now, the flash fires right before the mirror is up.
So it flashes first at rate 1/60 and then the mirror follows to go up at speed much lower than 1/60. The result it just like shooting in the dark without any flash.

I've tried to clean the hot shoe contact, the lens contact and the flash contact, change with different lenses but still no result.

Does anybody experience the same problem?
How can I fix this? or should I send it again to Pentax?
I hate to do that since my vacation is coming up and I want to bring it with me.
I'm very upset, why the camera always have problem during my vacation

08-29-2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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Never mind,
I've found the problem
08-29-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
Damn Brit
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What was the problem? Might help someone else.
09-01-2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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Yes that would have been nice since I have the same problem

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