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10-31-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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K10D problem, and I need help

I have a K10D and normally I use it on the manual setting or the aperture control setting. Now I find that it is permanently on the aperture setting no matter what setting I choose.....manual, shutter, automatic...whatever setting. And in the top window, while I can see the shutter speed, the aperture reading is always just a series of dashes....no indication of what the aperture actually is. I have recently moved locations, and in the packing have lost the user manual, so it is difficult to check to see if I have accidentally done something to the settings to cause his. Or does it sound like a computer problem that will require sending it to a camera clinic?

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Is your aperture ring not set to "A"?

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10-31-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks....how thick am I? Very thick........ It wasn't. Now it is. :-))))))
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Glad that fixed the problem! Sometimes even the obvious things can be overlooked


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QuoteOriginally posted by Mitch1234 Quote
Thanks....how thick am I? Very thick........ It wasn't. Now it is. :-))))))
It happens and just recently I answered in another thread on this forum with these words:
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I second that and would add: don't even try being embarrassed about it! We've all been there and anyone who says he hasn't is lying through his teeth I've still got some scars on my forehead from slapping it so much!
So, welcome to the club!
11-01-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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You can get a K10 (or any Pentax camera) manual from the official Pentax site. You can print out asll 218 pages, punch holes, and set up with tabs in a 3-ring binder. That is what I have done, and now I can sit down in my camera work area in the basement, read the manual, play with the camera chapter by chapter, and entertain myself when I am not staring admiringly at my silver 77 mm limited lens.
11-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Thanks, guys. I had a stroke some time ago and have almost lost the use of my right hand, and occasionally it can do what I don't want it to do...like move the aperture ring etc.....
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I find it easier and quicker to post my questions online than to use the manual! These forums are totally awesome.

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But if you have the manual set up with tabs for quick reference, you can be an expert and answer other members' questions! :>)
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But if you don't want to print the entire manual (lots of paper), I found that opening the file (and perhaps scrolling) was quicker after I saved it to my computer, rather than going to the website each time I wanted to look something up. (Maybe everyone has done this?)

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But if you don't want to print the entire manual (lots of paper), I found that opening the file (and perhaps scrolling) was quicker after I saved it to my computer, rather than going to the website each time I wanted to look something up. (Maybe everyone has done this?)

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Yes, that would help save a tree, but I do enjoy having the paper copy to pore over.
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With the PDF Manual file open by pressing Ctrl + F (PC) you activate the find function, type in your search word and it will highlight the word in a Back, Next way through the manual. Handy when the same word (e.g. Aperture or Flash) occurs under different headings, you'll find all the references to it.

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