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09-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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I have not been able to take pictures. My camera is like "stuck". It's on, battery charged but nothing happens when I press the shutter. I get a F with dashes blinking message on the screen.
My memory card is apparently not full. WHat shall I do ?

Thanks your help,
Bernie

09-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
My memory card is apparently not full. WHat shall I do ?
If you're using a manual lens, start by reading this:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html

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If you are using the 18-55mm or other DA lens the electrical contacts between the lens and body are likely dirty, clean them with some alcohol on a lint free cloth.
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If you are using a manual lens and did follow the suggestions of Parallax, you will still see the blinking F--, but you should be able to fire. If not, you may have switched the focus mode to "catch-in focus". Somewhere in the menu you can switch it off.

This also applies if you use an autofocus lens, and did switch it to manual focus (but there would be no blinking F).

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