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06-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Slanted images??

So... I purchased my Q in Mid May. I also purchased the O-VF1 viewfinder. Strangely, I am experiencing slanted photos when I frame pics with the viewfinder as opposed to framing with the camera's display.

At first, I thought the O-VF1 was out of alignment by a couple degrees, however, after an email with Pentax Support (and some testing), I now believe that the sensor in the camera might be off, as unbelievable as that might sound.

To test, I leveled my tripod with a torpedo level (I have a Manfrotto with one of those 3D heads), mounted the Q and framed a level surface - the brightlines on the O-VF1 were lined up with the level surface, while the image on the camera's display was off by a degree or two. I even mounted the viewfinder on the K5, leveled it on the tripod and made the same comparison. Those photos came out straight, or at least as straight as I could discern.

I got the O-VF1 because I wanted to use that for all my framing, leaving the screen off, but this problem has made the viewfinder essentially useless for me.

Has anyone else experienced this misalignment with their Qs? I may return the camera to B+H for a replacement, or send it to Pentax for repair or replacement, I haven't decided yet...


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06-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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You should send it back to B&H for an exchange, no need to send it in for repair and wait for weeks or months.
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and that's what I did... new Q is on the way...
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