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06-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Moo Quote
"Avoid contact with garbage, mud, sand, dust, water, toxic gases, or salt. These could cause the camera to breakdown. Wipe the camera to dry off any rain or water drops."

Strange thing to say for a weatherproof camera. In fact the only mention of anything related to weatherproofing I saw was "If the terminal covers are not closed correctly, the dust-proof and water-resistant qualities of the camera will not be effective."

Incorrect use of "breakdown" too...

Also... Toxic gases?
Seems reasonable - I assume it's a CYA note. Don't drop it into a vat of HCL, the manual said not to.

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What does the '3D' underneath the GPS icon signify (p-23 of the manual)?

On p-29 of the manual there is also a mysterious 'alert' icon on display (next to the author name and copyright text boxes) relating to an item 38 - 'Information Tampering Warning', but there is no explanation in the manual about what that may mean.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
Nope, that's setting auto ISO range, not auto ISO speed.
I guess I don't know what that means, then. Which Pentax body do you have that had this ?
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Just unboxed mine. This is the first Pentax camera yet to NOT include an owner's manual.

Not even a 'content list.'

Sure enough, I checked the Pentax contents page and an owner's manual is NOT listed ..

PentaxWebstore.com:K-30 Lens Kit Black w DA L 18-55 K-30 Lens Kit Black w DA L 18-55

What's in the Box:
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FR
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Software CD-ROM S-SWxxx


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I got a manual (and manual CD) with mine. Good job too as when I looked yesterday the manual was not available on the Pentax UK site.
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Maybe it is in English English and needs to be translated into American English
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got a manual with mine. also, glad this thread got bumped. I've been meaning to get a copy of the manual in pdf for my phone. now I gots one
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QuoteOriginally posted by EarlVonTapia Quote
got a manual with mine. also, glad this thread got bumped. I've been meaning to get a copy of the manual in pdf for my phone. now I gots one
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Mine came from Amazon. I'm working with them yesterday and today. I may have gotten grey market. I'll know more today.

The one that came to me from Amazon came in a K-30 kit box. The 18-135mm lens had been removed, the lens cap was still in the box, the hard copy manual, registration, and serial number registration were all missing, as was the 'Quick-Start' guide.

I'll keep this updated, perhaps with a new thread.

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To those of us with tablets, it may be good to note that if you put this file in your Kindle directory, you can have a portable copy for ready reference.
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My k30 from amazon, which was a kit with the 18-55 mm lens came with a manual. (paper) in the box and a quick start guide. It also came with the pentax editing software, but I don't use that, I use photoshop. I am looking forward to downloading the pdf version to my ipad!
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I got the 18-55 wr kit and mine came with a manual and a cd copy of it
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I had a (paper) manual in the box.Incidentally it is in American rather than English and printed in the Philippines.

I also have a pdf manual that I had downloaded before buying the camera, so as to make sure I understood well what it could and could not do. That was back in August. I cannot remember where I downloaded it from but it was probably from the Pentax official site.It is also in American despite saying 'Printed in Europe' on the back page.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nfraser Quote
I got the 18-55 wr kit and mine came with a manual and a cd copy of it
Same.

I cant believe pentax would sell a camera without a manual! That makes no sense.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nfraser Quote
I got the 18-55 wr kit and mine came with a manual and a cd copy of it
Mine came with the cd copy but I just want to download it.
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