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07-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Lamp issue with 18-135

I've noticed in low light situations the lamp light at curtain focal lengths (i dont know off hand atm with my 18-135) it blocks part of the lamp light and creates a black circle in the lower left corner of the viewfinder. Which in return correct me if I'm wrong because I didn't play with it much affects the AF system with AF spots on the left of spot center.

Any one else notice this? Or have this issue with other lenses blocking the lamp?

07-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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I get this problem all the time, it sucks! Best way to get through it is to MF though it'd be kind of hard to see in the dark.
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Bad design! The body is slightly too small so everything is squashed together. Pentax has been doing the smaller body thing since the K7 and frankly, it is pointless - I much prefer something I can hold properly - DSLRS are never going to be pocket cameras so why chase the small body theme?
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Hold the camera upside down to take the shot, rotate the image later - problem solved

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QuoteOriginally posted by jlaubza Quote
Bad design! The body is slightly too small so everything is squashed together. Pentax has been doing the smaller body thing since the K7 and frankly, it is pointless - I much prefer something I can hold properly - DSLRS are never going to be pocket cameras so why chase the small body theme?
It is far from pointless .. it is the reason many Pentaxians bought into the Pentax system in the first place. Size, weight, storage, hiking advantages with camera and lenses over most of the competition. If you don't like it you should choose another camera that you're ergonomically happy with.
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Never noticed it before, but yes, I get this too. I don't have problems with focusing though, as I just use the center point focus and recompose the shot. This problem is probably true for other big lenses as well, but I haven't tested it.

Edit: Agree with Frog, I love the size of the k5
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