Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-28-2016, 02:45 AM   #16
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,189
K-5IIs or K-3 or even K-70! If you are in the western world there are big sales coming soon, due to the holidays. You can look for a deal or to buy a used camera from somebody else who found a deal.

You can have it repaired - the shop will usually take it in for a certain fee and give you an estimate on the cost. Then you can decide (if you decide not to repair, they still keep the first fee) when you have more info.
Repairing the K-30 should not be prohibitively expensive, but it might take a long time in some cases. Decide what your needs are and good luck

11-28-2016, 04:10 AM - 1 Like   #17
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
robgski's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,494
QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
My first car had...
Car? easy life!!! We'd have killed for a car, 15 kids in my family, crack o' dawn dad would have us up with a beating, mum would feed us pea gravel, then is was out the door where dad would see us off to school. He was the bus driver, and he'd harness us to an old bus chassis and we'd drag him around the village picking up the other kids. It was tough at first, but about three years into it, he got wheel put on, and that was better.
11-28-2016, 03:54 PM   #18
Des
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Des's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sth Gippsland Victoria Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,855
QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Car? easy life!!! We'd have killed for a car, 15 kids in my family, crack o' dawn dad would have us up with a beating, mum would feed us pea gravel, then is was out the door where dad would see us off to school. He was the bus driver, and he'd harness us to an old bus chassis and we'd drag him around the village picking up the other kids. It was tough at first, but about three years into it, he got wheel put on, and that was better.


---------- Post added 11-29-16 at 10:02 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
Repairing your K30 is the least expensive solution
QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
You can have it repaired - the shop will usually take it in for a certain fee and give you an estimate on the cost.
I have seen a figure of $US225 mentioned ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/311054-fix-apert...r-failure.html ). Sound about right?

I suspect a lot of people don't get it done because they worry that the replacement will fail too. And you could get a second-hand K-5 for around the same money.
11-29-2016, 10:49 AM   #19
Pentaxian
iheiramo's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Espoo
Photos: Albums
Posts: 615
Had a same decision to be made about a month ago. Calculated that the third road would be most cost effective and went full manual. Manual legacy lenses are quite affordable.

12-18-2016, 06:19 PM   #20
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10
Original Poster
Just a small update, been researching on different upgrade options and fell for the k70. Was about to pull the trigger and ended up doing a little more research on the mechanism and others experiences.
One photographer commented they would switch to hi burst and run 8 to 10 frames.
Sure enough, took another 20 to 30 images and they all came out perfectly exposed.
We will see how long it lasts but fingers crossed I may be able to limp along during the holiday season.
Thank you again everyone for your comments and advise.
David
12-18-2016, 06:24 PM - 1 Like   #21
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,272
QuoteOriginally posted by StLDave Quote
Just a small update, been researching on different upgrade options and fell for the k70. Was about to pull the trigger and ended up doing a little more research on the mechanism and others experiences.
One photographer commented they would switch to hi burst and run 8 to 10 frames.
Sure enough, took another 20 to 30 images and they all came out perfectly exposed.
We will see how long it lasts but fingers crossed I may be able to limp along during the holiday season.
Thank you again everyone for your comments and advise.
David
Saw that post. Good to hear it's working for you too.
12-18-2016, 06:30 PM   #22
retired nerd
Loyal Site Supporter
reh321's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Bend, IN, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,869
Unfortunately, this thread {now posted in its correct section} is not readily seen from this section
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/189-repairs-warranty-service/334112-k30-a...-repaired.html
It talks about a place which repairs the aperture block issue for $100 - a common problem leads to a cottage industry solution.
12-21-2016, 05:14 PM   #23
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10
Original Poster
Unfortunately the 'quick fix' was minimal. After 2 hours same issue appeared and the fix didnt result in proper exposure.
K70 here I come

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bus, camera, car, dad, dslr, flagship, images, k-3, k-30, k-3ii, k-5, k-50, k-s2, k30, kids, models, pentax, pentax k30, pentax k50, photography, series, strike
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
upgrade to k30 or k50? Knock Pentax K-30 & K-50 13 04-04-2016 12:16 PM
keep k-x, or upgrade, k5/k30? sheld Pentax DSLR Discussion 9 11-07-2013 08:43 PM
Kx, Kr, K30 or upgrade to one of the K5s? suliabryon Pentax DSLR Discussion 11 11-16-2012 09:43 PM
K7 - Upgrade to K30, buy a "cheap" K5 or Wait for the K3? EstimatedEyes Pentax K-30 & K-50 13 07-18-2012 04:14 PM
My K10D died. What should I do? - Repair, Replace, Upgrade? jacksonpritt Pentax DSLR Discussion 9 02-15-2010 08:16 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top