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04-06-2018, 02:35 AM   #1
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K-30 AF works only in LiveView

As the title says, AF works only in LiveView mode, when i switch to viewfinder the camera doesn't want to AF the damn thing. The motor works but it cannot focus anything. Perfectly clear pictures with LV.
What can be the possible problem? Thanx in advance..

04-06-2018, 03:13 AM   #2
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Possibly you have dust on the AF sensor. Do a mirror up cleaning routine with a rocket blower. See the manual for details.
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Well, it happens with a lens 18-200, but with 18-55 it works OK. I've tried the 18-200 with another camera K-70 and the lens is OK.
To recapitulate: K-30 doesn't want to AF (longer distance focus) with 18-200 only in LV. Shorter distances sometimes Ok, sometimes not. When i AF longer distance and then want to AF macro it doesn't work.
All work OK (all distances) with 18-55! 18-200 lens is OK, tried with my K70.
Ok i will try to blow it later, and will keep you informed!

PS. Where is the AF sensor located?
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QuoteOriginally posted by yoko666 Quote
PS. Where is the AF sensor located?
Behind the mirror at the bottom of the mirror box. That is why you need to use mirror up cleaning menu.

Give all the lens and camera contacts a good clean first. Sounds like that is where the real issue lies.

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Man, you're a life saviour!!
Thanx, even i haven't saw any dirt on the contacts, cleaning them with the alcohol and a soft cloth did the trick!
Thank you so much for the advice!!
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