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11-26-2020, 03:20 PM - 1 Like   #376
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At the end of the day the only ' winners ' will be the lawyers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Photos-by-Chas Quote
I tend to agree this topic has gone a bit off track, but it has gone on for only 25 pages, so many others have gone for many more pages with numerous tangential comments.
So, the real question, then, is whether the give-away K-70 will encounter aperture-block problems.

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I think you'll find the solenoid inside your K-r is white, the K-30 green, they're not the same.
That's actually pretty interesting...thanks. I never got to the stage of tearing down either model, although I did get ahold of a replacement 'good' solenoid (for the K-30) before ending up sending them off for repair. I'm pretty interested by the K-x/K-r behavior now because problems there were also reasonably prevalent.

Out of curiosity... For anyone who had a K-30 (or similar) repaired 'officially', does it come back with the same type of solenoid? Or do they switch during the repair process?

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11-27-2020, 05:11 AM   #378
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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
So, the real question, then, is whether the give-away K-70 will encounter aperture-block problems. [COLOR="Silver"]

That's actually pretty interesting...thanks. I never got to the stage of tearing down either model, although I did get ahold of a replacement 'good' solenoid (for the K-30) before ending up sending them off for repair. I'm pretty interested by the K-x/K-r behavior now because problems there were also reasonably prevalent.

Out of curiosity... For anyone who had a K-30 (or similar) repaired 'officially', does it come back with the same type of solenoid? Or do they switch during the repair process?
The “white” {Made in Japan} solenoid is no longer made - the only source of them is dismantling old cameras - so the “green” solenoid is what is used for new production and ‘official’ repairs..
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[/COLOR] I'm pretty interested by the K-x/K-r behavior now because problems there were also reasonably prevalent.
I own two K-x cameras and have not had any aperture problems with either. Each has, on a few occasions, taken two photos which superimposed in one frame. The camera was set to single shot so I do not know how that happened. Each camera has approximately 12,000 shutter clicks.

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The “white” {Made in Japan} solenoid is no longer made - the only source of them is dismantling old cameras - so the “green” solenoid is what is used for new production and ‘official’ repairs..
Thanks, reh321.
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Authorized service centers are unlikely to substitute the white solenoid even if you supplied it. They go "by the book" and are not likely to use a part of dubious origin unless specified by the Ricoh repair manuals and bulletins.
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At the end of the day the only ' winners ' will be the lawyers.
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I own two K-x cameras and have not had any aperture problems with either. Each has, on a few occasions, taken two photos which superimposed in one frame. The camera was set to single shot so I do not know how that happened. Each camera has approximately 12,000 shutter clicks.
I subscribe to this, my old K-x worked flawlessly until I sold it (approximately 15K shots).

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I subscribe to this, my old K-x worked flawlessly until I sold it (approximately 15K shots).
Since I have two Kx cameras plus a K70, I only use one Kx so would be willing to sell mine of anyone is interested.
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I never had any problems with my old Kx other than it had the loudest shutter ever
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I never had any problems with my old Kx other than it had the loudest shutter ever
I use hearing aids so do not pay much attention to the shutter sound.
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I never had any problems with my old Kx other than it had the loudest shutter ever
Having owned the K-x, I could not say the shutter sound bothered me a bit.
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I never had any problems with my old Kx other than it had the loudest shutter ever
Try shooting discretely with a Pentax 67 - now there is noise
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
I never had any problems with my old Kx other than it had the loudest shutter ever
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Try shooting discretely with a Pentax 67 - now there is noise
The KX and Pentax 67 made more noise than the mechanical cameras, such as K1000 and those made by Practika??
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QuoteOriginally posted by mirceattl Quote
Having owned the K-x, I could not say the shutter sound bothered me a bit.
That was the only complaint I had about it.
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