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11-16-2020, 02:01 AM   #1
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K-1 locked up

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I recently went out shooting with the irix 15mm and my K-1. I was shooting 3 brackated exposures, when in the middle of 3 exposures the camera locked up. Im not sure what caused it. It went away after i removed the battery grip and the battery inside the camera. The camera has a shutter cout of around 10k.
Any ideas what could have caused such behaviour?

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11-16-2020, 02:09 AM   #2
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As long as this only happens intermittently, it's nothing to worry about. Usually it's caused by dips in the voltage, and is thus more likely when either batteries are old/low or you draw a lot of power, such as from continuous AF and burst shooting. It can also be the result of low ambient temperatures combined with one the above.

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Dont forget cameras today are computers. As such, just expect they might crash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yucafrita Quote
Dont forget cameras today are computers. As such, just expect they might crash.
I've had my K1-ii for a few months now and it has done that a few times, though to me it happened during pixel shift shots and some times just in live view without shooting any picture. A couple of the times I had to leave the camera without battery for several minutes for it to recover as just removing it and reinserting after a few seconds wouldn't bring it to life. It would just make a loud click sound the first time the switch is turned on and then nothing happens.

Whether by coincidence or not I noticed that each time it did it I was using a rather old third party battery which I had bought for the K3 many years ago. I think this is in line with what Adam said about voltage dips.

I have since stopped using that battery on the K1-ii and haven't seen the problem again. Curiously that same battery still works fine on my K3, perhaps it is less demanding on the battery.

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It's been quite a while but had a similar problem at one point well in the past. Using a manually focused third-party lens on an auto-focus body it would seemingly "short-out" from time to time. The first time it happened, I thought it was the end of the world! Discovered that I didn't get the problem if I switched the camera body to manual focus. That seemed to solve the issue...assumed it might have been the metal mount of the lens shorting out the autofocus tabs
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Have you tried to clean lens mount? My K-S2 used to behave in the very same way, and cleaning of both surfaces of the mount (i.e. lens + body) solved the problem.
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I have had the same thing happen but thankfully only once.

It was resolved with pulling the battery and putting in a fresh one.

The only thing that pointed me to the battery was it was very low and needed to be charged.
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Agreed

QuoteOriginally posted by pentageek Quote
Have you tried to clean lens mount? My K-S2 used to behave in the very same way, and cleaning of both surfaces of the mount (i.e. lens + body) solved the problem.
This sounds like very sound advice

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Thank you for All the replies, i will look further into it. I think at the time i Was using some cheap 3rd Party battery so im guessing it has something to do with that.
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It has happened to me, once. With my K5. I used a third party battery. I have never used that battery again, and haven't had the issue again with the K5 or the K-1. Coincedence?

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