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11-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #31
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Return that camera for a different one post-haste!

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Return that camera for a different one post-haste!
That's the plan, but the store doesn't have any in store, so they are looking at other locations.

*crosses fingers*
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Mine's right on. I'd talk to Pentax.
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Mine's right on. I'd talk to Pentax.
I was merely expressing a tech issue I was running into. I'm sure it's just one of those bad luck things of buying into a really new system. In no way am I saying hold off on the K3 or claiming Pentax is doomed like so many trolls. The camera is great, and the few in door shots I have taken of the dogs eye with the macro lens is amazing. I'm sure once I've exchanged bodies when the store gets another in, it will be a good experience.

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I'm sure some of these issues are just from warehouse/shipping abuse that knocks things out of whack. I wonder how tough they can reasonably make them...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
I was merely expressing a tech issue I was running into. I'm sure it's just one of those bad luck things of buying into a really new system. In no way am I saying hold off on the K3 or claiming Pentax is doomed like so many trolls. The camera is great, and the few in door shots I have taken of the dogs eye with the macro lens is amazing. I'm sure once I've exchanged bodies when the store gets another in, it will be a good experience.
I've had pretty bad luck with the hoya pentax stuff I've bought, a stain on my K5, and DA*300 focus mechanisms breaking. Got them fixed under warranty. I would expect the odd thing that isn't right, and would exchange it for a new one if possible, or send it in for repair which is a pain in the neck and why I'm keeping my K5 around.
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Do somebody have pentax that horizon level is exactly correct? Just wonder after reading this thread...
Yes, both my k5 an K3 are exactly correct.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
I was merely expressing a tech issue I was running into. I'm sure it's just one of those bad luck things of buying into a really new system. In no way am I saying hold off on the K3 or claiming Pentax is doomed like so many trolls. The camera is great, and the few in door shots I have taken of the dogs eye with the macro lens is amazing. I'm sure once I've exchanged bodies when the store gets another in, it will be a good experience.
Wow, your dog lets you take macro photos of its eyes! What breed is it, or perhaps its stuffed

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Wow, your dog lets you take macro photos of its eyes! What breed is it, or perhaps its stuffed
Haha no he's not stuffed, just highly motivated with beggin strips lol
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Here are a couple more images. I wasn't able to find a bubble level so you'll just have to take my K5IIs word for it.
Ouch! That is seriously off-kilter (far worse than my K-5). Hope your store can find a replacement for you soon...
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I'm sure once I've exchanged bodies when the store gets another in, it will be a good experience.
I'd check it before it left the store. There in no real guarantee it will be any better, as previous threads from the K-5 issue seem to suggest. Luckily, it is a function I never use so I don't worry about it.
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My K-7 is a little off but my new K-3 Silver is spot on.

So I would say you have a defective unit unfortunately. Return the camera and get another one would be the way to go I am sure.
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DEAD THREAD ALERT...
My problem is with my K-30, but other K-30 users have posted on this thread with a similar problem. Here's the deal:
I had a K-30 that I purchased in June 2013. I bought the extended warranty. It was working fine with over 12000 actuations.
In July 2013 it developed the aperture control block problem. I returned it to Precision Camera. In less than a two-week turnaround, they sent me another K-30. It was a different one (different serial #), but it only had about 20 actuations on it. Good by me.
I noticed, however, that I was having trouble getting horizontal confirmation in the viewfinder, especially if I aimed my camera up at all. What I have now determined is that it is off by about 30 degrees in the y-axis. I.e., to make the vertical level even, I need to point the camera downwards about 30 degrees. That is why, apparently, whenever I start aiming the camera up, it loses its bearings and the 3 green markers just flash. You can see on the rear LCD that I have the camera level, but the vertical is almost entirely off.

Was there ever a fix provided to make a calibration? Or do I need to send this back again? Thanks.
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