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02-04-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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K-3 Dust Removal vs K-x/K-30

Silly question, but is it normal for the dust removal on a K-3 to be completely silent/not noticeable? Asking, as I already picked up my first dust bunny and when I hit the dust removal option it felt like the camera was doing nothing.

With my K-x and K-30, the dust removal was very (very) noticeable. Do I have to throw a setting somewhere or it normal on a K-3 to just not feel anything at all?

02-04-2015, 01:03 PM   #2
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Yes. It's like the k-3, where the SR is hypersonic (whatever that means). It's silent but supposedly more effective than the k-x/k-30 clunky dust removal.
02-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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In k-3 it works differently than in older Pentax. Can't explain you the main technical difference but it works in silent. But for sure it works pretty well.
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If you hold the camera up to your ear when it runs you can usually hear a very faint noise. Unless you spent too much time near diesel engines and then you cannot hear it at all.

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Well, it certainly isn't noiseless with my Sears Shop-Vac. The dang crevice tool won't fit through the lens opening so I adapted a 1" pvc tube with reducer fittings to the shop vac. Sure whistles though!
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Thanks. Not near the instruction manual so was worried for a moment there. Managed to rocket-blow the thing out so all's well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
It's silent but supposedly more effective than the k-x/k-30 clunky dust removal.
Definitely works better than the old system. My k-x quickly acquired stubborn dust in a couple months. My k-3 is going on a year with no visible dust.
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