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07-10-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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K3 focus lock issue post camera repair

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I recently had my K3 die and had it repaired at Precision. Everything seemed fine and I took it up to Canada but now the camera seems to have a serious issue releasing the shutter when I use the autofocus, it seems to require really high contrast images and even then it is iffy if it is actually going to release the shutter and this seem true regardless of the lens used (my backup K5iis has no such issues). There was a firmware update. It is going to be a couple of weeks before I can send it back for a check up but 1) is it likely the update was the issue 2) Is there anything I can do on the fly to help improve the shutter release situation?



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QuoteOriginally posted by stemked Quote
Is there anything I can do on the fly to help improve the shutter release situation?
If you set the AF to release priority, it will fire even if it doesn't confirm focus.

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