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10-15-2016, 01:33 AM   #1
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My K3 shutter button needs a little force (past the tactile response) to work

Hello all,

Could you please test this to see if the problem is for everyone or just me:

1. Set the camera to AF M mode to allow shutter anytime, without having to lock focus
2. Press the shutter very gently and slowly until you feel the tactile response, or a "click feel"

My question:
Does your camera fire right away when you feel the tactile response?

My K3 does not, I have to provide just a little bit more force past the response in order for it to fire.

10-15-2016, 01:54 AM   #2
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A qualified yes, mine does fire immediately - but there are a lot of other settings things that can affect it. You can achieve what you want by using the rear AF button and disabling AF on the shutter release, which is what I do rather than using AF-M on the front switch - do you do this?
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Is it a brand new camera? My K-3 was a little fussy when new, requiring me to push centrally and directly down on the shutter button to fire. After a couple of thousand shots, it worked perfectly. My Hasselblad HV needed a little wearing in too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ffking Quote
A qualified yes, mine does fire immediately - but there are a lot of other settings things that can affect it. You can achieve what you want by using the rear AF button and disabling AF on the shutter release, which is what I do rather than using AF-M on the front switch - do you do this?
It's not about the settings. It's the physical problem of the shutter button.

QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Is it a brand new camera? My K-3 was a little fussy when new, requiring me to push centrally and directly down on the shutter button to fire. After a couple of thousand shots, it worked perfectly. My Hasselblad HV needed a little wearing in too.
Yes it's a new one. Good to hear that!

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