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02-11-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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Possible K3 Auto Focus issues

My K3 is less than a year old with fever than 1500 shutter count. This weekend I've had issues with the focus, it seems to be slamming a lens into focus, if it focuses at all. I've tried a Sigma 105mm Macro, a Pentax 50mm F 2.8 Macro and a Tamron 70-200 2.8.
I've tried resetting and cleaning the contacts. As it's still under warranty I'm thinking of sending it in for service.
Does anyone have any ideas before I go down that route though.

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Sounds like camera trouble to me. I would go for the warranty. I have a K-3 I bought used with 16 or 17,000 clicks on it, and the only focusing problems it has ever had are mine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Sounds like camera trouble to me. I would go for the warranty. I have a K-3 I bought used with 16 or 17,000 clicks on it, and the only focusing problems it has ever had are mine.
Thanks, I must have a dud K3. Love the camera, just hope Pentax repair it without any hassle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andykins67 Quote
My K3 is less than a year old with fever than 1500 shutter count. This weekend I've had issues with the focus, it seems to be slamming a lens into focus, if it focuses at all. I've tried a Sigma 105mm Macro, a Pentax 50mm F 2.8 Macro and a Tamron 70-200 2.8.
I've tried resetting and cleaning the contacts. As it's still under warranty I'm thinking of sending it in for service.
Does anyone have any ideas before I go down that route though.
Dust or debris on the secondary mirror?

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