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08-11-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Since past couple of days first 2-3 pictures from my Pentax ks-2 are black - complete pitch black. Do I have an aperture block failure?

My warranty expires in 3 days. Who do I need to contact the seller or Ricoh directly.

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Warranty info can be found here: US Pentax Warranty Repair Information - PentaxForums.com

Since your warranty is about to expire, I would go ahead and put in the request.

There's a sticky in the K-50 forum with details steps to check if you have the aperture issue. If it's intermittent it could be the beginning of it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gbhati01 Quote
Folks

Since past couple of days first 2-3 pictures from my Pentax ks-2 are black - complete pitch black. Do I have an aperture block failure?

My warranty expires in 3 days. Who do I need to contact the seller or Ricoh directly.
Sounds like an aperture block failure. It'll shoot 2-3 black frames upon startup from cold then perhaps correct itself. It'll progressively get worse though, which is what happened to my daughter's K-30.
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