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10-11-2018, 05:13 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
Your credit card wonít cover it?
Haha! My wife already used it to cover everything else. If my credit card covers anything else it's gonna be a K1 Mark Il.


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Haha! My wife already used it to cover everything else. If my credit card covers anything else it's gonna be a K1 Mark Il.
So you have a credit card with extended warranty protection but you didnít use it?
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So you have a credit card with extended warranty protection but you didnít use it?
...The word "cover" might have two different meanings here. On this side of the world it means sufficient available credit to "cover" a purchase. If one's card offers consumer protection, it might also mean a form of extended warranty, but not all cards offer that.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...The word "cover" might have two different meanings here. On this side of the world it means sufficient available credit to "cover" a purchase. If one's card offers consumer protection, it might also mean a form of extended warranty, but not all cards offer that.


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By most definitions Michigan and Tennessee are on the same side of the world👍

Iím any case my question is did he buy it with a credit card that has extended warranty protection?

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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
By most definitions Michigan and Tennessee are on the same side of the world👍

Iím any case my question is did he buy it with a credit card that has extended warranty protection?
I misunderstood. Was making a wife spends all my money joke. I believe I used PayPal to purchase but it pulled funds from a card that may offer something like that. Right now I'm counting on Pentax to step up and keep a new Pentax customer happy.
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I purchased my K-70 in July 2016 as a result of my K-500 failing due to the aperture control block issue. I needed my camera before it would be returned from repair so I went ahead and purchased the K-70, body to have a camera for my upcoming trip. About that time is when I stumbled on this site and learned that I was not alone with this issue.

I bought my wife a K-S1 in April 2017 since she had recently expressed an interest in photography but we both weren't crazy about its layout. This past spring I stumbled on an ebay seller who had a tremendous deal on various Pentax bodies and decided to buy a couple of K-S2s, one for her and one for myself as a backup to my K-70. So as a family we now own 5 Pentax bodies. I regularly take two bodies with me when I go shooting so I can swap to another lens quickly. I took my K-S2 with me to Spain last month where I shot over 1000 photos in five days.

I got an m42/K mount adapter and have accumulated a bunch of m42 Takumar prime lenses and use them on my K-500. I also got a 45 degree split focusing screen that I put in the K-500 to aid in that area. I think I am covered but am not real happy to hear about potential issues with possibly all my Pentax bodies. The two K-S2s I purchased both had very low shutter counts, one was 8, and the other was under 200 - virtually brand new.

I just uploaded a photo taken with my K-70 to get the shutter count. As you can see I am well out of warranty in the event of any failures.

Your photo's metadata indicates the following:
Camera PENTAX K-70
Shutter Count 10,361
Manufacture Date 2016:04:28
Lens Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM | C

We'll see what happens. At least now I am hopefully prepared for whatever happens down the road.
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I just uploaded a photo taken with my K-70 to get the shutter count. As you can see I am well out of warranty in the event of any failures.
Am I reading correctly that that you are not reporting problems with underexposure with your K-70? If so, I hope your K-S2s and K-70 continue to operate properly as expected.


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Update as of 10/19/18 is Pentax/Ricoh has not responded to Precision camera about covering my repairs. They are staying in contact with me but I am still uncertain of it the repairs will be covered.

I do intend on asking that the faulty parts be returned with the camera. Especially if I have to pay out of pocket. They may decline to return the defective parts if warranty pays for it.

Fingers still crossed....

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Am I reading correctly that that you are not reporting problems with underexposure with your K-70? If so, I hope your K-S2s and K-70 continue to operate properly as expected.


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That is correct. I am not reporting any issues. More disappointment in that all the bodies we have (my wife and I) are or may be suspect to this issue.

Sorry for any confusion.
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I sure do miss my camera. Maybe I should buy a new one as a backup! Haha
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That is correct. I am not reporting any issues. More disappointment in that all the bodies we have (my wife and I) are or may be suspect to this issue.

Sorry for any confusion.
No evidence to say that they are at more risk than for any other possible failure. Just because a few folks have had what may be a Dark aperture problem does not mean that there is a problem model wide as was the case with the green solenoid K-30s and 50s. You are making a huge jump without data to support it if you think that you need to worry. relax, enjoy shooting your cameras and if you ever have issues, the smart folks (not me,) here will help you figure it out before you send off a camera for repairs.
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*Update* Pentax has agreed to cover my repairs under warranty at no cost to me. I sent the camera in on October 1 and they approved the repairs last week. Now I am waiting on parts is the status I'm getting. I will share any your of a repair story or explanation that I receive. So far they have still only confirmed aperture failure.
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*Update* Pentax has agreed to cover my repairs under warranty at no cost to me. I sent the camera in on October 1 and they approved the repairs last week. Now I am waiting on parts is the status I'm getting. I will share any your of a repair story or explanation that I receive. So far they have still only confirmed aperture failure.
That is cool that the repair is covered and bad that it took them two months to figure that out.


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So far a good outcome. It would be great if Precision will return to you the defective part. The part number/name itself might not be helpful since Pentax has been using the same part number/name for the solenoid style block since the 80s. The motor version used in the K-5, K-3 and K-1 has a different part number. If there is a third part number then we might be able to conclude the K-70 is using a new design control block.
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After losing my K-30 to the aperture control block problem (not verified since I decided not to repair, but 99.99% certain as to cause), I now find my K-70 is exhibiting symptoms of the same failure. The only modern lens I can use (on either camera, after updating K-30 to K-50 firmware) is my Pentax-DA 55-300 ED PLM WR lens, the one with electronic aperture. In fact, using this lens probably hid from me the early signs of the failure as I rarely use other lenses now, unless I'm in the bush with my 90 mm Tamron macro. I have a bunch of manual and early K lenses, but don't find the inclination to use them much of the time.


I have a two year no-questions asked third-party Australian warranty on the K-70 so hopefully that repair won't cost me, but my K-30 is now 4+ years out of warranty. The K-70 first exhibited problems 9 months after purchase, at about 8000 images, K-30 at about 5 years (and some 13,500 images).

So here's hoping that all is well, and I get a longer time before failure from the repair to the K-70. In the meantime, I think the 90mm Macro will sit on my still working *ist-DS, and the 55-300 will be on the K-30(-50)!

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