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02-06-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hello. Expanding my Pentax horizons.

My first digital camera was my Pentax K-x. Still works great. Wanted to upgrade after the K-5 came out, but got tempted away by the Sony A77. Anyway... Still feeling the pull from Pentax and could not resist when I found a K20D for $280 that came with a grip, extra battery and under 3500 shutter actuations. The shutter sounds off to me though. The folks at my local shop where I got it said it sounds ok to them. When the shutter is going back up, there is kind of a chirp or squeak. Is that normal? I'm hoping so, since I am quite fond of the camera otherwise. I'm looking forward to adding to my collection of old primes and maybe adding a weather-proof lens or two. If you have a K20D, let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Welcome to the forum Troy.
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Neither my K10 nor K5 ever squeaked. The shutters sound smooth and quiet. The K10 was much louder, though.

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Welcome to the forums! Wouldn't think a K20d should squeak anywhere... Maybe ask on the General technical help board?

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Thanks. Good to be here. I will post to General Technical. Seems upon closer exam to be the aperture lever as it snaps back after capture. Guessing it is the gearing. I searched YouTube and found a few videos that makes me think I might be too critical of the sound.
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Welcome to the forum, none of mine ever squeaked, that was always me when I got the money shot in the can/bag.

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