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01-28-2016, 05:05 AM   #1
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hi my nme is vinny recently bought a pentax kx.used and discovered a scratch on the sensor can this be replaced and is it cost effective...please tottally new to photography and also just bought a minolta maxxum telephoto lens been told this will not operate on my kx is this correct please...many thanks vinny,,,

01-28-2016, 05:37 AM   #2
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Hi Vinny, welcome.

If you can't see a physical scratch on the sensor (and you'd need to expose the sensor to do it) then it could be dirt which could be cleared by cleaning.

You'll need K-mount lenses for your K-x, I'm afraid.
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Welcome and best wishes from another K-x owner.
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Yeah, if you see a scratch in the viewfinder, it's on the focusing screen. My K10 had a scratch, and it did not affect the images.
If it's on the images then you'll want to blow any potential dust off the sensor. Search here for sensor cleaning. You'll want a nice blower, and look up how to do the mirror lockup for sensor cleaning.

Probably you're not seeing a scratch on the sensor.

I don't think the old Minolta lenses will work. those are B-mount, if I'm not mistaken. I don't think you can find a good adapter. The good news is the older M-series K-mount lenses are inexpensive.

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Hi Vinny, welcome.

If you can't see a physical scratch on the sensor (and you'd need to expose the sensor to do it) then it could be dirt which could be cleared by cleaning.

You'll need K-mount lenses for your K-x, I'm afraid.
Hi thanx for the reply can see scratch on sensor tried cleaning shows on plain background on image but ok hen a lot of content in image can these be replaced thanks
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Yeah, if you see a scratch in the viewfinder, it's on the focusing screen. My K10 had a scratch, and it did not affect the images.
If it's on the images then you'll want to blow any potential dust off the sensor. Search here for sensor cleaning. You'll want a nice blower, and look up how to do the mirror lockup for sensor cleaning.

Probably you're not seeing a scratch on the sensor.

I don't think the old Minolta lenses will work. those are B-mount, if I'm not mistaken. I don't think you can find a good adapter. The good news is the older M-series K-mount lenses are inexpensive.
Hi scratch is visible on sensor tried. CLeaning shows on some images on plain background but ok when a lot of content. In Th shot.
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Wow. Not worth replacing, though I've seen tutorials on people doing it themselves. I think those are electrical engineers or maker-type guys who are just doing it for the challenge, they'd need to find a body with something else bad but that sensor board OK.

The Kx is an older model, you can find a used K30 or K50 for less than any repair might cost. Heck, you might find new K30 bundles for less if you spend a little time looking.
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Hi Vinny. Welcome aboard the forum.

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Welcome to the forum. Would love to see some of your photos.
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Hi Vinny, I'm sorry to read about your K-x if you are good at lightroom or photo shop, you can remove the blemish from your photos. Welcome from Alabama!
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Thanks all for the reply will post a comment of shots let me know what you think complete novice but enjoying it
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Welcome to the forum, this all the excuse you need to upgrade to the forthcoming FF.
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