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I am new to the Pentax cameras but not new to photography. I am an avid hobbyist and bought a K-70 a few months back to add to my collection. I like the camera but I am still learning about it. This may not be the proper place to ask but I have a question about this cameras workings that I can not figured out. I have tried Google, Bing, etc. and no information as to my issue. I could not find an answer in the online users manual either. The question is this. Is it normal for the shutter to click twice in live view and only once in the viewfinder? Is there some way to disable this action? I do not know if this is related but I had a couple of double exposures using a manual lens and that is something I have never had on a digital camera before.


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Welcome to the forum. Are you sure it's the shutter clicking twice, and not just the mirror being raised?

Any chance you've turned on 'bracketing' or 'multi-exposure'?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 54bravo Quote
Hi


I am new to the Pentax cameras but not new to photography. I am an avid hobbyist and bought a K-70 a few months back to add to my collection. I like the camera but I am still learning about it. This may not be the proper place to ask but I have a question about this cameras workings that I can not figured out. I have tried Google, Bing, etc. and no information as to my issue. I could not find an answer in the online users manual either. The question is this. Is it normal for the shutter to click twice in live view and only once in the viewfinder? Is there some way to disable this action? I do not know if this is related but I had a couple of double exposures using a manual lens and that is something I have never had on a digital camera before.


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If I recall the K-70 - like the K-50 has the shutter and mirror tied together in a common block that requires the mirror to drop down before you can fire the shutter - it can't just close and then reopen. This is why using live view does not eliminate shake as much as 2 second self-timer which first raises the mirror and waits 2 seconds before firing the shutter. At least that's what I remember.

So sound wise, the shutter closes and mirror drops (1) and then the mirror goes up, the shutter fires (2) and then the shutter opens again for live view. I don't recall if the mirror has to drop and go back up for that last part.
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I'm sure sure about the number of "clicks", but I do know that there are more noises when taking a photo using live view. In fact, the Canon I have makes the same kind of "double" sound as my K-3 did.
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Oh, forgot to say "welcome to the forum". There's a lot of good, smart folks here who'll do their darndest to help you out.
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Welcome to the forum!
You will find many helpful people here that can assist you with your camera questions.
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Welcome to the forums. Check out the search function or even post a more detailed question in the beginners are and there will be assistance in short order.

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My K-x does the same thing in live view. A little annoying but that is just the way it is.
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Think you may well have the answer to your question in the above replies... I'll just say welcome to the forum.
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