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03-02-2021, 07:59 PM   #1
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Something loose inside my pentax k-50

Hi guys, new member here,
my name is Jose from California and I enjoy taking pictures, recently I bought a used pentax K-50 with aperture magnet problems which I fixed, but now something seems to slide from side to side when I do this,
has anybody experienced this problem?
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You are probably hearing the shake reduction mechanism, which will do that when not active. It is normal and not harmful.
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Considering how often this question comes up, there should have been a big note on the front of the manual about this
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Hi Jose, welcome from Australia.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
You are probably hearing the shake reduction mechanism, which will do that when not active. It is normal and not harmful.
None of the Pentax DSLRs that I have owned made any sounds when manipulated in the manner shown in that clip. To me it sounds more like a small screw or similar object that is loose inside the camera body. Apparently it does not affect the opertion of the camera or that would have been mention by the OP.

Btw, Jose, bienvenudo al foro.

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Definitely the shake reduction mechanism. Perfectly normal for K50/K30.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
You are probably hearing the shake reduction mechanism, which will do that when not active. It is normal and not harmful.
thank you

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QuoteOriginally posted by Photos-by-Chas Quote
None of the Pentax DSLRs that I have owned made any sounds when manipulated in the manner shown in that clip. To me it sounds more like a small screw or similar object that is loose inside the camera body. Apparently it does not affect the opertion of the camera or that would have been mention by the OP.

Btw, Jose, bienvenudo al foro.
thank you

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Welcome to the forum from the Highlands of Scotland
thank you very much, greetings from Southern California

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Definitely the shake reduction system, both my K5 and KP make the same sound, slight difference when you switch it on, slightly more damped. The other incidental noises are something unconnected to the camera
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Thank you guys, I appreciate your response.
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Something loose inside my pentax k-50 Update

I opened my K-50,

there's a metal or aluminum plate that slides up and down and side to side, I don't know if that is part of the image stabilizing system or not but that's what I found, I'm posting this in case somebody has the same issue.
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SR system.
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