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05-05-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Some part moves in my new K7!

Hi, I am fresh new to DSLR. I just put my hands on my new K7 which arrived sometime today. I am so excited. But I found some part is moving inside the body when I flip the camera or shake it. I don't have experience with a DSLR before. I hope I am not so lucky to have a broken copy as my very first DSLR. Anybody who owns a K7 have the same thing? Thank you for your help in advance.

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Hi JSJ, Welcome.

Is this the issue?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/94122-beginners...ntax-dslr.html
05-05-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Oh yeah... I see. So this floating sensor thing is normal on all pentax DSLR?
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Except for the K110D (and possibly earlier models), I assume.

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...I wouldn't advise making a habit of "shaking" your camera anyway.

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Got you, guys. It feels much solid now, once I realize clunking is normal.
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You picked a hell of a camera for someone with no experience. Now get ready to kiss all your money goodbye buying lenses for your new toy (ask me how I know that )

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Funny thing about this is that I've seen a number of threads asking about clunking noises and other strange movements, etc with a K7, but when I got mine, I intentionally listened / felt for strange movement, and mine seems a quiet if not quieter than my *istD.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eccs19 Quote
Funny thing about this is that I've seen a number of threads asking about clunking noises and other strange movements, etc with a K7, but when I got mine, I intentionally listened / felt for strange movement, and mine seems a quiet if not quieter than my *istD.
That's what I was thinking when I was playing with my new K-7 last night. I considered asking why it's not clunking or buzzing or anything. I have stopped chuckling at those threads from new K10D, K20D and K-7 owners waiting for the battery to charge.

The shutter is so quiet (coming from the DS) that my wife does not think I am taking photos of her. I am keeping the DS but I know if I pick it up in a month, it's going to feel like Windows 3.1.
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Do the SR cameras make the noise even when the SR switch is set to off? I'm assuming it does, since the whole system is electronic, but you never know

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
The shutter is so quiet (coming from the DS).......
That was the same thing I thought coming from my *istD. I couldn't believe how quiet it was. I almost think it was quieter than my father's micro 4:3 camera, and his doesn't have a mirror.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I am keeping the DS but I know if I pick it up in a month, it's going to feel like Windows 3.1.
I felt that way just moving to the K200D; moving to the K-7 is an ballgame entirely. Congrats on the new camera!
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I think you are so right. But I would have ordered 2 lenses for this cam, if it was not you guys' advices like "learn to walk before running".
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
I felt that way just moving to the K200D; moving to the K-7 is an ballgame entirely. Congrats on the new camera!
Thank you.
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