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06-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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K-r will not take photos, shutter button not working - HELP!

I just got a K-r and tried to use it, the shutter button focuses when you push half way down, but will not take photos. Battery is totally charged, and I have tried everything including resetting the camera to defaults - or at least I think I did. I had an ist-d, anybody have an ideas? I am at my wits end!

06-08-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Is it set on manual or auto focus? Focus confirmation beep coming on?

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Its on Autofocus and it is beeping.
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Is your memory card full? Do you have a memory card inserted? Is the card locked?

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It you're using a manual lens, make sure you enable aperture ring usage in the custom functions.

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06-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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I'm using the autofocus lens that came with the camera. The memory card was formatted and is empty. I am getting the little hand light in the viewfinder when I try to take a photo. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by seattledotcom Quote
I'm using the autofocus lens that came with the camera. The memory card was formatted and is empty. I am getting the little hand light in the viewfinder when I try to take a photo. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
The "little hand light" is the shake reduction indicator. The focus confirmation is a hex shape.

Doe the lens focus again when you point it a near and far subjects? It should beep with the hex indicator when it has focused. There is a setting (at least in other models) that you can (or can not) release the shutter if not in focus. That's all I can think of.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
There is a setting (at least in other models) that you can (or can not) release the shutter if not in focus
Or, just flip the body AF/MF switch to MF, after that, take a shot...

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Defnitely try the AF/MF switch like Joe said, I would also try the different modes. If Auto-Pic does not take a photo then you might have a problem.
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