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11-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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What's wrong with my Pentax K100D?

So I have not used my Pentax K100D for a long time and just used it today but noticed a few issues.

1) When taking picture of the horizon or anything in the distance the image ends up being rotated clockwise a few degrees.

2) Images look grainy and there are now horizontal lines in the pictures. See attached pictures. (Edit, seems like an ISO issue. Fixed it)

How do I started to diagnose and eventually fix this problem? As you can probably already tell I am very much an amateur so any help I will be grateful for.

This camera has been around the block on many trips so it would not surprise me if I jarred something loose.

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Here are some pictures of when I started to notice the rotated images. That horizon line was 100% level in the view finder. Also notice the images are grainy. Those images were take with the camera functioning in Full Auto.
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11-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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Nice car!

Looks like something might be busted in your camera- what you're seeing is banding, which is not normal. Might be time to step up to a K-r!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Nice car!

Looks like something might be busted in your camera- what you're seeing is banding, which is not normal. Might be time to step up to a K-r!
Thanks!

Well those horizontal lines got better when I played with the ISO.

The horizon being rotated is something I haven't been able to fix.

If something is damaged is this camera a write off or should I attempt to find a local shop and have it fixed?

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K100D, being as old as it is, is most likely a write-off.
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Time to buy a new/used camera. Repairs will cost more than it's worth. Better to invest that money in something else.
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