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07-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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K-x does not take pictures in Live View

Hello,
For some reason, my K-x does not take pictures in Live View. I can hear the shutter operate, but then when I go to review the image, I do not see anything. Everything works fine when I use the viewfinder (which is >=99% of the time anyway).
Are there any settings that prevent taking pictures in Live View?
Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mblanc Quote
Hello,
For some reason, my K-x does not take pictures in Live View. I can hear the shutter operate, but then when I go to review the image, I do not see anything. Everything works fine when I use the viewfinder (which is >=99% of the time anyway).
Are there any settings that prevent taking pictures in Live View?
Thanks.
Are you sure you are hearing the shutter operate, and not the live view auto focus fine tuning ? To check you should try some shots on manual focus, if it works then you've found your problem. In live view there is often a fraction of a second delay while the camera confirms focus, even if it was spot on, with the sound of the screw drive focus mechanism being engaged, which could be confused with the sound of the shutter (I know, it's happened to me more times than I would like to admit)
Hope this helps.
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07-06-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thanks - but I had the camera set to MF.
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Thanks - but I had the camera set to MF.
Problem solved - I contacted Pentax (Ricoh?) and they suggested doing a camera RESET in the Set Up and Custom Functions menus. This worked.

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