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12-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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K10 dust removal problem

Every time I move my K10 the dust removal activates. When on a tripod if I move it left, right, up or down it activates and my camera settings change. Even if I turn it off in the setting, it still activates whenever I move the camera. Anyone know why it's doing this?

12-06-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like a body in need of a checkup to me... but I'm no expert.
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Is it just a clunk sound, or the rumble sound that the DR system normally makes?

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12-06-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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It only does that while on a tripod? Is the tripod base plate putting pressure on the battery compartment door? It sounds like an intermittent power problem and that the power is disconnecting so the camera shuts off and back on.

It shouldn't be a problem with the K10D but back in the early 80's the bottoms of many of the SLRs were rather flimsy and over tightening the tripod screw could distort the bottom causing shorts or even punch through the tripod socket.

What happens if you turn off Shake Reduction?

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It only does that while on a tripod? Is the tripod base plate putting pressure on the battery compartment door? It sounds like an intermittent power problem and that the power is disconnecting so the camera shuts off and back on.

It shouldn't be a problem with the K10D but back in the early 80's the bottoms of many of the SLRs were rather flimsy and over tightening the tripod screw could distort the bottom causing shorts or even punch through the tripod socket.

What happens if you turn off Shake Reduction?

This could be the problem. I took it off the tripod and could not get it to repeat the problem. But I didn't take the plate off the bottom of the camera grip, so I don't know. I loosened the screw on the plate, but as soon as I put it back on the tripod the problem returned. Shake reduction is off.

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Is it just a clunk sound, or the rumble sound that the DR system normally makes?

It's the normal DR sound.
12-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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I took it off the tripod and could not get it to repeat the problem. But I didn't take the plate off the bottom of the camera grip, so I don't know. I loosened the screw on the plate, but as soon as I put it back on the tripod the problem returned.
It could be the weight of the lens is putting torque on the bottom plate of the camera through the tripod plate. See if there is any movement of the camera bottom plate while mounted on the tripod. You could try twisting the camera by holding the camera grip in the same sort of motion as if tilting the camera up or down. Check to see if all the bottom plate screws are tight (JIS driver recommended, not a Philips screwdriver).

Do you have a lens with a tripod mount on it? Does it behave the same manner when the tripod is mounted to the lens?

My K10D sometimes shuts off and back on with the dust removal clunk when I have a heavy flash in the shoe and lens angled downward when I take an exposure. The image gets lost in the buffer but usually the settings hold.
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Ok, I took off the battery grip and installed the tripod plate on the camera, put it back on the tripod and the problem is gone. It must have something to do with it mounted to the tripod with the grip on. This is not the Pentax grip, but a off brand I got from ebay, but I've had it for 4-5 years and had no problems with it. I really don't need it anyway when I'm using the tripod. I mostly use the K10 setup on the tripod at my shed window for shooting birds at the bird bath. Thanks for your help.
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