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07-18-2015, 06:13 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZippySLC Quote
Well, it's too early to say how it will play out, but Ricoh/Pentax themselves have been very responsive. I've just shipped my K-3 out to their Denver office for someone there to evaluate it.
Woo! Hoo! That sounds like progress to me. With any luck they may also let you know the root cause.


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I spoke with Pentax yesterday. Somehow the sensor frame shifted. The person who I have been working with was surprised that Precision wasn't able to fix it. He also said that this is the first K-3 that he's heard has had this problem.

Anyway, the long and the short is that they're going to be replacing my camera. So a happy ending for me, and a cautionary tale for people who send their gear into Precision.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZippySLC Quote
I spoke with Pentax yesterday. Somehow the sensor frame shifted. The person who I have been working with was surprised that Precision wasn't able to fix it. He also said that this is the first K-3 that he's heard has had this problem.

Anyway, the long and the short is that they're going to be replacing my camera. So a happy ending for me, and a cautionary tale for people who send their gear into Precision.
We need an emoticon for happy dance. Glad it worked out for you. Why this one was a "fail" for Precision is anyone's guess. They obviously did something, but did not do so properly.


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I have owned Pentax K10D since 2008, after selling my Pentax film camera (should kept it). Unfortunately, I could NOT say it was a happy shooting since photos I took with K10D suffered from multiple issues: shifted focus, washed-out colours, ... and the tilt phenomena.

I shipped camera to repair facility and they sent it back claiming no issue had been detected. So I found a way to live with this.

Recently, I participated at NG Photo workshop were a lady with Pentax 3 II complained about crooked images. After 7 years I've confirmed that I don't suffer from a horizontal visual impediment. But .. it is too late. I am going to sell my camera.

I still admire Pentax film camera, and as a proof recently bought Pentax LX for my son's BD. Great feat of mechanical perfectionism. Too bad it is lost now ... at least for me.

Any advice for a replacement? ;-)

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I have owned Pentax K10D since 2008, after selling my Pentax film camera (should kept it). Unfortunately, I could NOT say it was a happy shooting since photos I took with K10D suffered from multiple issues: shifted focus, washed-out colours, ... and the tilt phenomena.

I shipped camera to repair facility and they sent it back claiming no issue had been detected. So I found a way to live with this.

Recently, I participated at NG Photo workshop were a lady with Pentax 3 II complained about crooked images. After 7 years I've confirmed that I don't suffer from a horizontal visual impediment. But .. it is too late. I am going to sell my camera.

I still admire Pentax film camera, and as a proof recently bought Pentax LX for my son's BD. Great feat of mechanical perfectionism. Too bad it is lost now ... at least for me.

Any advice for a replacement? ;-)

O
Welcome to the Pentax Forums!

Advice? Buy what camera has the features you want at the price you want to pay. Performance is consistently good across brands. Whatever you buy, do a full evaluation on receipt of your camera and work with the dealer to resolve any issues. According to Consumer Reports you can expect the following rates for "repairs and serious problems" for the following brands of interchangeable lens cameras:
  • Panasonic: 4% (1 of 25)
  • Canon: 5% (1 of 20)
  • Ricoh/Pentax: 7% (1 of 14) (Includes recent general recall of K-3II model cameras)
  • Sony: 7% (1 of 14)
  • Nikon: 8% (1 of 12)
  • Olympus: 8% (1 of 12)
They qualify these statistics by stating that differences of less that 5 percentage points are not significant. Taking that into account, it is clear that the de facto industry standard for serious fault is somewhere around 7% of production (Canon, Nikon, and Sony account for about 80% of sales) for interchangeable lens cameras.


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The problem happened with my camera as well. It first started with sensor rattling and shaky image in live view and now the images are tilted. I will take it to my dealer and see what they can say about it.
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