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02-02-2016, 04:16 AM   #1
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Pentax k3 dust removal sound??

Hello all I have a new Pentax K3. I have been noticing that when I turn the camera on and off their is a weird sound. I have stumbled on this sound being the dust removal system.

One day I had ran the dust removal from the menu and the sound had happened every time I run the manual dust removal. I was wondering if anyone else had this very slight metallic sound emitting from the camera when the camera turns on and off and when manually running the dust removal system. This sound is very shallow and is only when the dust removal system is on/working. It just sounds strange to be able to here this. So does anyone experience this, or could this be a problem that should be repaired?

Thank you in advance for any input.

02-02-2016, 04:26 AM   #2
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Yes, search for it and this question comes up often. It is normal.
02-02-2016, 09:52 AM   #3
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Dust removal system, this is normal. Not everyone can hear it, I'm told as you get older you can no longer hear those frequencies. I cannot hear it unless I have my ear right on the camera.

Older cameras had a different system that no one had a problem hearing. We used to get daily inquiries on those cameras because you could actually feel dust removal running.
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Thank you all.


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