Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-25-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 15
Shutter releases very slowly


I bought my Pentax KS2 less than one year ago. It's been working fine up until about a month ago when I noticed that the shutter won't release when I press the button or will release very slowly (I have to keep the button pressed for longer than 1-2 seconds until it releases). Sometimes it releases normally, but most of the time it doesn't.

What could be causing this? Thoughts on how to fix it?

Many thanks!


09-25-2016, 10:39 AM - 1 Like   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North East of England
Posts: 6,259
Welcome to the forums

Could it be that you've inadvertently switched to 2 second timer mode?
09-25-2016, 01:59 PM   #3
New Member

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 15
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Welcome to the forums

Could it be that you've inadvertently switched to 2 second timer mode?
Hi Mike

No, it's not that

Like I said...sometimes it works properly but most of the time it doesn't.

Thanks for the suggestion though

09-25-2016, 03:12 PM - 1 Like   #4
Site Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: South West UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 603
If you have set the shutter to 'focus priotity' in the menu, the camera will wait for focus confirmation before releasing the shutter. Could it be that?


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
button, camera, pentax help, photography, release, releases, shutter, shutter releases, troubleshooting
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mirror always up, shutter stays closed, and camera operates slowly michaelwoodcock Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 15 11-25-2014 07:01 AM
Amount of shutter releases devouges Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 03-25-2014 03:06 PM
Samyang 24mm 1.4 Releases Next Week, Very Costly (Europe) joe.penn Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 01-27-2012 04:20 AM
Is it normal for my K7 shutter button to reset slowly? allill Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 03-11-2010 04:17 PM
100,000 Shutter Releases jeremy_c Photographic Technique 19 12-15-2008 01:17 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:49 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]