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03-19-2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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K70 issue for a first time Pentax user

just got my first ever Pentax, a K70...really like it but playing around with it somehow I have made a setting change and can't figure out how I did it!

The camera now when I go to take a single shot it releases the shutter twice, it wasn't doing this when i first used it, so somehow changed something...any ideas?

extra information - it doesn't matter what i have the dial/ mode set to Auto, P, SV etc it does it in every mode. I tried to find a reset just to take it back to original factory settings but had no luck finding one.

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When in shooting mode, press the up button on the 4-way pad to enter the drive mode menu. Then, select single frame and confirm.

This is pretty easy to accidentally change, so it's most likely what happened.

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that was my first thought, if you are saying its on continuous shooting mode, but it isn't, its set on single shot but takes two shots...so it must be something else, but just found out if i tun the screen off it will only take one shot, its when the screen is open it takes two, if that helps - i'm stumped

BTW the fourway keypad on the K70, the upward arrow is for ISO
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so are you in live view when it takes two shots (or at least it sounds like it's taking two)? that would be normal....

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so are you in live view when it takes two shots (or at least it sounds like it's taking two)? that would be normal....
I just tried it and your right, I didn't have a card in before and yes it sounds like two shots (two clicks/ clunks) but it isn't, is that just the mirror/ shutter one up one down? Still intrigued why if i just use the eye piece and not the screen it sounds like one shot (one click/ clunk)
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More importantly: How many photos on the memory card when you do these tests, now with a memory card installed?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rtwpaul Quote
I just tried it and your right, I didn't have a card in before and yes it sounds like two shots (two clicks/ clunks) but it isn't, is that just the mirror/ shutter one up one down? Still intrigued why if i just use the eye piece and not the screen it sounds like one shot (one click/ clunk)
It is just the way live view is impemented on some Pentax cameras. My K50 does the same. The mirror is up for live view but flips down again before the shot is taken sounding like two shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rtwpaul Quote
I just tried it and your right, I didn't have a card in before and yes it sounds like two shots (two clicks/ clunks) but it isn't, is that just the mirror/ shutter one up one down? Still intrigued why if i just use the eye piece and not the screen it sounds like one shot (one click/ clunk)
In live view the shutter has to close before the image is captured, and then open again after the picture is captured to go back in LV mode.
So it close the shutter before the image is captured, open shutter to start capture the shot, and close the shutter to end the capture, then open shutter again to enter live view mode after the image is captured.
I'm not sure how K70 shutter/mirror mechanism is designed. but it may be that the mirror also have to close every time the shutter close.

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