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07-02-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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K3 Issue - Photo Overlays Prior Photo Resulting in Double or Blurred Images

Hi, not sure if anyone has encountered this. My K3 started acting up today. I'd take a picture, then another, then another. What would happen is picture 2 overlaid picture 1, resulting in a very blurry photo or dual image. Picture 3 would come out okay, but essentially I'm only getting two pictures for 3 shots.

Changed out my lens (DA*50-135, but not an SDM issue) and tried new or newly formatted memory cards. I was shooting in AV mode when I encountered the issue. It seems to work better in Green Mode or P mode, but not much better.


Any similar experiences or thoughts on things to try before I go looking for a repair service? Thanks fellow Pentaxians. Appreciate it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mwilky55 Quote
Hi, not sure if anyone has encountered this. My K3 started acting up today. I'd take a picture, then another, then another. What would happen is picture 2 overlaid picture 1, resulting in a very blurry photo or dual image. Picture 3 would come out okay, but essentially I'm only getting two pictures for 3 shots.

Changed out my lens (DA*50-135, but not an SDM issue) and tried new or newly formatted memory cards. I was shooting in AV mode when I encountered the issue. It seems to work better in Green Mode or P mode, but not much better.


Any similar experiences or thoughts on things to try before I go looking for a repair service? Thanks fellow Pentaxians. Appreciate it!
probably the multiple exposure mode is activated, just change to single frame shooting.
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Sounds like you might have inadvertantly enabled the multiple exposure drive mode. Check your drive mode to see if this is the case.

There's also a custom function setting that locks the 4-way pad until the OK button is pressed and held, which is super handy in preventing accidental drive mode setting changes.


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QuoteOriginally posted by sefesoft Quote
probably the multiple exposure mode is activated, just change to single frame shooting.
I was about to say the same thing.
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I have actually done the same thing on a couple of occasions. I’ve accidentally enabled multiple exposure mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Perfessor5646 Quote
I have actually done the same thing on a couple of occasions. I’ve accidentally enabled multiple exposure mode.
As with the other settings available through the 4-way controller, drive mode is all too easily changed with a misplaced finger or thumb.


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Thank you everyone for your diagnoses and suggestions....sure enough, the drive button did get set to multiple exposure. Switched it back and all is right with my trusty K-3, which will soon be venturing to Italy and Greece now that it's behaving.

It was also an opportunity to refresh myself on other drive functions I don't think about much or forgot all about, like Mirror Lock Up. Really appreciate everyone's help.

Michael

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QuoteOriginally posted by mwilky55 Quote
Thank you everyone for your diagnoses and suggestions....sure enough, the drive button did get set to multiple exposure. Switched it back and all is right with my trusty K-3, which will soon be venturing to Italy and Greece now that it's behaving.

It was also an opportunity to refresh myself on other drive functions I don't think about much or forgot all about, like Mirror Lock Up. Really appreciate everyone's help.

Michael
Good to hear that's all it was.
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