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Pentax K1 Mark II - fires sometimes continuously in single frame mode

I didnt find something about that in the forum so excuse me if this was discussed already.

Sometimes, my K1 II fires continuously although set in single frame mode (no bracketing set). Is this an indication of dirt under the trigger button? I might consider a cleaning through service then.

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Hi Andreas, I did a little digging and found the thread below. I hope this is of help, as it could be your issue. Good luck.

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Hi Andreas, I did a little digging and found the thread below. I hope this is of help, as it could be your issue. Good luck.

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Thanks, but I guess that's not it. Pictures are taken in my case. Camera behaves like on continuous shooting mode. Therefore my thinking of wonky contacts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yucafrita Quote
Thanks, but I guess that's not it. Pictures are taken in my case. Camera behaves like on continuous shooting mode. Therefore my thinking of wonky contacts.
Yes, recording an image is very different. Now we know that, the answers you now get will be better.

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I had a similar problem on my K-70 ... turned out I was managing to accidently actuate the Drive Mode option on the 4-way controller with my thumb when using the camera hand-held with a long lens! There may be options to disable or change the functionality of this controller on your camera ... worth a try at least
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I had a similar problem on my K-70 ... turned out I was managing to accidently actuate the Drive Mode option on the 4-way controller with my thumb when using the camera hand-held with a long lens! There may be options to disable or change the functionality of this controller on your camera ... worth a try at least
Yeah, I checked that. It's not the case. I think I will have it cleaned. The rear dial sometimes doesn't respond, either.

Edit: I may experience the continuous shutter firing when I am only slightly pressing the button (back button AF). If I press firmly, I don't remember this happening. Could it be that the shutter in general is a bit fidgety?

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Just to be sure: you're not in any user mode, are you? I have a user mode for birds in flight that includes continuous shooting. If I ever accidentally leave the camera in that mode, I get multiple shots of course.
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maybe you have activated continuous bracketing mode?

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Just to be sure: you're not in any user mode, are you? I have a user mode for birds in flight that includes continuous shooting. If I ever accidentally leave the camera in that mode, I get multiple shots of course.
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maybe you have activated continuous bracketing mode?
No, it was TAv. And it was bracketing off. It happens not very often, so I wonder if my finger might be a bit trigger happy. Combined with a sensible button, this may be the cause. Oh dear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yucafrita Quote
No, it was TAv. And it was bracketing off. It happens not very often, so I wonder if my finger might be a bit trigger happy. Combined with a sensible button, this may be the cause. Oh dear.
A peek at the makernotes in the EXIF would indicate both bracket and drive mode as would opening the file in the Pentax DCU software.


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QuoteOriginally posted by yucafrita Quote
No, it was TAv. And it was bracketing off. It happens not very often, so I wonder if my finger might be a bit trigger happy. Combined with a sensible button, this may be the cause. Oh dear.
I had a similar issue to yours on a few occasions some years back. I can't remember which camera, now... I think it was my K-5 or K-3. I found it happened when I pressed the edge of the shutter button rather than pressing down directly and deliberately on the centre of it. The result was kind of a light rocking motion on the switch, creating occasionally intermittent contact. It took me a little while to consciously retrain my forefinger, but it apparently worked as I've not had the problem since.

Might be worth testing this to see if it's the cause in your case...

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I had a similar issue to yours on a few occasions some years back. I can't remember which camera, now... I think it was my K-5 or K-3. I found it happened when I pressed the edge of the shutter button rather than pressing down directly and deliberately on the centre of it. The result was kind of a light rocking motion on the switch, creating occasionally intermittent contact. It took me a little while to consciously retrain my forefinger, but it apparently worked as I've not had the problem since.

Might be worth testing this to see if it's the cause in your case...
Yeah, good point, will have an eye on that. Maybe it's like you described.
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