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05-29-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Faulty shutter-release button?

Hey guys. I've just gotten my new K20D but I think I have a problem.... a very stupid problem, IF it's a problem.

The shutter-release button doesn't feel right to me. The half-press position only takes a very light touch of the finger. I'm not used to a shutter button being like that. Is it supposed to be like this on the K20D?

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After having a *ist DL I found that my K10D shutter release was MUCH more sensitive.
05-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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I noticed that on my K200D compared to a P&S too -- there's no actual clicky-push for the half-press, you just sort of rest your finger on it. After getting used to it, I quite like it now; it's restful.

There were times doing the AF focus-and-recompose method on my P&S that I screwed up due to my finger getting tired and misjudging the pressure needed to keep the button in half-press.
05-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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I have three D-SLRs, *ist DS2, K10D, and K20D. All feel a little different though K20D is probably the lightest touch & mushiest of the three. I don't know how much this is by design and how much is just sample-to-sample variation.

05-30-2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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What would it be like on the K-7?
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My k200d is quite sensitive too although i compared it with k20d and k20d button seemed to be much much more sensitive and harder to press all the way down. Personally i prefer my k200d button sensitivity
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I have the K200D, which is quite similar to the K20D in this department. And I agree with the general sentiment here: the feel of the K200D shutter button took a little while to get used to, but now that I have adjusted (and really, it took all of a couple of days), I'd really hate to go back to a camera that required more pressure to operate the half press. I think the K20D/K200D shutter release is a huge improvement over previous models.

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