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04-08-2010, 04:08 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
I think that about 10 people replied with that in the last hour. :-P

The noise frightened me a bit too when I first heard it, but I never have heard it with any other body based SR type cameras. I wonder why that is.
Different brands have different types of in body SR as the Pentax has the floating sensor where it is more prone to being easily jarred..hence the reason why others blame this for mirror slap..but I think that is either a minor case or something imagined by some.

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am I the only one who read half of the manual before shooting pictures in the field?

(there were too many options compared to an SLR). I don't want to be rude, but some people would
say 'rtfm' But good idea to put this as a sticky. I was wondering what the clunk was too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
am I the only one who read half of the manual before shooting pictures in the field?

(there were too many options compared to an SLR). I don't want to be rude, but some people would
say 'rtfm' But good idea to put this as a sticky. I was wondering what the clunk was too!
you're not alone... I read the manual extensively for every piece of gear that I have..
and the moment I experienced that shake.. I knew it was the SR
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QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
am I the only one who read half of the manual before shooting pictures in the field?
I too read the manual for a couple of days before venturing to fondle the dials on my dSLR.
IMHO, one should read the manual of every single piece of equipment unless one already knows how to operate and handle them. The same goes for photography. If you were to give me, say a medium format camera of which I have not tried before. I would probably pour over the manual to understand the workings of such equipment. (I know, some of you would say, just point the lens and fire away ). But to me, a wee knowledge of the equipment may comes in handy in times of difficulty.

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my kx doesnt have this sound until few week ago but its cool with me cause it still take pictures

but better still, now I can lend it to people and tell them they have spoilt it
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I had a friend come to me recently, absolutely freaked out about the "clunk" in his new camera.
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Ahh, the sensor clunk

A question many a Pentaxian has asked....
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Actually isn't this the orientation sensor what he's referring to? Every camera I've had that had an orientation sensor had a slight 'rattle'...not just Pentax. Canon's, Nikons, etc

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The orientation might make a very slgiht sound on a DSLR, but SR definitely makes a much more substantial one.
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Why the heck am I denied this clunk on my K-x?

It doesn't make a SOUND.
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You haven't fund the right way to turn it yet, or haven't done it in a quiet enough environment, or you've lost some hearing. Seriously; I doubt my parents could hear it. They hear conversation just fine, but neither of them can hear the crickets chirping utside their home.
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so the same thing is in the k10d? because I'm hearing clunk too and I was thinking "what the hell is that, maybe I bought camera which was droped or something". Sorry if that is obvious to experienced users, but I'm new DSLR owner also as Pentax
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Once again, *every single Pentax DSLR with SR* does this. Every single one, no exceptions whatseover.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Once again, *every single Pentax DSLR with SR* does this. Every single one, no exceptions whatseover.
Either I'm deaf, or some folks are amazingly perceptive, because I can turn my K20D in all directions (power on or off) and not hear anything except perhaps the faintest noise, which short of knowing about this "issue" I would ascribe to the camera strap wiggling or something.

But this uses the term "clunk" which I would expect to hear if there was a AA battery loose inside the camera or something...
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QuoteOriginally posted by SauliusM Quote
so the same thing is in the k10d? because I'm hearing clunk too and I was thinking "what the hell is that, maybe I bought camera which was droped or something". Sorry if that is obvious to experienced users, but I'm new DSLR owner also as Pentax
Yes it is . Don't worry about it, just enjoy taking pictures .
Ehhh .... You should worry when you don't hear/feel that clunk any more .
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