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03-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #16
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If it fell in a pool of nice thick mud, it landed quite softly. So in that case chances are that you got away lucky.

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If it fell in a pool of nice thick mud, it landed quite softly. So in that case chances are that you got away lucky.
;( It didn't fall into a nice thick pool of mud... just semi wet dirt... ;/
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;( It didn't fall into a nice thick pool of mud... just semi wet dirt... ;/
ehh you should be fine. My K20 hit a hardwood floor from a high altitude that that and it still works great.
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It's definitely damaged. Send to me and I'll give you $50 for it.

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I am sure the SR is fine. The biggest issue is generally the lens (sometimes you can get decentering or other problems with a drop like that). The other thing is that you can shake the electronics connections lose on the inside.
How do you know if it is decentered?
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How do you know if it is decentered?
Try and take pictures, see if the focusing is still right on and such. You can google focus tests for cameras.

Also, to try to avoid this in the future, always use a neck strap!

Good luck!
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Try and take pictures, see if the focusing is still right on and such. You can google focus tests for cameras.

Also, to try to avoid this in the future, always use a neck strap!

Good luck!
I do use a neck strap ;P! Just didn't put it in my bag right ;PP. Also... is it okay to feel like there's something shifting up and down as I turn my camera upside down and upside right? Or is the SR damaged? or something?

EDIT: I can't find focus tests for K-X ;( , Iunno if it's me but the auto-focus sounds a bit weaker... and seems a bit slower in autofocusing, especially the fine adjustments it tries to do.
EDIT EDIT: maybe not... as I'm shooting 6400 ISO in low light conditions... still... is it normal to have a confused ish AF?

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I do use a neck strap ;P! Just didn't put it in my bag right ;PP. Also... is it okay to feel like there's something shifting up and down as I turn my camera upside down and upside right? Or is the SR damaged? or something?
The movement is the SR mechanism. It's quite normal on every Pentax DSLR body with SR.



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The movement is the SR mechanism. It's quite normal on every Pentax DSLR body with SR.

Thank you Jeff ;D. It's just I've never moved my camera around and figure out it's inside out haha. Now that I've dropped it, I actually looked at it more, the sensor... mirror..... even that tiny AF motor that you can barely see.
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The other thing is that you can shake the electronics connections lose on the inside.

What do you do if that happens, aside from crying?
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What do you do if that happens, aside from crying?
It didn't happen so I'm not going to think about it. Right now just worried about the AF.
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It didn't happen so I'm not going to think about it. Right now just worried about the AF.
No, no. I'm not asking on your behalf! What can I do, aside from crying?
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No, no. I'm not asking on your behalf! What can I do, aside from crying?
Oh, nothing ;(. I guess I've narrowed down the problem (if there are any) thanks for your help guys!
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The other thing is that you can shake the electronics connections lose on the inside.

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What do you do if that happens, aside from crying?
I need to convey my thoughts more concisely: I suspect the electronics connections are loose on the inside of my own camera. What might I do to remedy this?


OP: Don't go looking for problems. If there are any, they will reveal themselves in the photos you take. Good luck. At least your camera's functioning!

Also, I think that although the focus tests may be labeled as camera-specific, they work just as well for other cameras (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

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I need to convey my thoughts more concisely: I suspect the electronics connections are loose on the inside of my own camera. What might I do to remedy this?


OP: Don't go looking for problems. If there are any, they will reveal themselves in the photos you take. Good luck. At least your camera's functioning!

Also, I think that although the focus tests may be labeled as camera-specific, they work just as well for other cameras (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).
Oh! I'm sorry dude ;(. Whats wrong with your camera? Have you taken it to repair?
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