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06-29-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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K100D sometimes doesn't fire

Sometimes my K100D won't "fire" (shutter won't activate).

I have recharged batteries.

Any suggestions will be greatly valued.


06-29-2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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There really is not enough information in that post to give an answer. It could be anything from the light being too low to lock focus to a defect in the camera.
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I believe this happens when the camera can not focus

I had the same from time to time (specially with fast moving objects, like in sport) and it is really a pain but maybe changing some settings (AF-C or AF-S) can solve that...
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I do believe that in AF.S the shutter will not fire unless the camera gets focus confirmation. I've used this feature with some manual "A" lenses to do some trap focus shots.

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Focusing problems are what I think of, too. Does it happen with every lens? Will it fire on Manual Focus?
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Thanks very much for the help!

I never use AF mode. But somehow the switch was moved to AF mode.

I think switching it back to the MF position — thanks to responses to my message — has solved the problem. (Later today I hope to do more extensive testing.)

I really appreciate the responses!

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