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08-30-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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K20D auto-shooting?

Anyone know what would cause a K20D to auto focus and take a picture without pressing the shutter button?

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A Canon ghost, or a Nikon devil.
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Jammed shutter button?
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That's a vague scenario. Does this happen all the time, when the camera is on or only once or twice in a day? A jammed shutter button would probably cause the camera to continuously shoot until powered off. Maybe a power short internally could cause that to happen a few times. Maybe a software or hardware malfunction. But beyond that I cannot see why that would happen.

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A.... sticky, shutter button?
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IR remote, with [AF with remote] enabled.

I doubt you would be doing this without knowing it, but it is a correct answer :-)

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Catch in focus?
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Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I'll have to check the camera to see if any of these suggestions apply.

If I recall correctly, this mainly happens after I take a picture. I'd have the camera in my hand at my side and it just focuses and takes another shot.

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Is the battery grip attached? I used to take pics all the time by mistake with my K10D when I bumped the shutter release on the grip...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wesbo Quote
Is the battery grip attached? I used to take pics all the time by mistake with my K10D when I bumped the shutter release on the grip...
That was my first reaction. It happen to me twice after I realized what was happening.
I am interesting to know what Wesbo you discover and what was the cause.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wesbo Quote
Is the battery grip attached? I used to take pics all the time by mistake with my K10D when I bumped the shutter release on the grip...
Bingo! That is exactly what was happening. I have a wrist strap attached and when I hang on to the camera, I'm pressing the strap against the shutter release on the grip.

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