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09-02-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
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Light sensor problem on DL2?

Hi, I am new and have a problem with my beloved camera. It's about 4 years old now, but still takes great pictures when it's working properly. I have a problem now though, possibly with the light sensor. I am a complete camera dunce really, and usually use the Auto settings, occasionally having a little play, but I don't know what I am doing. All my pictures are coming out dark though, REALLY dark. You can just about make out what they are if you really squint, but that's it. It's not all the photos though, it'll work intermittently, for about 2-3 pictures and then go back to the dark ones. A friend managed to get it working manually, but not on auto.

Has anyone come across this problem? I am guessing it needs to go back to Pentax, but with it's age etc, I wonder if it'll be economical to repair. I've updated the firmware, to no avail.

09-02-2010, 05:40 AM   #2
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Have you checked your lens? Possibly un-mount and re-mount to make sure it is on secure. If you have other lens you can even try mounting another lens. Try to fine turn your troubleshooting so you can be fairly confident where the problem is.
09-02-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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It would help to post a picture you are having problems with, and make sure not to remove the EXIF information before posting. Could be something as simple as you having dialed in negative exposure compensation?

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