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02-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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K-7 horizon misaligned?

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I have a K-7. Had it since march or april last year. I like it a lot, but there's one thing that bugs me. The electronic horizon seems to be off. When I take a photo of a centered spirit level (googled this word up, so I hope it's right), I have to rotate the body a notch or 2-3 to the right to have it appear exactly horizontal on the photo. When taking photos, I often notice the same effect. Is the electronic horizon indicator in my K-7 faulty?

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2 of my 2 k-7s were not correct....
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Short answer, yes. That is, faulty in that they are all (or most of them) off. Apparently there is no easy way to calibrate it either so most just shut it off and trust the viewfinder. Or at least I did.

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2 of my 2 k-7s were not correct....
It is still under warranty, but from your reply I figure a repair or replacement probably won't help?

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Thanks. Looks like I will be sending my K-7 back after all. If it can be fixed, I want it to.
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Thanks. Looks like I will be sending my K-7 back after all. If it can be fixed, I want it to.
It can be fixed, they (Debeukelaer in Antwerpen) fixed my new K-5 under warrenty.
It took them no more than 5 weeks for getting K-5 adjustment software from Japan however....
If the K-7 software tools are the same as the K-5, you should be fine.

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Well the camera's on its way. My lenses are already missing it .

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QuoteOriginally posted by starbase218 Quote
Well the camera's on its way. My lenses are already missing it .
You can call Debeukelaer and ask for the service department.
They will tell you the progress on their repairs.
Make sure to have your serial number and the name of the shop that is sending it in at hand.

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Does anyone know if this affects the automatic horizon leveling also, or is it just the "spirit level" display that's off?
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Does anyone know if this affects the automatic horizon leveling also, or is it just the "spirit level" display that's off?
Don't know for sure, but I would be surprised if it doesn't. That would mean having two sensors in the body, or two separate and different algorithms to retrieve the sensor data in the software, to do the same thing. Seems like a wasted effort either way.
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You can call Debeukelaer and ask for the service department.
They will tell you the progress on their repairs.
Make sure to have your serial number and the name of the shop that is sending it in at hand.

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Thanks, I might do that.
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Mine works fine.
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