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01-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Auto-focus problem with beloved k-10

Has anyone else had problems with a K10 just not focussing all of a sudden?

I have loved this camera since I opened the box - it's been through every foul weather assignment I could muster and it performed like a champ. I like the image output better than my K20! I have kept up on regular updates, cleanings .... the works! And after ~300,000 shutter actuations, I fear it's reaching it's end.

Do I send it off for what I'm sure is going to be a costly repair or is it finally time to retire her?

The short story is I put on a lens, power up, depress the shutter half way - nothing! Nada - as if the camera is in Manual focus mode. But it's not. Double, triple checked everything.

Has anybody seen this before?

01-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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I just hope mine lasts for 300,000.
I do hope this is a palm-to-the-face fix and all is well soon.
Good luck.
01-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Mine gave trouble at about 60,000. Already had the K20, so i solved the problem by getting the K7. Suggest you can solve your problem with a K5.
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If you've taken 300k shots you've definitely gotten your money's worth- at that point I would either get a new K10 or upgrade to the K-5. Seeing that the K-5's got a load of improved features over the K10, I'd go for that if you can afford it.

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Does the built in flash still work? When my flash stopped working, it wouldn't focus or take a photo unless the flash was pushed down.
01-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #6
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Maybe check/reset the settings? You might have disabled the autofocus-on-half-shutter-press perhaps.

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