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01-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Is my K10D acting up?

Right after I snap a picture My K10 makes a noise that I don't recall noticing before. Not only do I hear a noise but you can feel something move (very very faint). The best way to describe the noise is that it almost sounds like the lense trying to focus. This noise and movement is really fast, no where near a second. As I said these are very very faint but I don't THINK it was doing this yesterday. Also, I took off the lense and snapped a picture and it did not do this. If you put it up next to your ear it sounds like its coming from inside the body not the lense. Does your camera do this? Thanks.


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01-14-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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its the image stabilization system

turn IS off and it goes away
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its the image stabilization system

turn IS off and it goes away

It is turned off!
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I did notice that yesterday when I went out for a quick shoot session. I just tried it now, it was still there. I was doing autobracketing (which i dont use enough)...and, I just turned it off, and it does not do it...
could be due to the successive shots?...

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Mine does it too. I was thinking about posting this question and, voila, someone beat me to it. It would make me feel better if we knew, for sure, what it is.

Also, another noise question. When rotating the camera from horizontal to vertical shooting and back again I can distinctly feel something moving inside the body. It's kind of like a thud that you can feel more than hear.

WHAT IS IT????
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QuoteOriginally posted by Workingdog Quote
Mine does it too. I was thinking about posting this question and, voila, someone beat me to it. It would make me feel better if we knew, for sure, what it is.

Also, another noise question. When rotating the camera from horizontal to vertical shooting and back again I can distinctly feel something moving inside the body. It's kind of like a thud that you can feel more than hear.

WHAT IS IT????
That for certain is the SR mechanism moving in your k10d
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Any more on Techguy's original question? As I mentioned I hear this noise too.
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If it's almost like a sliding noise just a split second after the shutter closes, I think what both of you are hearing the the shutter re-cocking for the next image (not the IS system). You can hear it best just after releasing the shutter button after holding it down for a second or two in the bulb mode to quiet the camera. After releasing the button, you will then hear two distinct sounds - the first louder, sharper, sound is the shutter closing with the mirror flopping down at the same time (with vibrating, ringing, noise from the springs) and the next softer, almost sliding sound (best description I can think of), is the shutter re-cocking. If the second sound is what you're describing, it's absolutely normal (actually, absolutely necessary).

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Yes Stewart, exactly as you described. Thank you!!! This is a great forum, a wealth of knowledge.
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Ok, then, what's the faint sound that it makes while the shutter is open?

Reproduce this as follows:

- switch to Bulb
- hold the button down
- hold your ear against the body.

It's a continuous quiet scratching/hissing, like a very quiet Geiger counter.
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Good grief. I had to sleep on it overnight to figure out what the first two were likely hearing, and now you throw another noise on the table. Instead of doing the same with this, lets just say the camera, since it is just as much mechanical (moving metal and plastic parts) as it is electronic, makes a wide range of noises at various point during normal operation and leave it at that. In other words, if it's working, who cares!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisA Quote
Ok, then, what's the faint sound that it makes while the shutter is open?

Reproduce this as follows:

- switch to Bulb
- hold the button down
- hold your ear against the body.

It's a continuous quiet scratching/hissing, like a very quiet Geiger counter.
I thought the user's manual was quite specific, you are supposed to look through the view finder, not stick the camera in your ear.

All bad jokes aside, I agree with stewart, if the camera works, just use it. If you want to hear something really funny, listen to the clockwork mechanism on a mechanically timed shutter at a 1 second exposure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisA Quote
Ok, then, what's the faint sound that it makes while the shutter is open?

Reproduce this as follows:

- switch to Bulb
- hold the button down
- hold your ear against the body.

It's a continuous quiet scratching/hissing, like a very quiet Geiger counter.
It's the battery frying.
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It's the battery frying.
That's not funny, lol. Ok it is a little. I heard a noise like that one day sitting at my desk. Couldn't figure out what it was until battery acid started leaking out of my mouse. Had it happen once after that, but heard a nice little "POP" before hand.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisA Quote
Ok, then, what's the faint sound that it makes while the shutter is open?

Reproduce this as follows:

- switch to Bulb
- hold the button down
- hold your ear against the body.

It's a continuous quiet scratching/hissing, like a very quiet Geiger counter.
I've just followed those instructions on mine, and yes, I can hear it... but only when I move the camera. As long as the camera is perfectly still (ie. resting on my desk or a tripod), I get no noise. So I would assume it has something to do with Shake Reduction. And since SR + Bulb is probably not a viable combination (since you should be using a tripod for long exposures, and turning SR off), this wouldn't appear to be a problem I would say!
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