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02-12-2008, 04:04 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Photo Tramp Quote
Like BrendanPK and his istD with over 100,000 and it is still in action. I think he is almost at that number with one of his K10D's also.
You can't put a number on how many actuations if the camera is taken care of. I know I have over 6000 on my K100D and have only had it for three months. I have over 20,000 on the DL and I know I baby both of my cameras.
Before I retired the K1000 three years ago, (this camera I had since 1969) I know I didn't treat it very well, It looked like it went through a war (It did BTY) This camera had over 500,000 actuations and still worked like it was new.
Holy Hell... do you rent a storage shed for negatives?!

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The answer to this problem was posted here on pentaxforums - the problem is simply that your scroll wheel is dirty. You should be able to find the answer with a search.

For the record, my *ist DS has about 60,000 shots on it since 2004. The scroll wheel started going nuts in 2006, but I expect to clean/fix it soon. My K10D has almost 30,000 shots on it and no issues.
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Yep, that was the problem. However, this discussion has not only helped me solve the problem, it gave me a lot of confidence in the lifespan of a Pentax, too! So this thread turns out to be very useful to me!

Thanks all!

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