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07-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Pentax K200 problems

My Pentax K200D has several problems.

My dad did rent it from me for a year or 2 now. I noticed then already it gave some trouble when I did put the camera on. My dad never had the problem. But now, the problems are a bit bigger.


When shooting with sunlight, sunlight from both back&front the photo's become completely white. The white shoots red as if it is over-exposed. Even with different lenses and settings somehow photo's stay white.


When the flash is being used inside, photo's are unsharp. Even in manual settings, and when I or my dad see the photo is sharp. It gets unsharp. In auto focus it's always unsharp using auto focus.


The battery compartment seem to give a lot of trouble as well. Even using a battery grip or body grip it gives trouble. It often says the batteries are empty while they're full. It goes quicker with non-rechargeable batteries then with rechargeable batteries. But even with rechargeable batteries 9 out of 10 times within a minute the camera says they're all empty. Even after changing batteries the problem stays.

The white balance is never changed. The camera is updated to the last version. The only changes ever made were in the beginning when I bought the camera in 2009. Never any trouble with wheather changes etc. Hope someone can help me out.

Some examples:

Auto focus with flash:

Manual focus, no flash no direct sunlight:



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