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01-26-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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K-500 Manufacture Date

Hello fellow Pentaxians!!

So I decided to check the shutter count and manufacture date of my K-500. I used the tool here on the forums. This is what it reported:

Camera: PENTAX K-500
Manufature Date: 1980:01:22
Shutter Count: 4,480

Does anyone see the date? 1980?? Plus it's spelled wrong. LMAO

I bought it new in April of last year.

Anyone else have this problem? Should I be worried?

Thanks to all for your help in advance.

01-26-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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Submit this via the suggestions forum Site Suggestions and Help -
Also, did you upload a picture that has not been run through a post processing editor? you should upload a picture that is straight out of the camera.
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It's obviously a rare prototype from 1980. I'd hold onto that one!

I second the post above. Try again with an unaltered jpeg strait out of camera.

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12-01-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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This is really weird, I'm having the same issue.

Camera PENTAX K-500
Manufature Date 1980:01:17
Shutter Count 2,704

I tried with 3 different photos. The camera is currently plugged in to my computer and I'm accessing the photos from there-- so it's directly from the camera. And it is definitely a JPEG.


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Bump. Any ideas?
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