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11-01-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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My K30 failed after 1500 shots I now have a KP. I noticed the KP has the same diopter adjustment as the K30 and I found myself wondering if the two cameras had anything else in common. Does anyone know if the KP has the dreaded solenoid?

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No, the KP has a different aperture system, and will be immune to that problem, unlike other models like the K-50, K-S1, K-S2 and even the K-70 (even if fails are rare for the latest models).

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Even with problematic cameras, they say the best thing to keep them going is to shoot with them all the time. My K-50 is at about 40k shutter actuation. My K-S1 is getting close to 20k. Both working well* thank God

*The K-50 had a some eletronic gremlins every once in a while but that seems to have completely gone away with using a AA battery adapter
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No, the solenoid is in the entry level models.

The KP, K-1 and 645Z use stepper motors.

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No, the solenoid is in the entry level models.

The KP, K-1 and 645Z use stepper motors.

Enjoy your beautiful purchase!
I am doing once I got it set up it became my favourite very quickly. My K3 is still my big lens camera but with limited its KP all the way
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I haven't heard of any issues since the time it came out. I think it's one tough camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
I am doing once I got it set up it became my favourite very quickly. My K3 is still my big lens camera but with limited its KP all the way
Yeah the KP is a gem. Enjoy it!
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That would definitely be a plus for the KP.

My K-70's AB failed at 7500 I think, I'm at 12,000 shots now I've been using it with the aperture ring.
Now that's it's winter I'll have to send it in.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
My K30 failed after 1500 shots I now have a KP. I noticed the KP has the same diopter adjustment as the K30 and I found myself wondering if the two cameras had anything else in common. Does anyone know if the KP has the dreaded solenoid?
The cheap diopter adjustment slider is the one thing I don't like about the KP, the 2nd is lacking the IR remote control.
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The cheap diopter adjustment slider is the one thing I don't like about the KP, the 2nd is lacking the IR remote control.
It would be interesting to know if the dial gives you finer adjustment. I managed OK to get it sharp but I prefer the dial. IR I rarely use and would probably use WiFi instead
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It would be interesting to know if the dial gives you finer adjustment. I managed OK to get it sharp but I prefer the dial. IR I rarely use and would probably use WiFi instead
I think so the dial has finer steps, but I found it more easy to shift than the slider when the camera bouncing around in the bag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Even with problematic cameras, they say the best thing to keep them going is to shoot with them all the time. My K-50 is at about 40k shutter actuation. My K-S1 is getting close to 20k. Both working well* thank God

*The K-50 had a some eletronic gremlins every once in a while but that seems to have completely gone away with using a AA battery adapter
I would recommend the same thing. Keep shooting regularly and your camera will last longer. :-)
Although I now have the KP, I have to force myself to shoot with K-50 from time to time.
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I would recommend the same thing. Keep shooting regularly and your camera will last longer. :-)
Although I now have the KP, I have to force myself to shoot with K-50 from time to time.
I split my shooting between the KP and the K3 because one is better with big or old lenses whilst my KP is my limited camera. Mind you, by all accounts, these are both really reliable, but, just in case, I will keep taking loads of photos with both purely to keep them running and for no other reason ..... I am not addicted to photography ........ Honestly .......
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