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10-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Malfunctioning shutter release button...

For those of you who might have encountered a malfunctioning shutter release button - where upon a half press it snaps the shutter instead of finding focus first - I have a "lesson learned" to share.

I was out on the Blue Ridge Parkway at about 4,000 feet, 31 degrees, and light snow and sleet blowing nearly horizontally, with my K100D last weekend. After hiking a few miles and shooting a few shots, with some snow accumulation on the camera, we headed back to civilization. I later noticed my "malfunctioning shutter release." For a whole day, it didn't work properly.

I am happy to report that two days later, after the moisture in the shutter release had a chance to dry out, it now works as designed.

The moral to this story is: If you insist on getting your camera wet and the shutter release doesn't work right as a result, give it a couple of days to dry out before you send it in for repair.

This is a good reason for a weather sealed body such as the K-7.

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