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12-20-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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[K-x] Two issues - custom reset not fixing

It is all detailed here: User error - can't get the camera to only snap a single frame: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Essentially when in live view the camera, no matter what setting will take two pictures and combine them. In non live view, the camera works fine. This issue started happening shortly after the firmware update. I don't know how soon after, but I know it didn't happen before then.

Further, I can not enable shake reduction. It is grayed out no matter what. In film mode I have it enabled, but the master SR overrides the setting, and it is grayed out.

My new question: Can I revert back to the old firmware and then re-update to the new one?

What ought I do?

12-21-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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Are you using the flash when trying all of the above?

With the flash enabled, I thought SR was disabled. I thought I was having the no-SR problem before, and it turned out to be operator error.

I see in the other thread that others are already covered whether you have been interpreting the first mirror slap for phase-detect focus, then second mirror slap for the actual picture, which I assume you are not.

This again leads me back to use of a flash...are you using it for your testing? It may be set to fill flash (either slow sync or trailing curtain flash), in which case the exposure is longer to allow ambient light to affect the photo. This can occasionally end up looking like 2 exposures due to the ambient lighting, and portions where the flash affects the exposure appearing to be out of sync, sort of like the portion of the photo most affected by the flash appears to be another exposure, or the flash covered subject is super-imposed over the rest of the image.

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