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06-23-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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Pentax K10 Problem

I'm very impressed by my new K10.
However, sometimes when I press shutter release the camera fires off two exposures in quick succession. Do I have a fault, or is there something I have wrongly set. Thanks.

06-23-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
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Press the Fn button and then Arrow Up.
Do you have multiple exposure set?
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Like Blende says, if you have the camera set for continuous drive, the camera will fire off multiple exposures very rapidly. Make sure you are in single shot drive mode. (FN menu, Arrow up, I believe it is the first selection to the left.)
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Definitely in single shot mode. Never gives multiple exposures, just two.
Happens more often when camera just turned on!

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I know some people feel the K10D has a hair trigger shutter release, but I think something else is going on here.

Hmmm, the release is really just an electrical switch. I wonder if maybe the contacts are sticking a little. How new is it? Can you swap it for another body?
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Yep, ive had this happen to me as well a few times. On pressing halfway to focus i can hear the shutter fire but theres no exposure?! When i go all the way only then does it give a exposure. Hasnt happened to me for a while now since ive put the camera through its paces. As suggested it may possibly be just a sticky shutter.

Also i used to flip through mounts quite frequently from m, k, m42, da....not sure if its a possible cause for eradic behaviour?
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Do you have the grip on? If so you may be hitting the extra shutter button on it. Not being used to the grip it happens to me sometimes. Dslrs do seem to have a hair trigger vs old mechanical film cameras. Still getting used to it.

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Are you bracketing by any chance?
07-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #10
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Thanks for everyone's comments. 'Sticky shutter' may be the problem as the fault occurs usually with the first couple of exposures and settles with more use.
07-06-2007, 06:27 PM   #11
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I get this sometimes too on my Samsung GX10

I try not to worry about it!

I used to have a Canon. I much prefer the "feel" of the shutter release on the GX10 (K10D clone) but I think it does do double shots sometimes.

But isn't it cool that the camera can blast off two RAW shots so quickly like that!
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My K10 does this very occasionally, too. I never worry about it because it happens so rarely. I first noticed it when I was wearing gloves this winter and thought I might have been a little off-center when I was pushing down on the shutter.
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I have a grip

I notice that the edge of my palm touches the shutter release button on the Battery Grip and accidentally releases the shutter. Got some interesting shots that way too

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