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01-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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K7 loose flash mount on body

I just noticed recently when I attach my flash onto the camera it wobbles and upon closer inspection it appears where the metal mount attaches to the body that it is loose. I am worried that repeated use of the flash will cause it to break off. It wobbles to the left more than it does to the right. I still have warrenty on the camera but would appreciate any other advise.


01-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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You're still under warranty. Do not attempt to do anything. Call it in for a repair. The shoe should not move at all.
01-31-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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I remember that on my old MX I could remove the metal plate and tighten the screw.
But on the new cameras it seems (I am looking at a K20 atm), that the screws are screwed in from the inside. On the K20 one can see part of them at the left and right side.
So, this cannot be done so easily. I would send it in, too.
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Good to know.

I hope Pentax Australia takes it, I'm originally from Canada, but moved to Australia recently and hope the international warranty card works.

01-30-2011, 11:15 AM   #5
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There's a tiny bit of left/right wobble in the flash shoe of my K-7 as well. I noticed it the very first time I attached a flash to my camera. I haven't though that it would be dangerous and considered it more like an irritating "feature".

EDIT: Uups, I just noticed that this is a year old thread...

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