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02-24-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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problem with my *ist DL

it only recently just started doing this, but i've had the camera since 2006.
and lately when i have it in Manual mode, instead of a shutter speed showing up on the Tv spot, Bu shows up, for bulb, but the camera is not on bulb mode.

does this sound familiar to anyone?

02-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Yep, I've read that you have to clean the mode switch contacts.

Have a look at this tutorial :
Open Source Mechanic blog Repairing Pentax *IST DL DSLR mode switch

And here is the manual. Download the older models service manuals :

02-24-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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thank you so so much, i never would have known this

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