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08-19-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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Realign blue needle on K2

The blue needle that indicates shutter speed in the viewfinder is off by about a stop or two, and it bugs the heck out of me. I've seen a few reports of this with requests for help in the archives, but no solutions. Can anyone with experience offer guidance so I can try to fix this myself?

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Are you sure that the exposure compensation ring is set to 1X?
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Exposure compensation doesn't affect the shutter speed indicator. It changes the position of the black needle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
The blue needle that indicates shutter speed in the viewfinder is off by about a stop or two, and it bugs the heck out of me. I've seen a few reports of this with requests for help in the archives, but no solutions. Can anyone with experience offer guidance so I can try to fix this myself?
I had that with one of my K2DMD bodies, a trip to Eric solved the issue.I believe he just had to realign the shutter speed dial??

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxus Quote
Exposure compensation doesn't affect the shutter speed indicator. It changes the position of the black needle.
Right you are. My bad.
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My K2 was having a simular issue where the blue needle would not move past 60, any setting 60 to Auto was 60 in the window. I was waiting to send it to Eric until he finished with my SP F and MX. Anyway when they got back I picked it up and low and behold it was working perfectly again. Mine was a flebay camera so it may have been stuck in a camera bag for years and was just gummed up. It will still go to Eric for CLA in the next month or so.
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Thanks for the responses so far, and I know Eric can fix it, but I use Av mode >90% of the time so it's really not worth it to me to send it in. I was hoping for some tear-down guidance from someone who's done this before. Cheers!
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Use it in Auto and get a KX to go with it for manual exposure.

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