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Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-06-2017, 04:58 PM  
1/6000 Shutter speed
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Hey, did anyone ever find a solution to this, I currently have a Pentax K-x that is exhibiting the same problem. Seems fine at 1/4000 but once you switch to 1/5000 you get about a quarter of the top screen blacked out. When switching to the highest speed of 1/6000, you get about 1/3-/12 of the screen blacked out. Not the hugest problem in the world as those shutter speeds rarely are a necessity but I feel more comfortable knowing all the gremlins that my camera currently has. If anyone ever figured this out or has any ideas, feel free to give me an update. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-12-2017, 08:18 AM  
ist DS shutter button problem - no contact.
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 54
Views: 11,907
I know this is about an 8 year old thread but does anyone on here know the part number for the DS Shutter Switch that was talked about?
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 08:00 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
I'm not adverse to doing that so I may try. I think I might order SmearAway just as a last resort and giving it a good shot, if that doesn't work I have no problem living with it. I wouldn't have known about it if I wasn't checking at such a high f stop. I usually shoot pretty wide so it shouldn't be too annoying in the future.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 03:29 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Tempted to try the Smear Away liquid from Visible Dust but not sure if it is just another gimmick. Anyone have any luck having one liquid do the trick as opposed to another (in this case Eclipse)?
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 01:55 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Yeah ok thats what I thought you meant. I definitely tried to "work" the area, still remained the same. I don't think it has changed any since I started so I am starting to think it is either a defect, stain, or stubborn oil/pollen.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 01:15 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Not sure what you mean by "kitchen owen".
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 12:32 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Serial Number is 3847****. I guess I will try a couple more times, the spot is visible when the mirror is up, I tend to think it is possibly dry oil and the methanol in eclipse just isn't cutting it. Thats just my guess I could be wrong but if someone more knowledgeable than me has an opinion I'd like to hear it, I'm open to anything because this hasn't budged.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 12:15 PM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Well, as of now I have tried the blower, which didn't do anything for that but it did remove stuff that was not stuck. I have tried numerous we cleanings, maybe around 6 or 7 over a 3 day span. The sensor is very clean other than that one spot. I was sure the sensor stain was more of a trail of spots but I may be wrong. Its honestly not noticeable in regular pictures with wide apertures so its not too bad but when you know its there it becomes annoying. Any other ideas would help, cleaning solutions (I use eclipse now), methods, whatever you guys can think of. Thanks again.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-21-2015, 11:41 AM  
New to me K5 with spot on sensor. Detectives needed!
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Recently purchased a new to me K5, barely used maybe less than 200 shots on it. Everything was good till I decided to shoot with high f-stops to see if the sensor was dirty. Had some dirt on it but nothing crazy, nonetheless I gave it a wet cleaning. That took everything off except for this one annoying spot. I know that the K5s were notorious for sensor stains but I am not sure if that is what this is. Could just be a really stubborn spot, but I believe I have worked it enough to know its probably not coming off. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated, I would hate to send it in as a repair would probably cost close to what I paid for it. Thanks.

The spot is slightly off center to the right and down. It shows up at f11 and if you are trying hard to spot it can be seen at 5.6.
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Forum: Sold Items 03-16-2014, 12:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
still available?
Forum: Sold Items 03-06-2014, 09:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
2nd place pm sent....again:D
Forum: Sold Items 03-04-2014, 04:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax k-7 body
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 5
Views: 894
2nd place pm sent :eek:
Forum: Sold Items 07-15-2013, 01:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: White K-x kit or body, white 18-55mm
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
PM also.
Forum: Sold Items 07-09-2013, 11:40 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K200D/DA18-55 WR LENS
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Would you consider selling the 18-55 wr lens from the k200 separately?
Forum: Sold Items 07-08-2013, 01:12 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
So what is the current price?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-26-2013, 07:24 AM  
Q or K-01 with 2 lens $400 at Woot
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
The k-01 seems tempting at this price, but I think I would rather get it with the 40mm.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-24-2013, 06:29 AM  
hi
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Welcome!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-23-2013, 06:17 PM  
Just an introduction......
Posted By apentacitis
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Just wanted to introduce myself and state why I ended up as a Pentax fan. When looking for a dslr I began getting sick at the prices of Nikon & Canon and longed for something different. I wanted flexibility in lenses and to be able to capture the image in my mind without being limited by the dollars in my wallet. I know the photography industry is constantly a quality demanding one so when I stumbled upon Pentax it was a good fit. They offered me features that much more expensive cameras have, even some that other companies don't such as shake reduction in the body and the infamous green button metering. I purchased my K100d secondhand and have great manual lenses that produce beautiful 6mp images. I am an artist that is constantly looking to learn and expand on technique and idea. I look forward to contributing to a community, that for a couple of years now, have just been a voyeur of (what photographer isn't). As the great Dirk Diggler once said, "ready to shoot, Jack".
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