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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-11-2020, 12:41 PM  
Conan the Adventurer
Posted By jk3rwood
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My adorable pup and hiking companion.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-17-2019, 09:42 AM  
Autofocus only works in Liveview mode. HELP!
Posted By jk3rwood
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Views: 876
Well after numerous phone calls to camera repair shops and much research, I did a thorough cleaning of the lens contacts and it seems that could be the culprit. I do have AF functional now, but its not nearly as consistent as it used to be. I got an estimate of around $250 to get it serviced by Ricoh assuming no parts need to be replaced.... Next question; do you think its worth it?
Or should I take that $250 and throw it towards a replacement? Anyone have any recommendations for a good all-around lens with a focal range to replace a 28-105?

Thanks for all your help everyone!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-13-2019, 07:08 AM  
Autofocus only works in Liveview mode. HELP!
Posted By jk3rwood
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Wow...I wish I had come here first! I will try some cleaning when I get home later today, and get a set-up for some fine tuning to see if that does the trick. Looking forward to more suggestions and hopefully figuring this all out. I've had some weird issues with my gear in the past, but this is a whole different level of "Wtf?!" in my book. Thank you so much for the advice everyone!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-12-2019, 04:33 PM  
Autofocus only works in Liveview mode. HELP!
Posted By jk3rwood
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Hey everyone, I'm having a very strange issue with my K1 and the 28-105mm lens. Autofocus is struggling to operate in general when I'm looking through the viewfinder, typically its just in front of the focus point and will never get a crisp image like it used to. This issue JUST started this last weekend, and I've only had this body/lens for roughly a year. The weird part, is that focusing works as flawlessly as it used to, when I'm in Liveview mode. But only when I'm in Liveview! I am supposed to be shooting a wedding in a few weeks and I'm going to be one sad photog if I can't use my favorite all-around lens! Any advice would be appreciated. This issue is only with this lens, my K1 works just fine with any other lens I throw onto it. However this is my only autofocusing lens made for FF, so I'd love to get this figured out!

*Note* I have looked into calibrating this lens, but this issue is totally non-existant when in Liveview. This issue is consistent between my K1 and my K50 as well. Could the autofocus drive within the lens itself have already gone out? If so, what am I looking at for repairs, do you think?
I take very good care of my gear, and I'd find it hard to believe that Pentax makes such fragile lenses. However any advice at this point would be appreciated!!

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