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RIP my istDS

Started Jan 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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RIP my istDS
Jan 9, 2012

The istDS my first DSLR that I purchased in 2005 has finally died.

For quite some time now (5 years) the first picture I take from switch on is completely black, even if I try another lens. There is so much dust in the viewfinder it is untrue no matter how much I clean the camera. Another thing is that even with fresh batteries fitted the camera reckons they are flat.

Oh well what have I got to lose, the camera is worthless if I try to sell it so I took it to bits and tried to get at the viewfinder to clean it. Oh what fun I had. I've still got the dust and now the flash is dead. Its a shame really as the camera feels so balanced in the hand and small too.

I've since purchased Nikon (sorry) but one day I shall buy another Pentax, I just love the balance of the camera in the .I got my first cover shot using this camera.


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