K5 Camera Freeze?

Started Jan 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Todd Ka
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K5 Camera Freeze?
Jan 23, 2012

So I have a photographer who is shooting with a K5 tethered to a laptop. We were also using the AC power adapter. The camera battery was low.

On the last two jobs, the camera has sort of frozen. I happened to be there shooting with a K10D (working perfectly) last time it occurred.
Here is what happens.

Upon releasing the K5 shutter

1. The lens would stop down,

2. The viewfinder would not black out indicating that the mirror had not lifted, but you could definitely feel a little movement coming from inside. I took the lens off and could not tell if the shutter was opening.
3. I turned it off and on.
4. I unplugged it from the PC and turned it off and on.
5. I took the batter out.
6. The problem persisted.

We turned it off and left it off. Maybe 10 or 15 min later it was working fine.

Anybody have a similar experience? If so how did you resolve it?

Pentax K10D Pentax K-5
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