This K-5 noise may be normal or inconsequential

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gerry Winterbourne
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Re: This K-5 noise may be normal or inconsequential
In reply to SRT201, May 4, 2012

SRT201 wrote:

but I figured I would ask new K-5 and all...

I have noticed one a number of occasions that after using live view for a few shots that when shutting down live view the mirror sometimes makes a longer sound than just the standard single slap back to normal position. It doesn't do this everytime I use Live View so it's not consistent. It's almost close to a short buzz or multiple slap sound. I have not noted any other strange behavior (mirror or otherwise) in probably the first 500 shots now.

I'm not all that concerned as everything is operating fine it's just the engineer in me noting that something is not entirely consistent.

There's certainly something about the sound coming out of LV although I wouldn't describe it the way you have. Going into LV means that a lock of some sort is needed to hold the mirror up; coming out of LV means the lock must be released. I've always assumed that the sound is the lock mechanism.

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