I Returned the K3

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RPulley
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Re: I Returned the K3
In reply to DRabbit, 7 months ago

DRabbit wrote:

Related to: Crazy Mirror Flapping (and lockup):
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53287766

I returned the K3 body today finally. I ended up with two K5-IIs bodies (for a little extra cash obviously).

However, I will still keep in touch with Pentax and the contacts I've had there about the K3 issues and people reporting them. If you've had run-away mirror problems -- crazy mirror flapping, machine-gun mirror, whatever you like to call it -- feel free to report it over on the Pentax Forums. So far, we've counted 53 people who have had the issue.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/254464-k3-crazy-mirror-sickness-mirror-flapping-lockup-report-yours-here.html

Hopefully Pentax/Ricoh will find a solution. I'd love to buy a K3 again in the future once the issue is resolved for good. I'd also love to be able to buy future models with confidence, and not fear this will repeat itself all over again...

As for the K5-IIs bodies... Assuming they are identical to the K5-II I have (other than AA filter), I expect to have no issues with them. Fingers crossed. Either way, I'm buying the extended warranty today.

Amy

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Good.

Now you can get back to your photography, and the forums can move on past your very long-winded and overly dramatic descriptions of your problem....

Ray

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