K30 broken?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Questions thread
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K30 broken?

My ancient K100D was stolen and insurance has luckily replaced it with a brand new K30!

However  I can not get it to work like either the K100 or my K7:

When using flash, either popup or the Metz 58 AF2 I have noticed the following issues (others I am sure) using the 18-55WR:

Av consistently sets the shutter speed low.  At 55mm shutter speed is 1/40 zooming out to 18 it drops to 1/15.  Changing aperture or ISO does nothing to these shutterspeeds selected by the camera.  With flash down, it appears to adjust shutter speed to the selected aperture.  With a DFA 100 macro shutterspeed with flash in Av is locked at 1/60.

In Tv (once again with flash up) I can select up to 1/180th but aperture is only wide open (from 5.6 at 55mm to 3.5 at 18mm?

Any ideas or should I send it back?

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