K1 mark II mirror/shutter sticking

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kmarceau Regular Member • Posts: 187
K1 mark II mirror/shutter sticking

I upgraded my K1 to mark II about 8 months ago. Everything was working fine until about 6 weeks ago when the mirror started locking up intermittently. It started as a once per hundred shots issue and has evolved to the point where it's happening every 5 or 6 shots.

I'll fire the shutter and the camera takes a photo but the viewfinder goes dark.

If I try to release the shutter again, the mirror and/or shutter flaps quickly 2 or 3 times and then I'm able to see through the viewfinder and proceed shooting.

I can also clear up the problem by pressing the view/play button. When I do this the mirror returns almost as if I'm leaving live view.

I'm getting ready to send it in for repair but just thought I'd post this to see if anybody else is experiencing something similar or has any idea about what might be causing this condition.

Thanks - Ken

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