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Failed Shutter button.....

stub
Posted 22/01/2017 - 21:01 Link
Ive just had the top shutter button fail on a shoot on my K5ii. It no longer wants to fire the shutter. Though the shutter will fire via a cable release.. Does anyone know if this is an expensive repair ? Or in this day and age should I just upgrade my camera..?

Or just buy a battery grip ?
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Stuart..
Dariusz
Posted 22/01/2017 - 21:52 Link
Expensive repair, or not expensive - I am afraid it is necessary to sort it out as soon as only possible! But personally I don't think it is going to be expensive.
RobL
Posted 22/01/2017 - 22:16 Link
Does the back button shutter work? Have you double checked all the settings, including the menu options for the shutter button? I have been caught out when the shutter is set only to release when in focus.
johnriley
Posted 23/01/2017 - 00:09 - Helpful Comment Link
As I understand it there's a small circuit board under the shutter button and that might be the cause of your woes. JPS would do the repair I'm sure and if you join PU Plus you'll get 20% discount on servicing. You download a form from I think the shop area of this site and send that with the equipment.
Best regards, John
stub
Posted 23/01/2017 - 01:24 Link
johnriley wrote:
As I understand it there's a small circuit board under the shutter button and that might be the cause of your woes. JPS would do the repair I'm sure and if you join PU Plus you'll get 20% discount on servicing. You download a form from I think the shop area of this site and send that with the equipment.

Thanks John.. Yes I've used JPS before, a few years ago. Very good service.. I'll check with them in the morning for an estimate.
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Stuart..
stub
Posted 24/01/2017 - 14:04 Link
I found 210 to replace a switch a bit excessive.... !!
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Stuart..
johnriley
Posted 24/01/2017 - 14:37 Link
Is that before or after 20% discount?

Having said that, you could get a very nice replacement K-5 for about the same money.
Best regards, John
stu62
Posted 24/01/2017 - 14:38 Link
stub wrote:
I found 210 to replace a switch a bit excessive.... !!

is a bit (buy a k3 or k3ii)
think homany actions the camera as done how old it
is it worth the repair because what are k5ii worth these days
JAK
Posted 25/01/2017 - 00:44 Link
Might be worth getting a quote from somewhere else. Do a Google search for 'camera repair centre' and make a few phone calls.
John K
davidwozhere
Posted 26/01/2017 - 00:10 Link
If it's working with the cable release (and I assume with the IR remote) you can still use it. You could even be an exclusive type, having a dedicated permanent tripod camera
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geordie01
Posted 26/01/2017 - 14:40 Link
stub
Posted 26/01/2017 - 15:08 Link
The camera is 7 years old....Think its time for an upgrade, to be honest..
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Stuart..
Posted 26/01/2017 - 20:13 Link
It does give you a valid reason to upgrade
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more

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