K5 & SD card removal


macabee

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 18:37
I find that removing an SD card from the [K5] camera is excruciating, I have now resorted to using a pair of plastic tweezers.

Am I in a minority here?

miles500

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 18:50
Press the card in and release very suddenly and it will fly out - or at least it does so on my K5. There is a knack to it.
Miles

macabee

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 18:54
miles500 wrote:
Press the card in and release very suddenly and it will fly out - or at least it does so on my K5. There is a knack to it.

I do press the card in, perhaps as the camera is new it is a bit recalcitrant to leave the body!

wvbarnes

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 18:54
I must have small fingers as I don't find it a problem. It is a very simple push action first as stated.

Mind you I tend to leave the card in the camera and used the USB lead. Less risk of corrupting the card or wearing the contacts.

Algernon

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 19:01
I have a lot more trouble getting bread out of
my toaster Someone said it would be
easier if I sliced it first.... but they have
no sense of adventure
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 23/11/2012 - 19:04

Stuey

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 19:07
Algernon wrote:
I have a lot more trouble getting bread out of
my toaster Someone said it would be
easier if I sliced it first.... but they have
no sense of adventure

Add beans to it algi it helps with removal

My K5 was unwilling at first to part with the sd card but it got better after a few times
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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cedricd

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 19:51
Same here! SD card and K5. I know the cards never going to fall out The K30 is somewhat similar too. I find by pressing down with a finger nail and flicking it away quickly is the answer. Imagine clicking down on the edge of a tiddlywinks counter. MAK tried it the other night and with her small fingers never found it a problem.
Enjoy life

AndrewA

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 19:54
I find it hard too with my K5 & K7. My K200D was the same but the Kr was absolutely fine as is my step-daughters K100D.

Perhaps it is something to do with the WR?
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Gwyn

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 20:06
[quote:3496ace15f="AndrewA"
Perhaps it is something to do with the WR?[/quote]

But the K20D had WR and a much better system for the card. It is the only thing I prefer on the K20D over the K-5.

cedricd

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 20:09
Totally agree with you Gwyn.
Enjoy life

AndrewA

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 20:13
Gwyn wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="AndrewA"
Perhaps it is something to do with the WR?

But the K20D had WR and a much better system for the card. It is the only thing I prefer on the K20D over the K-5.[/quote] Of course, good point...
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 22:43
My K-5 does the same......
My K10D/K20D are much better

Note to Pentax:-
On the replacement to the K-5, the FF Pentax and K30 replacement.
We want the card door to be the same as the K20D - It is FAR better!
Some Cameras

johnriley

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 23:37
The tiny Q uses the same sustem as the K-5 but with a bit more room provided. Ironic indeed that the smaller camera allows more space for the fingers.
Best regards, John

tigershoot

Link Posted 23/11/2012 - 23:43
I far preferred the K20Ds SD card door. It was well designed and oozed class. With the K5 I struggle to get the card out without either having it fly out or not pop out enough to get a grip.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

Sean282

Link Posted 24/11/2012 - 00:47
No issue for me. Obviously different hand sizes. But isn't this what we get for such a neat compact body?
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