Mirror/shutter stuck


Nudelsieb

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 13:51
I own a K-5 and I've had exactly the same problem as described in the other forum:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/208642-k-5-occasionally-stuck-...

Unfortunately this happened on my recent Japan trip and had me missed lots of great photo opportunities.

Apparently the reason for this seems to be a faulty mirror servo, which would have to be replaced to resolve this fault.

What I would like to ask is: Did anyone here experience the same issue? If so, where could I send it for repair for the best repair price. Obviously my K-5 is out of warranty. It has a shutter count of almost 39k. I don't think it is that high a value anymore to justify high repair costs. Could anyone give me a figure for such a repair please? Many thanks.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 13:59
Sorry to hear about the missed photos. I'd have bought a second body there and then I think if it was clear the fault was serious.

Best to speak to an a repair shop, I'm not sure anyone here will be able to tell you.

Used K5s are going really cheap now with the K-1 coming and lots of K5s, K5IIs and K3s going onto the used market.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Daronl

Link Posted 16/04/2016 - 09:31
Hi,

Try this - Pentax Specialist repairer ; been a Pentax Repairer for years sorting, currently out 4 sdm motors for me for about 60% of the price of the well known competition

All work comes with formal guarantee

Ask for Pramath

http://www.asahiphoto.co.uk/



Nudelsieb wrote:
I own a K-5 and I've had exactly the same problem as described in the other forum:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/208642-k-5-occasionally-stuck-...

Unfortunately this happened on my recent Japan trip and had me missed lots of great photo opportunities.

Apparently the reason for this seems to be a faulty mirror servo, which would have to be replaced to resolve this fault.

What I would like to ask is: Did anyone here experience the same issue? If so, where could I send it for repair for the best repair price. Obviously my K-5 is out of warranty. It has a shutter count of almost 39k. I don't think it is that high a value anymore to justify high repair costs. Could anyone give me a figure for such a repair please? Many thanks.


Daronl

Nudelsieb

Link Posted 16/04/2016 - 15:42
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Sorry to hear about the missed photos. I'd have bought a second body there and then I think if it was clear the fault was serious.

Best to speak to an a repair shop, I'm not sure anyone here will be able to tell you.

Used K5s are going really cheap now with the K-1 coming and lots of K5s, K5IIs and K3s going onto the used market.

Hi Jonathan, thanks for your reply. I considered buying a second body, but limited time and financial resources didn't allow it. I will have a look in the marketplace the coming days to see what is available.

Nudelsieb

Link Posted 16/04/2016 - 15:43
Daronl wrote:
Hi,

Try this - Pentax Specialist repairer ; been a Pentax Repairer for years sorting, currently out 4 sdm motors for me for about 60% of the price of the well known competition

All work comes with formal guarantee

Ask for Pramath

http://www.asahiphoto.co.uk/

Hi Daronl, thanks a lot for your helpful reply. I will contact them and try to get an estimate.
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