Viewfinder puzzled newbie


richardhurst

Link Posted 17/05/2011 - 21:40
Hi

Right don't laugh too much when you read this. Looking through the viewfinder of my new K-5 it is not as clear as I thought it would be. I don't mean "in focus" wise because it is in focus I just mean it got a browny look to it with speckles on and not clear. Have I left a protective layer on somewhere??

Answer when you've got off the floor laughing
PPGlink
Pentax K-5 with 18-50mm & 50-200mm Kit Lenses, Pentax 55mm f1.4 SMC DA* SDM Lens, Pentax DA 12-24mm , Pentax DA 35mm macro, Pentax SMC FA 77mm Limited, Pentax SMC FA 43mm Ltd, Pentax SMC F 50mm, Sigma 24-70mm, Metz 58 af-2

Anvh

Link Posted 17/05/2011 - 23:02
That doesn't sound normal... do you maybe have a filter on the lens or something... how is the viewfinder without a lens on the camera?
When you take the lens off take a look at the mirror and the plastic screen above it but be carefull not to thouch it.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 17/05/2011 - 23:03

Still27

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 09:04
It sounds like you have some dust somewhere, the sensor of my K5 was very dirty when I received it but has cleaned up OK.
Bill
K5+Bigma+BushHawk Shoulderpod.
K5+16-50DA* + 10-17DA Fisheye + 50-135DA* + Sigma 70mm Macro + DA35 2.4..
Slik Pro 700DX tripod.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixellie/

richardhurst

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 09:11
It's not dust on he sensor, it's hard to describe what i mean. Think I need to find a shop close by that sells K-5's and have a look through their viewfinder to see if it's the same.
PPGlink
Pentax K-5 with 18-50mm & 50-200mm Kit Lenses, Pentax 55mm f1.4 SMC DA* SDM Lens, Pentax DA 12-24mm , Pentax DA 35mm macro, Pentax SMC FA 77mm Limited, Pentax SMC FA 43mm Ltd, Pentax SMC F 50mm, Sigma 24-70mm, Metz 58 af-2

Still27

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 09:31
No I didn't mean dust on your sensor I meant on your viewfinder, screen or mirror Richard.
Bill
K5+Bigma+BushHawk Shoulderpod.
K5+16-50DA* + 10-17DA Fisheye + 50-135DA* + Sigma 70mm Macro + DA35 2.4..
Slik Pro 700DX tripod.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixellie/
Last Edited by Still27 on 18/05/2011 - 09:33
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