Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 13, 2007, 7:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1

Hi, hello, greetings all -

Got my new K100D on Wednesday. It was delivered in the middle of a snowstorm, so I was limited to making indoor test shots. Anyway, The first thing I noticed as I was taking the body out of the box - was a "clunk". Noticeable when I rotate the camera or tip it form side to side. It feels like something loose inside the body. I tried searching this forum, then googled and came up with this explanation http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...p;changemode=1

It's very faint and subtle - more of a feeling than a sound. Flipped through the manual, checked the Pentax website...called the Pentax 800 number, but it was after hours.

Anyone know if this "clunk" is normal for this camera?

Also noticed a dust spot. At least that's what I think it is, in the sameplace in the photos. Here is one of my first shots with the new camera.

Attached Images
PhotoScotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 13, 2007, 9:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
NonEntity1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689

I have read other peoples descriptions of noticing a "clunk" or "thud" inside the K100 and K10 but I can't say that I have ever noticed it in mine. I would just start snapping pics, if there is something wrong it should show up soon. Certainly nothing wrong with your first shot!

NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 2007, 9:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
Gazander's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 272

the sensor, being free-floating and constrained with magnets, moves around when the cam is powered down.

yeah, that's a good ole dust spot.

take a pic of a bright white backgound (computer monitor maybe?) when out of focus and at f/22 and all the dust should show up clearly.
Gazander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 14, 2007, 1:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 1,868

My K10D thunks fairly heavily when powering on, as I have it set to shake the sensor every turn-on.

Strange feeling, but the pictures are fine, so I have accepted it as normal.

Dal1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 14, 2007, 10:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
mtngal's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,004

As as has been mentioned before, the K100D's sensor is somewhat free-floating as part of the SR system. I didn't notice it at first, but have felt/heard it when carrying it around with the power off occasionally. I put it down to "normal" and don't think about it. My K100 gets dragged around just about everywhere, and is going strong after 7 months.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:25 PM.