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Old Oct 29, 2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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My K30 is almost useless because of the aperture block failure and the KP is on sale for $750 so I bit the bullet. Very happy with the KP so far, like the 3rd custom programmable dial and the grips.


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Nice to be able to use all my lenses again, With the K30 failure I could only use my PLM 55-300 and old manual lenses with aperture rings
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Old Oct 30, 2019, 9:39 AM   #2
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Sorry for your problems with the K30, but a big CONGRATS for your new aquisition. Your pictures prove that buying it wasn't a mistake!
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Old Nov 7, 2019, 9:20 AM   #3
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Happy to hear you are back up and running!

Shots look great!

The more I look at the KP, the more I think it is the ideal camera for me.

The extra e-dial. The user settings. The optional grips. The newer sensor.

But, I am still running my Pentax K100d and a later acquisition, an older Pentax ist DS.

Both were down last year. The K100d had the erratic rear e-dial. And the Pentax ist DS . . . the AF switch had gotten stuck.

But I was able to fix both earlier this year . . . so I am back up and running, still running these two old cameras.

I am just so cheap that I will keep running these cameras. LOL.

For your K30, if you have the time, patience and steady hands, there might be a low-cost fix to it.

Either "filing down" the plunger in the solenoid, or replacing the solenoid altogether.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63183870

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Old Nov 10, 2019, 2:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys, I have been looking at replacing the solenoid on the K30 but haven't got the guts yet. I have an old K2000 that I could get the flash solenoid out of. Maybe someday I will get into the fixing mode.
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