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Old Jan 25, 2008, 4:04 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a newbie here and also a newbie in SLR/DSLR world, would like to say hello to all of you in this forum.

I received a K10D sometime last week, loved it. But I've notice that the central focus point is not centered of the two curve brackets in the view finder. It's off to the left bracket (say the scale from left to right bracket is 10, then it 's at the position 4/10). Then I curiously looked to see if the camerais Made in Japan and saw on the label that it's Assembled in Philippines. I don't know if that indicates a lesser quality control to cause such mis-alignment in the view finder of a Pentax flagship camera.

One thing to note is I set the AF point of the camera to Center, so there's only one focus point to show, and it's always at that position.

Beside that the camera focuses find and take good pictures.

I would like to know if any of you has aK10D whichhas labeledMade in Japan.

Thanks for reading my post.
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Old Jan 25, 2008, 5:44 AM   #2
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If I am not mistaken, all the cameras are made in the Philippines.

As far as the focus point, are you in sel on the focus select ring on the back of the camera? If so actuating the 4 way button left and right will choose your focus point.

If you happen to be in auto, the camera will select what it thinks is the focus point. If you turn the knob all the way to the right, that will be spot focus and fixed to the center only.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 1:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Dennis,

I set the focus select ring (AF Point Switching Dial) at position CENTER which markedwith a dot in a rectangle.

Everywhere I point to focus at, it still shows it's off to the left. BTW, all the pictures I took still in focus, but that's annoying every time I see it when focusing. I don't know I should exchange it for another one or not, I'm still hesitate of doing so because afraid of the new one may have something else.
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I wouldn't hesitate to take the camera back where you bought it and talk to them about this issue.

In all the threads I've read about issues with the K10d, this is one that hasn't come up before, to my knowledge.

If it came down to an exchange with them, don't worry, the vast majority of K10d's have been made without any defects.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 6:10 AM   #5
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I just switched the focus select ring to SEL to check all the focus points, and found out that it's way off to the left, to the point that it 's right next to the leftmost bracket line.

I'm going to exchange it tomorrow.

Again, thanks for your advice Dennis.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 8:48 PM   #6
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SEL is for you to select the spot. Did you try to move the focus point through the various points available? When you have SEL selected, you can use the 4-way controller to move through the various 11 focus points. One of them is way over by the left bracket. They don't all light up when you have the camera set on SEL, only the one that's selected.

If you want the camera to only use the center spot then you need to put the selector all the way to the right, to the single dot. Then it will always be on center focus.
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 9:04 PM   #7
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Youexplained it perfectly, Harriet.

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Just a thought.
Could it be possible that the focus screen is shifted and the auto focus point is actually centered? Does the center of the focus screen appear to be centered in the viewfinder?

Still, if you just got it last week, I'd look at getting it exchanged.


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Just a thought.
Could it be possible that the focus screen is shifted and the auto focus point is actually centered? Does the center of the focus screen appear to be centered in the viewfinder?

Still, if you just got it last week, I'd look at getting it exchanged.

That is what I thought when I heard it.
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I never thought of that!

Is it possible to have the screen that far off and not fall out?
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