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Is this Dust?

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Monobod, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Dave_Cox

    Dave_Cox Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that info Darren - I asked Pentax about it as I wanted a different screen - they told me that it was fixed!! What screen did you use on yours?

    Any clues on how to remove it ?
     
  2. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    One thing is for sure, I will be careful. £570 worth of camera is not to be played with!

    I bought the Rocket blower this morning in Jessies in Guildford. Surprised they had one. I wanted a photo black ink cartridge for the R2400 and some Epson A3 Matte paper, but no luck.

    PC World couldn't help either and Epson are out of stock of all cartridges at the moment, as are InkEmporium. What a to do!
     
  3. Dal1970

    Dal1970 Active Member

    Try here

    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/?lang=&session=41e81f3d3abc5d30f27b84c0c8c3afda

    and here

    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default....lus+Photo+R2400

    Both have them in stock.
    I use both companies a lot for all sorts of consumables.

    Darren
     
  4. Dal1970

    Dal1970 Active Member

    Just because Pentax make the camera, don't expect them to tell all of the secrets!

    Look here

    http://www.euronet.nl/~pimr/fsinstal.html

    http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=100330&forum_id=80

    http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=95138&forum_id=80

    It looks scarey, but once you have done it a couple of times, it really is just as easy as changing a lens.

    Split-screens are available from Katzeye or from ebay. I got mine from ebay. I think it was about £15.


    Darren
     
  5. Dave_Cox

    Dave_Cox Well-Known Member

    Thanks Darren,

    I've managed to clean the existing screen.It's as simple as doing the same job on my OM2N - just release the clip and out it comes!
    I'm not too bothered about having a split-image screen, but I do like the look of the L60 (with gridlines) against the L80 that's fitted as standard. I have the 1-10 (gridlines) in the OM2 and it makes composition and straight buildings a lot easier.
     
  6. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Thanks for the links, the first one only has look-a-likes and 7 day shop have them but on extended delivery (5 days).

    I will order some Heavyweight Matte paper from Epson and print my Mono photos until I can get the Photo Black ink from InkEmporium.
     
  7. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Well, I have just cleaned my sensor for the first time. I took the camera into the garden away from the house dust as advised. Popped up the mirror and the 'bunny', whatever it was, could be seen easily with the naked eye. One quick puff with the 'Rocket blower' and it was gone. Switched off the camera, replaced the lens, then took a test shot of a plain card and no dust.

    That was a lot easier than I had ever imagined. What a relief, now back to taking photos. Pentax, all is forgiven!
     
  8. Iloca

    Iloca Well-Known Member

    Cue Nick (Benchista) :D
     
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I'm sating nothing... :D
     
  10. Iloca

    Iloca Well-Known Member

    That was a Rapid Response :D

    I can imagine you abseiling into the Pentax room in a nomex suit, gasmask and armed with a cordless keyboard. :cool:
     
  11. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Someone did do a test of Olympus vs Sony dust removal by deliberately putting quite a lot of dust on the sensors.
    I can't find the website just now, but the Olympus won by a big margin ... ;)
     
  12. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    I'm not surprised. That is the one design feature I regret not having on the K10D, but so far apart from one 'bunny' I have been OK. The thump thump thump of the Pentax shake system does sound a bt alarming though!
     

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