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*IST DS autofocus

Hello The auto focus has stopped working on a pentax *ist DS camera please adise if you can cheers Di

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Try using another lens, if this solves the problem you have a lens problem. If not the camera is the problem.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Pentax *ist DS digital SLR Autofocus problem


Being an SLR camera, you should try another lens. It may be a servo fault in the lens. If the lens is okay, then it can be anything in the lens sensing, lens control drive circuits, and or lens to camera interface area. This would have to be properly diagnosed and serviced.

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Looks like its true... Another major disadvantage. Removing TTL means removing one more hardware piece - TTL sensor. Pentax removed almost every nice feature, which needs some aditional or more expensive hardware: no TTL flash, less AF points, pentamirror... Seems like I bought Ds right in time.

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Ist DS Locked up - non functioning


If you go to http://www.pentaximaging.com and click on the service link it will tell you how to send it back (in the United States). My camera had a focusing problem. It was there for almost seven weeks before it was returned. I am not sure how good their technicians are since three weeks after I got the camera back the autofocus quit working again. I ordinarily use manual focus, but no one else in the family does. I called Pentax to complain and was told to ship the camera back (again). Finally they agreed to put out a pick up order for the camera. I was told they would pick it up sometime next week. I expect I won't see the camera again until November and that the camera will have spent a significant time at Pentax during the warranty period.

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