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Pentax *ist DS digital SLR Autofocus problem

I have a Pentax *ist DS digital SLR which won't autofocus. When I set it to autofocus, it zooms itself out so the image is blurry and in the eyeview it shows the macro image and a hexagon flashes Help! What is wrong???!!!

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Re: Pentax *ist DS digital SLR Autofocus problem

Since I have the same problem and don't plan to ever buy another Pentax product after this problem surfaced, I decided to take mine apart to see if there was any visable problem with gears motor etc. I had the camera down to the point where I could see the motor that drives the autofocus, but nothng appeard to be obvious as a problem. I put it back to together and the camera is no worse or better than before, so I plan to take down even more on the next session taking it apart. I'll keep everybody posted on any progress.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Re: Pentax *ist DS digital SLR Autofocus problem - Pentax 10-17mm f/3.5-4.54 ED DA (IF) for Digital SLR Camera Lenses

I also have the same problem. ugh.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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