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Pentax istD won't take pictures

My camera won't take a picture, I tried to take photos and it flashes AV - - on the top display. No mode will work to take pictures.

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  • hardcastle Apr 25, 2008

    My Pentax *istD also started flashing Av - - and will not trip. It will work if I take the lens off or when I push the lens to the camnera without twisting it into place. It leads me to think it is a connection problem in the camera. It is not the lens as I took it in and tried a new lens and the same thing happened. I was told it was not anything I was doing but a problem in the camera which would require it being sent in for repairs.

    -- Don

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Hello,



    I also have the same problem. Does anyone have another solution or an explanation why this is heepening?



    Thanks.

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I have recently had a similar problem and had tried everything I could until I realised the camera will not trigger if you have it set to manual focus and a manual lens.

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I found this which seems similar

http://www.pentaxuser.co.uk/forum/topic/ist-D--HELP-444/p-0#comm_2164

"I know this is late, but the issue sounds to me like the aperture ring is not on A. and if this is a manual lens then you have to set the mode to hyper-program mode and set it to work with "other than A" on aperture."

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this was my issue, i never knew that has i bought the camera 2nd hand without a manual - your issue might be something else but it's worth posting just incase

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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