This camera has the ability to remove the spot but I don't have intructions about which setting to use. Can any on ehelp?
I tried looking for a Pentax instuction on line but obviously not web savvy enough.
Would appreciate a step by step instruction.
1) Turn the camera on. 2) Press the "Menu" button. 3) Press the right arrow to the "Set-up" tab. 4) Press the down arrow to the "Sensor Cleaning" item on list. 5) Press the right arrow & follow the on-screen instructions.
And don't touch the sensor with anything. (You will damage the sensor). And don't blow on the sensor. (You will get your spit on the sensor). I used one of those old rubber blow bulbs that people used to clean their lenses with before the Lens Pen came along.
The sensor is dirty, so small dust particles causes the spots. This model doesn´t have automatic cleaning of the sensor.
1-Remove the lens.
2-You have to search in the menues Setup/ Sensor Cleaning. This operation will lift and keep the mirror lifted so you can see the sensor.
3-With a blower just blow the sensor without touching it, this may remove the dust.
4-When you finish, turn the power off.
5-Shoot focusing the blue sky or a white surface to see if the spots are gone.
I think that this procedure is indicated in the user manual.
If the dust is not removed maybe you take the camera to a technician. Ton´t try to brush the surface of the sensor cause this may cause damage.
I have done this blowing operation several times with good results.
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This is seriously easy.
Do not connect the camera to the computer.
Buy yourself a card reader from maplin, plug thaqt into the computer and then take the SD ard from the camera and put it into the card reader.
The card will then be seen by the computer as a mass storage device and you can do what you wish with the images after that.
I haven't connected any of my digital cameras to any of my computers for about 5 years now.
I don't own a K10D, but I do own a K100D which I have successfully used both manual focus & auto-focus lenses from my old Pentax stash!
1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.
Also . . . When I press "Menu" and go to "Custom Setting", I change two settings . . .
1) I change "Using aperture ring" to "Permitted". This allows you to use manual lenses (M lenses) that do not have an auto(exposure) setting, and also lets you use Auto lenses (A, KA, KA2, FA, etc.) in either the Auto or manual aperture setting modes.
2) I change "Fl with S lens used" so that even with a manual focus lens, although I don't have autofocus capability, my K100D beeps and shows a little red square in the viewfinder when I have successfully focused manually!
The K10D should have the same options.
This should get you up and running!
I have had a load of fun with my old lens on my new digital Pentax!
If this is a manual focus lens, you will need to do two things (and an optional third thing.)
1) On the side of the camera, you have to switch the focus mode switch from "AF" (Autofocus) to "MF" (Manual focus) . . . Yeah. I know, you probably already did that. <grin>
2) When you press Menu, go to the Custom Setting and change the Allow aperture setting to on, so that the Pentax K100D will then work with manual control of the aperture ring. You need to do this or the K100D will not work with manual exposure lenses (M lenses) or even autoexposure lenses (KA, KA2, FA, etc.) when you move the aperture ring from the "A" position to one of the manual aperture settings!
3) This is optional, but in the Custom Setting you can also turn on the Fl in manual focus mode, so that even though you don't have autofocus capability, you will get a beep indicator when you have successfully managed to manually focus your lens.
I have a few nice manual focus lenses that I have a lot of fun playing with on my K100D.
Hi, I assume that you are using Win.XP, - did you check; System Properties>Hardware>Device Manager Is there anything like yellow exclamation etc, especially on the USB section? - Is it BIOS USB function enabled? Maybe disabled by accidentally. - You said nothing working through USB, all ports are same? If this ocurred all of a sudden, than I think you have a software problem. I have a K100d, its been seven months now and ~6500 photo. My USB cables&fittings are fine, I always using USB port to transfer photos, no problem at all. I hope your problem will be solved in a short time. Sincerely -halotheracer-
My camera with the dodgy flash is holidaying in Japan as they sent it to be fixed - not sure how old your camera is but I am trying to see if this is an issue that occurs with the camera model.... given that there are only two of us to date I am thinking that we may have just struck the jackpot :(