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Pentax K10D picture blinks in playback mode

My pentax has started to show blinking parts of the picture I have taken when I go into playback mode. This has never happened before. The blinks are red/ yellow and seem to appear in white areas of the picture.

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Posted on May 27, 2008

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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!

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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.

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I have had a load of fun with my old lens on my new digital Pentax!

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Glen
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Try this and everything should work fine. If all this hasn't worked then try seting the mode dial on the camera to M manual mode. Cheers

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