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jjeling
01-07-2010, 05:57 PM
I think I died today. Today started a large snow event for us here in Northern Ohio. I went to the golf course to take a few images. I was getting prepped for the hike and set the camera up on the tripod and set it against the car. When I around, the camera moved ever so slightly. It was about 5 feet in the air, and half a second later it was in contact with the hard asphalt. The camera seems to have been rendered useless. Tonight I will spend some quality time with some scalpels and the operating table to bring it back to life. It seems like it might be a lost effort though. I might have to bury the K10d. Bad day. At least I still have the old K110d to use until I can get a new one.

casil403
01-07-2010, 06:11 PM
OMG..... JJ,..... am am so sorry to hear that! :eek: Ive dropped a lens once and it was okay but never the camera thank jebus! :eek:
All I have right now are 4 letter words running around in my head!

jjeling
01-07-2010, 06:18 PM
me too

kat
01-07-2010, 06:22 PM
Oh no! That isn't good! I hope you can bring her back to life! I wouldn't know what I'd do without my baby!

JAS_Photo
01-07-2010, 06:34 PM
THat sucks big time, JJ

jjeling
01-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Ok, Call me Dr. Jelinger. My camera was flatlined. Now, ITS ALIVE!!!! MUWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Bambi
01-07-2010, 07:25 PM
Ok, Call me Dr. Jelinger. My camera was flatlined. Now, ITS ALIVE!!!! MUWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

phew!

jjeling
01-08-2010, 01:36 AM
so heres the deal. I went out and used it tonight. It seems to work well but it might require more surgery. There seems to be some autofocusing problems. It was doing quite a bit of hunting but it was dark out so Im not sure if it was a lighting issue or a autofocus issue. The autofocus points on the left worked but I did not see them on the right side of the viewfinder. It was pretty cold out so there might be an issue there as well. It worked fine in manual focus mode, but I will be content with that for a while seeings as how its better than no camera at all. The backup K110d works fine, but I prefer using the K10d.

Reviewing the images in the viewfind showed that the images seemed to be ok, even with the lens that was attached to the camera at the time. I dont have time tonight to review the images on the computer monitor but I hopefully tomorrow night I can post them up and you can let me know what you guys think.

So far, these Pentax cameras have held up pretty well for the abuse theyve taken. I dont mean to promote the product, but I must say the things I put them through make me a believer. One day Ill post the stuff Ive put them through and you would be amazed at the fact they still operate.

AcadieLibre
01-08-2010, 01:48 AM
Well first sorry about the mishap and I hope you figure out what is left wrong with it.

Fortytwo
01-08-2010, 02:46 AM
Those K10D's are sturdy creatures, aren't they. ;) I'm happy for you it still does something. And it's turning you into a true Pentaxian. :P

tomorrowstreasures
01-08-2010, 11:49 AM
dude. my heart about thumped out of my chest!!! i too lost my first slr that way... bam - onto the pavement - twice... the 2nd hit did it in... then, i had no camera for many years....

i am sooooooooooooooooo happy that you could figure out how to make it better!!!! :highfive::highfive: that is awesome - maybe a side career as a camera repairman???

Bambi
01-08-2010, 12:38 PM
dude. my heart about thumped out of my chest!!! i too lost my first slr that way... bam - onto the pavement - twice... the 2nd hit did it in... then, i had no camera for many years....

i am sooooooooooooooooo happy that you could figure out how to make it better!!!! :highfive::highfive: that is awesome - maybe a side career as a camera repairman???

or as a tester...remember those samsonite commercials throwing the suitcases around? :p

jjeling
01-11-2010, 08:40 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4265927795_729306330f_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4265930825_e807c17786_b.jpg
These were taken about 3 hours after I disassembled the camera and put it back together.

So the camera seems to work ok. There is no autofocus, this feature is dead. Everything else seems to work ok though. The K10d still survives

This has been a rough first year for the camera. During its life, it has been dropped out of the car(jeep) on a couple occasions. It has also jumped out of a golf cart and onto the cart path on a couple occasions. I have personally fallen while walking, submitting my camera to puddles of water and mud. This most recent occasion was the most devastating. A 5ft free fall onto the frozen asphalt was a death blow. I must say though, my K110d has been through the same treatment and they have both come through relatively unscathed. The weather sealing, and sturdy build of the cameras has definitely made me a believer. Ive owned the K10d for about a year now, and the K110d for roughly 4 years. Hopefully they will stick around for a while longer and I dont need to buy another one. If I do though, the K7 seems like its going to be the winner.

Fortytwo
01-12-2010, 04:52 AM
Nice work! :) And of course high praise for the sturdy K10D! :clap: