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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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My Pentax K30 has developed a problem probably with the

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My Pentax K30 has developed a problem probably with the sensor. Pictures are extremely dark, and even with the on board flash or the AF360 attached pictures are so dark as to be unrecognizable - even with the highest ISO. Using a backup Canon and the same settings the pictures are normal and bright. I've tried everything - resetting, AV priority, SCN, Auto, and Manual all with the same result.
Any ideas?
Al Tully
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with over 20years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

The problem is in the aperture control mechanism on this model. This has a high failure rate. The only cure is to replace the faulty mechanism in the camera. I'd recommend sending it directly to a Pentax repair facility. This is a factory repair.

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Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Just a note to see if I can be of any further assistance?

Rick