Broken Pentax K100D Body

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by terryc, May 4, 2011.

  1. terryc

    terryc Guest

    After being left out overnight, our Pentax K100D body has developed the
    problem of taking a picture 1 sec after turn on and then refusing to
    take any further photographs/images. It appears all other settings can
    be adjusted.

    We are looking for (constructive) suggestions, Thank you.

    Just under five years old, so well out of warranty. (12 months?)

    I'm guessing that given the optics inside, it isn't a good idea to
    flood/fumigate the body with circuit board cleaner or such.


    First option; Is it worth getting a service done?
    Whom/where? (close to Sydney preferred)
    Any idea of cost?


    Second option; A; To purchase a new body?
    Brief research suggests about $500 for a K100D
    Any recommended stores around Sydney?

    Second option; B; To upgrade the body?
    Will most Pentax bodies take the two Sigma lenses?
    Is compatibility easy to find somewhere?

    Given that Australian purchase warranty is only 12 months, I'm thinking
    that I might as well buy overseas. any good places?

    Thanks.
     
    terryc, May 4, 2011
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  2. terryc

    Noons Guest

    Very much so.

    Try http://www.cameraservicecentre.powerup.com.au/
    in Castlereagh St, CBD. No idea of cost, ask them for a quotation.


    That sounds a bit on the expensive side. Try ebay?

    Any Pentax DSLR body uses the same mount. It hasn't changed in
    eons.

    Many. But best bet would be ebay.
     
    Noons, May 8, 2011
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