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Leaning Pics

17 Dec 2007 6:24PM
Hi All

I'm just interested to know if anyone with a K10D has experienced any of their pics leaning to the right. If so what have you done to put it right.


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Simon_Palmer Plus
10 759 11 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2007 6:37PM
Leaned to right whilst taking :S
joolsb Plus
12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
17 Dec 2007 6:51PM
It sounds like you will need to redistribute your ballast to correct that list to starboard - or there's a danger you might capsize.... :-O

Just Jas Plus
15 26.0k 1 England
17 Dec 2007 7:03PM

Quote:to correct that list to starboard

A leaning to Port is preferable this time of year! Tongue
Carabosse Plus
13 40.5k 269 England
17 Dec 2007 7:10PM

Quote:A leaning to Port

May have had a bit of that at my last ever "Office Xmas Lunch". No more, now I'm freelance! Grin

Skips off singing "A Wandering Minstrel I"
Just Jas Plus
15 26.0k 1 England
17 Dec 2007 7:12PM
How many glasses have you had, CB? Smile
Carabosse Plus
13 40.5k 269 England
17 Dec 2007 7:15PM
Didn't count! Sad
17 Dec 2007 7:17PM
Back to the original question please
17 Dec 2007 8:01PM
Its gone very quiet all of a sudden. Question too difficult ?
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
17 Dec 2007 8:04PM
try holding it straighter.... Wink
17 Dec 2007 8:16PM
A question similar to mine was posted on the pentax forum and it was very interesting to hear how many people had a problem with leaning images. It did'nt matter how well the camera was held or even put on a tripod, even using a spirit level, the problem was still there. So i am interested to see if members of this forum have the same problem.
Carabosse Plus
13 40.5k 269 England
17 Dec 2007 9:30PM
A very common problem I would think. It's often very difficult to judge horizontality when squinting through a tiny viewfinder.

Just do the best you can and correct, if necessary, with imaging software. Sometimes judicious cropping can mask the problem quite well.
17 Dec 2007 9:38PM
i don't think that when you've forked out 500 for a quality camera you want to be fixing the problem with imaging software. Especially when the problem does'nt seem arise with other Pentax models.
cameracat Plus
13 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
17 Dec 2007 9:48PM
Does this happen on all K10D models, Or just a few isolated cases..?

If it's all........It's a desgin fault.

If it's a few.....It could be the way the sensor is mounted in the body, Has this camera got some sort of sensor shaking device...? I thought shaking sensors might become a problem, Sooner or later.
17 Dec 2007 9:56PM
Not on all models , the shake reduction has been thought to be the case even the viewing screen not being properly fitted has been sugested.

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