Having problems with your Pentax Digital Cameras ?
With my pentax p30 I have difficulty getting a correct light reading. Often the shutter speed reading would jump up and down
This, most likely, is a problem with a ribbon connector from the CCD to the processor board. It can also be many things in the focusing system, including the "through the lens" exposure system. In a review I read, they suggest, in some varied lighting conditions, to save the desired area, then compose your shot. It's the Aperture Priority auto exposure mode, in case you haven't tried it lately. I haven't any experience with this fine camera, but it needs to be opened up to be fixed, unless just some tricky lighting conditions are throwing it off. Although it's a pain, I would try to see if someone at Pentax Support could enlighten you on what the problem could be. As with every big company, it's hard to get past the phone people to the actual guys that know, unless you get a phone tech, and even then, not all of them have equal expertise. If you're exasperated, can't get an exact answer, and opt to have it repaired, try to get an estimate first, since it can be pricey. Good luck to you, and hope this helps.
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With my pentax p30 I have difficulty getting a correct light reading. Often the shutter speed reading would jump up and down
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