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THE VIEWFINDER ON MY NEW PENTAX K-R IS DARK AND DOES NOT TAKE PICTURES..SHUTTER GOES OFF BY ITSELF SOMETI,MES



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THE VIEWFINDER ON MY NEW PENTAX K-R IS DARK AND DOES NOT TAKE PICTURES..SHUTTER GOES OFF BY ITSELF SOMETI,MES


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