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Pentax *ist DS digital SLR Autofocus problem

\015 I have a Pentax *ist DS digital SLR which won't autofocus. When I set it to autofocus, it zooms itself out so the image is blurry and in the eyeview it shows the macro image and a hexagon flashes Help! What is wrong???!!!\015\012\015\012I've had my Pentax *ist DS dig. SLR for 4 years. I've had no problems until 2 weeks ago when it refused to autofocus on anything more than a foot away. Now it has decided it can focus on things further away, but with the wrong focal length; so I don't have the focus symbol flashing irraticly, it just takes everything slightly out of focus. I haven't changed any settings on the camera and the batteries are full. Maybe dusty sensor inside or a camera that's dead..?\015

Answers :

Being an SLR camera, you should try another lens. It may be a servo fault in the lens. If the lens is okay, then it can be anything in the lens sensing, lens control drive circuits, and or lens to camera interface area. This would have to be properly diagnosed and serviced.
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\015\012Jerry G.
I had a similar problem with my istD until I finally managed to fix it.
\015\012Try this:
\015\012Take off the lens and gently lift the reflex mirror with you finger nail.
\015\012Very gently prise open the secondary mirror concealed underneath it to check that it moves freely.
\015\012Now take a pencil eraser and rub the electrical contacts around the lens mouth on the body.
\015\012Give them a good rub and blow out any resulting dust.
\015\012Pop the lens back on and take a few shots to confirm that autofocus now works perfectly (make sure you have fresh batteries)
\015\012Let me know if it works for you too.
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