Now What The?????

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  1. smoke665

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    Yesterday I glanced down at my K3II and noticed that in the hot shoe there is a hole where a contact pin used to be. It's one of the four small ones around the larger center pin. I am assuming this is one of the contacts used for TTL , which I rarely if ever use. Wireless trigger still works. So is this something easily repaired, or even worth repair considering my use. Think I just moved out of warranty.


     
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    Many manufacturers will honor beyond their warranty if it is obviously a manufacturer's defect and not customer abuse. This thing all hinges on the compassion and the side-of-the-bed the repair supervisor/manager woke up upon the day you inquire. It is well worth a try, especially if you have a backup camera and a good story about being a long term Pentaxian ... Pentagon, Pentaxate, Patagonian, Pentaxican, Pentaprism, Penta-ubiquitin ... Pentax owner.
     
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    Was it even there to begin with?
     
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    Well I'd like to say it was but my mind isn't what it used to be. I know there's a hole where it should be.

    @Gary A. The part I hate is being without it for 6 weeks. If I can find the contact I'll epoxy it back
     
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    It's not by any chance the hole for the speedlight's locking pin is it?
     
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    Again I can't say with 100% certainty, that there was contact there, and I'm on the road, so I don't have other bodies for refrence. Anyone else have a k3 or k3ii they can check?

    20170514_164231.jpg
     
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    Pentax K-3 Review - Tech Info

    spec page on your camera has a picture of the hot shoe mount. matches yours perfectly.
    nothings broke or missing.
    its a spot for a locking pin.
     
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    That was my first thought: that's the locking pin hole....turns out Pixmedic provided us with a nice shot confirming that! (The photo that pixmedic linked us to is here: ZTECHHOTSHOE-s.jpg)
     
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    @pixmedic Duh! Now I'd be happy that apparently there's nothing wrong, if I wasn't kicking myself for being stupid!!! I am assuming the hot shoe on a K3 is the same as a K3II? At least you guys saved me the embarrassment of calling Pentax and making a complete fool of myself.
     
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    Simpson D'oh meme.jpg

    Let's give Smoke a big, rousing Homer Simpson chorus of "D'oh!"

    (lol!)
     
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    I hope I'm not the only one out there that can see something mundane everyday and suddenly not be able to remember what it looked like the day before. :icon_redface:
     
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