Hi, we have a "pre-loved" Pentax *ist DL. We have had it about a year and we are well pleased with the pictures it takes (It is not the camera's fault if I can't handle it well
Now there appears to be a little problem, which we have had from the beginning, but it is getting more frequent.
When I try and switch the camera on, with brand new and tested batteries, it flashes the low battery sign and nothing more happens. If I am lucky, I can turn it on and off a few times and it will suddenly start working. But sometimes it just won't start.
I have reset the camera to factory settings. But that did not solve the problem. And I have cleaned the battery contacts to no avail.
My question is:
Has anyone else encountered this issue? And if so, do you know what can be done about it?
As you may have guessed, the ruddy thing always does this in the most awkward moments in situations when we so want the picture and we just know we will never be able to come back to try again.
I would appreciate any tips and help please!