I need your help. I have had a K3 for years, and it works great. Never had an issue with focus or anything. Even after S16 mod last year, it was fine. Today I shoot a roll of film, and it starts out focusing fine, then the trigger stopped, and it turned out the shutter/rotating mirror inside (behind the lens) mechanism started jamming, so I pushed that with my finger to get it moving. Maybe that was a bad idea, because I touched the mirrored surface, and since then, the camera viewfinder has been total blurs. Progressively worse and worse though. I tried to tune the diopter by opening the lens up and focusing on the viewfinder grain, but there is no grain! I tried a 50mm the stock zoom, an 8mm, and a 135mm, and ALL are blurry and will not put anything into true focus. I am wondering what the hell I did! I am really really sad because this camera used to work so well for me. And I paid like $500 to have Duall overhaul it and convert it less than a year ago.
Any advice on how I can test this or fix this? Is it the mirror? Is it that sensitive? Another issue that I found is those cheap rings they use to re-center the lens after widening the gate to S16 are made of aluminum, anbd they shed like hell from even basic lens changing. I think the original stick ring is steel, and I keep seeing little aluminum dust bits in the ring and on the lens threads, and sometimes in the inside of the camera...I blast it with air to push it around and blow it out. Maybe I am going about this all wrong? Totally sad by this, as I want to fix this up and get shooting