Class action lawsuit for Pentax cameras aperture defects filed in New York


There is a new class-action lawsuit for Pentax cameras aperture defects filed in New York that involves the K-30, K-50, and K-70 DSLR models:

“A camera owner has filed a class action lawsuit against Ricoh USA Inc. over claims that the company’s line of Pentax camera products are defective in a way that causes them to produce useless, almost completely dark photographs.

The Pentax camera class action lawsuit was filed by New York resident Janet Kyszenia who says she purchased a Pentax camera for her own personal use.

Allegedly, after she purchased the camera, she discovered that it possessed a defect that made it unusable, because it took extremely dark, almost black photographs.” (Ttopclassactions)

“A proposed class action claims Ricoh USA’s K-30, K-50 and K-70-model cameras suffer from an aperture defect that can cause photographed images to be almost completely dark and barely visible.

According to the 20-page lawsuit, the defect concerns the opening in a lens that allows light to enter into a camera. In photography, the shrinking or enlarging of a camera’s aperture allows more or less light to reach inside the camera’s sensor, which affects an image’s brightness, or exposure. A wider aperture results in a brighter photo, whereas a smaller one makes a picture darker.” (Classaction)

The full PDF can be found here.

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