Shutter Release Button

Shutter Release Button
DSLR ?!?!?!?!?!??!?!? Shutter support

Well, I have a Pentax * istDS and suddenly looks as if it has broken in some way. Am very new to photography, so I do not know the specific names for everything, but when I press the shutter button halfway, it sounds as if you were images continuously this happens no matter what I press the button, and if you turn off and remove the batteries and put them back in, it sounds like I'm taking a picture … also when I look by the viewer everything is dark unless you press the shutter button.

You seem to have the mirror locked up. Verify that the "mirror" is not active or on.

Diana Camera Shutter Release Lock