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Hello are all you Pentax users dead???

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by TimF, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    That's certainly useful. Makes me wonder why more cameras didn't have round the lens mount shutter speed rings a la Olympus and Nikkormats.

    "Art is a lie which makes you realise the truth"
     
  2. openkast

    openkast Active Member

    I never liked the Super A. I have a friend who had
    one and I always prefered the ME Super.

    While everybody else I come across seems to either be
    indifferent towards or hates the ME Super's buttons
    I like them.

    I also have an MZ-M (ironically S/H value is probably
    less than my 19 year old ME Super !). It is plasticky.
    But I've come to appreciate its lightness. I also find
    it has quite a discrete shutter/mirror action -- just
    like the old M family.

    ---------------
    Andrew.
     
  3. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    To me, that's just too basic a failing, and I never liked the buttons - one reason why I bought an EOS when I went AF.
    I also used to like the Nikon FM and FE, Yashica FR and FR I, but never the Canon AE 1 or AT 1.

    Nick NRIPN
    If at first you don't succeed, go for a pint.

    (Nick Roberts)
     
  4. openkast

    openkast Active Member

    My previous reply to this was incorrect. It appears I was
    unaware of the Super A (I was thinking of the P30T).

    I only figured this looking at S/H display today in
    Jessops with Super A next to two P30Ts. S/H prices
    are close to that of a new MZ-M.

    -----------
    Andrew.
     
  5. Pen-Man

    Pen-Man Well-Known Member

    Believe me Andrew, they are good, operation same as ME Super, but with the extras. Reckon around £130 for a good one. I have never considered the P30 series as a winder can't be fitted and this is one of the essentials that I must have for my remote bird photos.

    Roy MRIPN



    Keep rocking
     
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Dead. No, but what with forgetting to do laundry and showering for a
    while, I can understand why you might get that impression.

    Cameras & Cocktails,

    Jack

    not digital but film, so far, but digital is
    starting to seduce me.
     
  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Big Will,

    The only thing a battery does in a MX is eat-up valuable
    Film,Processing, and Lens $$.
    Have a Safe and Happy Holiday.

    Cameras & Cocktails....(from the But my battery died Bar &
    But did't miss the shot Grill)

    Jack


    not digital but film, so far, but digital is
    starting to seduce me.
     
  8. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Not so much Pentax as Penandinktax!
    BigWill
     
  9. evanmichaels

    evanmichaels Well-Known Member

    no, but the meter of my K1000 is, the meter needle has stuck in the middle.
    Any idea what's the problem and how can i fix it?
    cheers



    evan
     
  10. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    The good ol' British way with gadgets is to pound them against a wall. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't ! /img/wwwthreads/wink.gif
    I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn. (Picasso)
     
  11. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Get a hand held meter, take a reading with that and transfer the settings to your K1000 and then even when the needle is stuck in the middle it'll be right! Irish Logic! Isn't it wonderful! Sorry for being silly Evan, couldn't resist it. Failing Tim's suggestion (not really recommended mind!) try fitting a new battery and cleaning the contacts in the battery compartment but it sounds like an expensive trip to the camera repairers is on the cards!
    BigWill
     
  12. Pen-Man

    Pen-Man Well-Known Member

    Don't belt it against the wall, but have a go with cleaning the contacts and batteries. If that fails, get a hand-held meter, even a Leningrad will suffice. I think a repair for your camera could cost more than its worth.

    Roy (Merry Christmas and good luck with it!) FRIPN
     
  13. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Invest in a new PX625 and that should solve the problem. I've just taken the batteries out of my K1000, and my Spotmatic F, and guess where the needle is with no battery fitted, - Bang in the middle./img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff
     
  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Evan,

    I hate to offer the most simplistic advice but have you gone
    to a camera shop and had the battery tested.
    I say this because I work in a camera shop and about 50% of the
    time it is the ODBS (old dead battery syndrome) and hopefully that
    is the case with K1K. Because, if it ain't, it's probably the meter
    and that may thin out your billfold.

    BTW, the battery for the K1K is the S76/V76/LR44
    the battery for the Spotmatics is generally the E400
    Have a safe and Happy Holiday season.

    Cameras & Cocktails.....(from the Been there Bar &
    Done that Grill)

    Jack

    not digital but film, so far, but digital is
    starting to seduce me.
     
  15. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    You're right Jack! (Must have been those mushrooms I had for my tea last night).
    The K1000 does indeed use the LR44 battery, and most Spotmatics use the old PX400, but for some reason the Spotmatic F uses the 1.3volt PX625.

    Sorry for any confusion Evan.

    The chances are, though, that a new battery will do the trick, as the needle stays in the centre without any power. The good news is you can buy about a dozen LR44s for the price of 1 PX625.

    Geoff
     
  16. evanmichaels

    evanmichaels Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, i will get it down to my local photo shop and fit it with a new battery. I hope it fixes the problem.

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

    evan
     
  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hello Tim and (alleged) Pentax aficinados,

    I think they must be or in a coma, perhaps.
    Or worse, it could be the K1K bug, a second cousin
    to the y2k bug of a few years back.
    I mean there hasn't a spark of interest in the MZ-6.

    Hope everybody had a great Xmas and has
    happy and prosperous New Year.

    Jack


    not digital but film, so far, but digital is
    starting to seduce me.
     
  18. evanmichaels

    evanmichaels Well-Known Member

    and now i have a fully operational K1k ;-)
    it just needed a new LR44 battery from boots!
    thank you

    Evan

    evan
     
  19. Tommy

    Tommy Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. I'm going to contradict someone! <img src="/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif">
    I for one am very interested in the MZ-6, but as I already own an MZ-7 and an MZ-5, I feel I've got most of my bases covered at the moment. If I was a little more flush I would certainly entertain the idea of doing a part-x on my MZ-7, but having just shoved my bike down the road, I'm a little broke with having to pay for repairs.

    It's not the size of your lens that matters; it's the depth of your field!
    tommy MRIPN
     
  20. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Tommy,

    What am I reading? You're going to get your bike repaired!
    What for, you can't take pictures with your bike. Mind, you
    could always sell you're bike and use that dosh along the money
    you will save with on bike repair and trade in your MZ-7 and pick
    up a nifty MZ-6.

    Cameras & Cocktails,

    Jack

    not digital but film, so far, but digital is
    starting to seduce me.
     

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