Question about Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera
The little silver flip open lever is stuck open. I can still rewind load etc but flip is in open position and will not budge. I am afraid to force it as it may break off. Help :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Film advance lever
Yes this is fairly common with K 1000 and the Spotmatics : although the shutter is cocked and hence you cannot advance film you cannot release shutter because mirror box is not cocked. Remedy : remove bottom cover and locate mirror box lever which protrudes slightely and is movable up and down and is spring loaded. Move upwards until it licks in position ( moving up against spring tension ). Now release the shutter and camera should let you advance the film .
Posted on Sep 17, 2007
SOURCE: My pentax k1000 works great
I'm not sure I see a problem here. There is enough slack in the film that the first few exposures can spool out of the canister without it turning. If in doubt, close the back and then _lightly_ turn the rewind crank to take up the slack. Don't force it, just turn it until you feel resistance. Then advance the film and see whether the rewind knob turns.
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
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