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Light leak from film door.
Needs new film door.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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My Pentax ZX-7 (MX-7) mirror is stuck


This camera can be notorious for these types of film advance issues. The bad news is that a ZX-7 is probably not repairable. Good news is that there are many used Pentax bodies out there that will work with you lenses.

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Pentax me super shutter won't open. won't wind, wont take a picture :(


Have you not used it in a while?

This could be one of two issues:

One, it could be the battteries. The ME super is not a fully mechanical camera like the mx, if the batteries are depleted then the shutter sticks open as it does not know how long to stay open. Turning the selection wheel to 125X usually unsticks it.

Two, the lubricant that pentax used in the 70's and 80's has a very bad tendecy to polymerise and turn sticky and solid. This turns the camera inoperable. Pentax repair service routinely provide cleaning for affected cameras.

Hope this helps, its a great camera

Jan 12, 2011 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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On my pentax k1000 the black fuzz looking stuff


That's the mirror bumper, it softens the blow and cuts the noise as the mirror flips up.

Carefully remove it and then replace it with a new one. You can get it as part of a foam light seal repair kit for your camera; this also ensures that the sticky black goo which used to be foam and which prevents light from getting past the edges of the camera back gets replaced. Light seal kits are very cheap, and if you buy a pre-cut version then it makes a fiddly job a bit easier and potentially less messy. They're widely available on sites like ebay, just search for "k1000 light seals" and check that the kit includes a mirror bumper/buffer.

If you don't get it repaired the fuzz will get everywhere and can also get onto the film surface causing white spots on your photos or black spots on negatives/slides. The debris can also get into your lenses so remove it asap. Gooey foam light seals are even worse as it's both corrosive and abrasive (due to the grit it attracts) and gradually migrates to gum up the works. It can also result in light fogging on your photos (usually seen as red streaks from the top or bottom of the picture). Modern foam seals do not decompose like the old ones did.

I hope that I've helped you, please take a moment to rate my answer.

Mar 02, 2010 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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Over exsposed pictures from my pentax me Super


Hi Pete,

Say you're using ASA/ISO 100 film:
Photos come out overexposed and you were shooting in A or S or P modes.
Just set your ASA/ISO to 200: this will gives one stop less and images will be correct.

atdlee@netzero.com

Nov 11, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Hi could you answer a question for me about the pentax mv


The Pentax MV has a similar body and uses the same lenses as the Pentax ME Super, but it is a fully "Auto Exposure" camera. It does not have manual override or shutter-priority modes. It is a good camera to take pictures, but not if you want to have full manual / creative control over the camera.

Take care & Happy Imaging!
Glen
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Jun 18, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Pentax zx 50 35mm slr


Others here have suggested the problem lays with the plastic gear on the advancing motor beside the mirror.

This might cost $100 or so...?

Oct 22, 2007 | Pentax ZX-50 35mm SLR Camera

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Pentax ME slr (old hand film wind )


the film might not have been catching onto the wheel it has happend to me befor

Oct 05, 2007 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Winder button is extremely tight


Take top cover off and look in the area of frame counter ( right hand side ) and underneeth the main transport drive ( under the frame counter ) for a short piesce of metal ( 3 mm long ) that may be wedged in or between the gears of the drive. The piesce breaking off and falling into the drive is a common problem with MEs and ME supers. The broken off piece does not have to be replaced ( no vital role ) just assamble the camera and it will work fine.

Aug 30, 2006 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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