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Shutter curtain dont reset mirror in certain speeds

It started when choosing 1/125th speed, the curtain wouldnt go all its way to reset the mirror, i would have to either slam the camera or i could touch the curtain (not a option when film is loaded) to fully reset the mirror. Its gotten worse, now 1/60th and 1/250th speed show the same problem and slamming the camera wont help anymore, so i if take a pictuer at those speeds, i will probably have to take the next one blindly at any other speed to reset the mirror.


would it be expensive to fix this? could i do it myself? things are expensive down here and this camera has been serviced before...I wouldnt like to give up on this camera, its been with me for a while.

appreciate any advice, gui

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  • wwinters81 Mar 13, 2009

    Thanks for your attention, johnb. i really needed to know it better before someone rip me off.

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your K1000 needs a clean, lube and adjust. ( CLA ) the shutter must be repaired and calibrated. not a hard job, but a special calibration instrument must be used to calibrate all shutter speeds.
slamming the camera just makes things worse, you could brake the meter. take or send your K1000 to a camera repair shop and get an estimate for a CLA.
there are no new parts available, so if the camera requires parts the shop should state good used parts only.


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