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Pentax zxm user guide?

I just bought a camera from, little did i know it doesn't have a manual. I can't get the film to load. the online manuals that i have found are too big and take a long time to download. anyone know the basics on this camera?

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Re: pentax zxm user guide?

There is a good review on the following link: Really you do need to get the full manual, it is "only" 56 pages & there is no better guide. You can download the manual from the link below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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