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Wont shoot Hi, I have put my manual in a very safe place and can't find it! When I turn my camera on, it sounds like it is vibrating for about 3 seconds, then the red light shaped like a triangle on the back right hand side lights up and I cannot shoot a photo. I can get the menu to come up.

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Re: wont shoot

The noise you hear is the auto focus motor and it does not seem to engage the lens properly ( via the drive port in the lens mount). The problem is either with the drive itself ( in the body ) or the lens. Switch auto focus off for now ( until you have the camera looked at ) and use in manual focus mode.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Why is film clear after developing? Using bulk load Tmaxx 400

Sounds like the camera isn't working. It would appear the shutter doesn't function because you have no images at all. I would open up the camera and check this. (Empty of film of course).

Feb 25, 2015 | Nikon N75 35mm SLR Camera

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Wont turn on

I assumed that you loaded a fresh battery set and with correct polarity ,otherwise it does give such signal.
If you have the user manual,please check the other alternatives on trouble shooting section.
If you do not have a user manual you can visit the site below where instruction manual copies for Pentax,

It's not an official site, but the manuals for downloading are better quality copies and in color
where possible: and they have the MZ30 too.

Mar 16, 2010 | Pentax MZ-30 Film Camera

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Can't advance film, press shutter, no result

Do you have film in the camera? If so, is it an old film or you have just loaded it?
If it's an old film, could it be at the end of the roll - to check this, 'lightly' turn the rewind lever backwards and forwards. As the camera is pointing away from you, turning the rewind knob clockwise will normally rewind the film (don't press the rewind button in, we don't actually want to rewind the film yet), turning the knob clockwise should be tight and a firm stop, if the film is at the end, you will feel the same tight firm stop if you turn it counter-clockwise. Don't turn the rewind knob backwards (counter-clockwise) too hard, you'll unscrew it and it may fall apart. If turning it backwards rolls freely in a full circle, then you have film left.
Another option is that, since it's been so long since you used it, the loading of the film may have gone amis and sometimes the cassette will flip backwards, jamming the film in place so it wont advance - if you have loaded the film and not taken any pics or have not been able to advance it at all, it should be safe to open the back as the film will be in it's original loading position, if you have left the film in it from some time and don't know what stage it's up to it may be best to take it to a camera store where they will have a "Black Bag" to put the camera in and manually open and unload the film. Make sure you get an experienced person - some pimply-face teen that's never used a film camera can easily put their fingers through the shutter while it's in the black bag - I've seen it plenty of times.
OK, that's enough to get started, did this work or do we need to try more options?

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Feb 03, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Shutter speed won't go above 200

I have two possible solutions:

First, are you shooting with the flash up or an external flash connected to it? If so, the camera likely needs to synchronize at 1/200 or slower otherwise it won't be able to take a full photo. As a safety feature to prevent that, many new cameras just restrict the ability to pick a faster shutter speed.

Second, if its not related to the flash, it might be related to the mode you are using. Turn the camera off the automatic modes and put it on an all manual setting. Change the ISO to 400 or so, got outside and aim up at the day's sky, put it on manual mode and then adjust the shutter speed. Open up the aperture on your lens all the way (turn it to the smallest number). Now adjust the shutter speeds. It should be able to go past 200 now.

Nov 25, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel G 35mm SLR Camera

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Photos have streaks

Sounds like you are shooting at shutter speeds of 1/30th of a second or slower, and/or your flash unit is set to "slow sync" or a similar mode. Try shooting in shutter priority or manual, and using a speed of at least 1/60th but not more than F4's sync speed of 1/250th. If you are shooting a moving subject, you may find that this "problem" actually creates some very interesting effects.

Sep 24, 2008 | Nikon F4s 35mm SLR Camera

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Shutter Release button

Did you try changing the aperture? Depending on the lighting in the area, you may want to change this accordingly, if you put it in AUTO, and you're in a dark room the shutter might not open immediately. 

Aug 22, 2008 | Ricoh XR-10M 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon F65 power switch button issue

Sounds like you have been shooting in one of the manual modes, make sure if you have been trying different F-stops to change the aperture ring back to it's auto position (red numbers F-22 usually) to align with the white dot on the lens. That way the camera and lens can agree on the amount of light needed and how much the shutter will open to allow light in. The camera won't take the shot if it is way off (kind of a safety). Use the viewfinder to learn what combinations the camera needs for a particular shot so you can be familiar with the speed and aperture settings, try them in one of the manual modes and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Soon you won't shoot as much in auto mode.

Aug 18, 2008 | Nikon F65 35mm SLR Camera

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Premature Film Rewinding

the only thing that I could think of when I read your situation is, that you might not be using a DX coated films. see, the camera reads the bar code on the film and maybe it is not the same program. check the camear manual and make sure you are using the same kind of the suggested film in the manual. good luck

Apr 11, 2007 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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N75 will not load film

Quick solution: force a manual rewind.
1. Remove film
2. Close camera back.
3. With the power turned on, press the two rewind buttons together. They are marked in red.
4. The camera will make a rewind sound and will stop after about 2 seconds.
5. DO NOT fire the shutter yet.
6. Put the mode on Manual and select a fast shutter speed like 1/90 sec. Any aperture will do.
7. Load the film correctly as given in the user's manual.
8. As you close the camera back, the film will prewind to the end of roll. At the end of the roll pre-wind the LCD will show you the total number of frames available.
9. Select any shooting mode.
10. Go on and take pictures.

Hope this helps

Dec 14, 2006 | Nikon N75 35mm SLR Camera

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