Question about Ricoh KR-30SP 35mm SLR Camera
I loaded my film and clicked on shutter release button, and advanced it until 1 appeared in the exposure counter. When I turn it on I cannot see an image through the lens, only black and the indications in the viewfinder. I have not use a 35 mm camera in a while. Can you help me figure out, what I have missed? Thanks!
It would seem that the mirror is locked up. Some cameras have a mirror lock to reduce vibration after the view is focused and ready to expose. Check your camera features. If it doesn't have this feature than the camera may need servicing.
Posted on Mar 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: XR 7 locked up
Just read on another forum where the film rewind button can get stuck (little button on the bottom of the camera, used to initiate rewind), and removing the camera bottom allows access to unjam it. I'll try... takes a small philips eyeglass screwdriver and young eyes (or my reading glasses...)
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
I doubt you still need help with this considering it's over 8 months later... but the same thing has been happening to me lately, I've had to force the self timer to start by giving it a little push, once it gets going it starts to work normally again.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
Normally, stuck mirror is due to weak batteries with a elcetromagnetic shutter like the Ricoh. Try with brand new silver oxides and see if it helps!
Posted on May 28, 2009
is the mirror stuck in the up position? if so the rubber bumpers have become sticky. try to ( gently ) pull the mirror down it should fall freely, then clean the mirror with alcohol. you may have to remove the foam rubber bumper to prevent the mirror from sticking again. the mirror mechanism will work without the bumper just fine.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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