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Don't know how to work it

I bought this camera from a garage sale the other day and i don't have the instructions so i was wondering if you could tell me how to work it. Thanks alot.

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I recently bought a reconditioned FA from a reputable dealer, but on running my first film through it over Christmas, wasted 6 frames when the wind on lever failed to reset the shutter. Unsure what to do,...

Dave, do you realise just how incredibly mechanically complex your camera is?.

The shutter has not reset, all that's happened is that your sticking shutter has now progressed to a partially seized shutter release. The dark grey viewfinder indicates that the mirror inside the lens throat has stuck in the partially up (or partially down) position. This might just be something really simple like dirty shutter magnets, but if the camera was serviced before sale then that should have been spotted and corrected. Sadly, many dealers just give the camera a wipe over with a cloth, maybe a little bit of fresh paint on worn corners and a set of fresh batteries and claim that the camera has had a full service before sale.

Buying from a reputable dealer always attracts a price premium as such dealers are supposed to give full after-sales care. Just take it back for a refund or repair. Given that there are thousands of good FA's around (my last two were free on FreeCycle/Freegle), and that the dealer should have ensured that yours was in perfect condition before selling it, I'd personally demand a refund especially if you're in the UK (likely from your spelling of "grey") with the protection given by the Sale of Goods Act. Allowing the dealer to try and repair the fault will weaken your right to a refund under the Act, and any attempt to repair the fault yourself will completely void your consumer protection.

One other point to consider is that, worldwide, there are far fewer camera repair outlets than there used to be, and so you can usually expect to wait around six weeks for a repair unless paying far more for an express repair. This may be different if your dealer is one which has it's own qualified camera repair technician and is worth asking about if you consider letting them repair your camera.

I hope that my posting has clarified matters for you and will help you to make the correct decision. Good luck with a speedy resolution. Please return the favour by taking a moment to rate my answer.

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Just a guess, but it sounds like the shutter is stuck in the closed position. Maybe you can have the camera serviced. Try to find an online film enthusiast club, such as on Facebook and elsewhere. They might be able to direct you to where you can have your camera serviced. I can tell you that the cost of that camera is about $100 used, and repair might be the same price, so it might be better to buy another one off eBay. They have MZ-50 models for sale and lots of others. Film gear is cheap these days, but repair is not cheap. Better to buy another camera. I'm sorry about your problem and hope you can resolve it. If this was 10 years ago, you'd have a warranty and could have it fixed, but these days it's just easier to buy another camera and probably the same price or cheaper to buy another used/second-hand camera than to pay for repair. Good luck to you.

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