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Manual Rewind Pentax PZ

How do you manually rewind a Pentax PZ camera? My Pentax PZ-20 has stopped advancing the film that is in the camera.


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Re: Manual Rewind Pentax PZ

Hi Joel,

If your battery is dead, just put in a new battery.

Go into somewhere that is completely dark and open the back of the camera and remove the film.
Or go Costco, WalMart and Kmart and they will do it for free.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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My pentax k1000 works great except for when I first load the film. Every time I first load the film, the rewind knob wont rotate when I snap pictures. Everything on the inside is intact and usually I have...

I'm not sure I see a problem here. There is enough slack in the film that the first few exposures can spool out of the canister without it turning. If in doubt, close the back and then _lightly_ turn the rewind crank to take up the slack. Don't force it, just turn it until you feel resistance. Then advance the film and see whether the rewind knob turns.

Feb 28, 2011 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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How can you rewind the film

Lift up the rewind crank. Press the film rewind button on the bottom of the camera and turn the crank clockwise. Rewind until the tension on the crank lessens, indicating that the film leader has been released from the take-up spool. Pull up on the film rewind crank and the back will open.

Dec 03, 2010 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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How do i rewind the film in my nikon n2020

Set the film advance mode selector to L.

While sliding film rewind lever, push film rewind button.

Fold out film rewind crank and rotate until film advance indicator stops moving.

If you don't have a manual, you can download one from

Feb 13, 2010 | Nikon N2020 35mm SLR Camera

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Pentax SF10 Camera -- double exposure

If you press the film release button like you are going to rewind exposed film you may be able to activate the film advance lever to cock the camera so you can take another picture, and the film should stay on the first exposure allowing you to re - expose it. I would underexpose each image 1 F stop are exposing the same film twice. Double exposures are always an iffy proposition and anything can happen. After the second exposure cocking the film advance should allow the film to advance once again. You might test this on the final pictures on a roll in case the camera won't start advancing the film after you try it. This way you won't blow a whole roll worth of pictures testing it.

Apr 12, 2009 | Pentax PZ-70 QD 35mm SLR Camera

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How do I rewind and take the film out of a pentax k1000?


push the rewind button on bottom of camera and turn rewind knob to the right, ( clock wise ) then pull the rewind knob up to open the film door.

Feb 24, 2009 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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Film advance broken.

Press the rewind button and wind the film advance lever, It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )

Mar 27, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Film will not advance

Pressing the rewind button wind the film advance lever,if it is free It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )
Then your winding gears need cleaning

Jan 18, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Camera Rewinds New Roll of Film

Check the camera and the manual to see if there is a control to override the auto rewind; it may be set to rewind. Other than that, check Mikon's website for support info.

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Pentax MZ 50 film winding problem

Well, I'm not a camera repairman, but it sounds to me (and probably to you too) that the electronics are damaged or perhaps there's dust in the contacts inside. I also have an MZ-50. There's so many electronics involved and they don't age so gracefully. I would consider buying another one off eBay or you can get a ZX-30 (same as MZ-30) for $75 from Blue Moon Camera & Machine with a 1 year warranty (parts and labor). The best way would be, in my opinion, to get a manual, mechanical camera from the 1970s and put a good lens on it. Those seem to last forever. No electronics to worry about. Advance and rewind the film manually. You can use a digital camera as a light meter to set the aperture and shutter speed. I'm thinking of going this route when my MZ-50 finally conks out.

Apr 25, 2007 | Pentax MZ-50 35mm SLR Camera

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