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Pentax ME SLR Camera

Hi, I recently decided to take up photography. I was given an old Pentax ME, but it seems to have a problem. As I was checking it out (without film in) I noticed that when I press the button to take a picture, the shutter stays open for a long time (were talking minutes).
I have no previous experience with SLR cameras, so any advice would b greatfully appreciated.

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Push the small white button down and turn the select to B or Flash mode the shutter should fire at 1/60th sec. in flash mode. As long as you want in B mode. Turn select to A
put lens on and check shutter speed in finder. Rotate F stop on lens and bring shutter speed to over 1/100 sec. push shutter button, it should fire at the speed you selected.
If not check battery cap and contacts in bat. holder, clean with pencil eraser if needed. Be careful with contacts in holder.
If it still locks up remove lens and rotate to F/16 push metal pin in and check operation of diaphragm, it should be smooth and pin return quickly.
If the shutter still locks in auto that's about it---- no parts are available

Posted on Dec 07, 2008


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