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Sunpak 6000PG what ? From the rest of your post, it appears to be a tripod. I am confused when you refer to 'one of the ones that contacts the ground' - all legs on a tripod should contact the ground.
Be that as it may, if the leg clamp is broken, it may not be financially viable to have it repaired, and you may wish to replace it with a newer, sturdier model that will stand up to rough treatment.

Sunpak... | Answered on Oct 07, 2017


Check the battery. Sounds like your camera doesn't have enough power to operate the film advance function.

Contax AX 35mm... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Clean the battery contacts with a soft rubber pencil eraser. It doesn't take much corrosion -- due to moisture, or skin oil deposited on the posts -- to create resistance enough to keep the camera from getting a full supply of power.

Pentax ZX-7 QD... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


You didn't say which shooting mode you're using, but I'd bet you're in Manual mode and have dialed in a completely wrong aperture/shutter speed combination for bright lighting conditions. For example, 1/60th of a second and f2.8 in bright sunlight would be "burning out" your image, so the camera may be giving you an error message. Try using AUTO or PROG setting and see if the problem persists. If it does, try a different lens. You may have an incompatible mount, or one of the contacts may be damaged. If all else fails, try your lens on another Canon camera.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


You probably have a dead cell in your replacement battery. Camera batteries have a limited number of charge cycles, and this is not a rare issue with "aged" batteries. Also, when you get a new battery, buy a genuine Canon replacement and not one of the el-cheapo Chinese copies available online. In camera batteries, you really do get the quality and performance you pay for!

Canon... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Try a different pack of film. Sounds like the one you have is jammed -- possibly caused by moisture condensation.

Photography | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


You likely have a defective display module, probably with a dead back-light. Try putting a newly charged battery in it, but if the problem persists, you'll need to send it in for service.

Mamiya 645AF... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Does the shutter operate when the back is closed? (In other words, does it expose the film?) If so, don't worry about it. If not, it may need service -- or it may be set at such a high shutter speed (1/2000, for instance) that makes the shutter open and close so quickly that you can't see it move.

Nikon... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Thank you for telling us - twice. Our one aim in life is to assist you to achieve your heart's d*sire. The way to obtain that which you seek is to go to the Great Wizard Google, cast yourself humbly at his sandalled feet and enter the make and model of the equipment, followed by the magic word manual. Thus will you be granted your fondest wishes.

Photography | Answered on Oct 05, 2017


As it is a Sunpak tripod, contact the mfr or importer, or look on eBay. Fixya does not supply spares for any equipment.

Canon... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


Try treating the replacement lid like it was a watchband pinon. It just might hold itself in place with spring tension pushing toward the frame in which it sits.

Photography | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


Hi. Pay careful attention to the way the end of the film fits through the take-up reel. Open the back (empty) and give the wind knob a few twists. That will tell you which way it is turning. Put the end of your film through the slot in the take-up reel so itd winds onto itself as it advances. There's usually enough extra unexposed wound onto the factory reel that it won't cost you and pix at the end of it. Pull enough out of the cassette to be sure your winding-load position is really going to hold when you advance. Good luck.

Nikon N60 35mm... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017

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