20 Most Recent Pentax ZX-7 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers


I recently took a shot

Try dismounting the lens and cleaning the camera and lens contacts with a soft lint-free cloth.
9/11/2017 9:27:59 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Sep 11, 2017

How do i use bulb mode pentax

What Model Pentax ?
10/26/2014 3:23:55 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Oct 26, 2014

Pentax zx7 sutter release unresponsive

Seems that the camera needs an overhauling, it is possible that the shutter mechanism gets jammed at times and does not release by its own.Only if you are able to remove and check the mechanism carefully must you try and open the camera - if equipped- or otherwise this must be left to an expert so as not to tamper the unit.
12/15/2011 5:30:30 AM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Dec 15, 2011

My camera has been put

Before using it I suggest you to keep it in a dehumidifier. Or a large airtight container with dehumidified silica gel. Keep it there for two or three days.
When a camera is lying around, fungus tends to grow inside. Also the metal parts become rusty. Dehumidifying and exposing to mild sunlight might reduce these effects.
Gentle patting might also relieve the problem. Don't pat too hard, or you will have more problems!
Let us know whether this solved your problem.
9/25/2011 4:22:33 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Sep 25, 2011

Where can I get lenses for my Pentax Zx-7 Body?

Try these guys
They have been around since I was a kid.
Otherwise used is the way to go.
9/6/2010 1:34:04 AM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

I recently shot three rolls of color film with my

The shutter assembly has failed, a common fault with all older autofocus SLR's. it's nothing to do with the autofocus itself, just that AF SLR's usually tend to have fully electronically operated shutters which cannot be serviced and repaired like older models.

The only fix is to replace it, but it's no longer available and even if you do find one the repair is not economically worthwhile.

If you're not too choosy as to the brand, then free similar SLR models complete with lenses are regularly available on FreeCycle and Freegle. It's where I got all of mine.
5/18/2010 8:26:30 AM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on May 18, 2010

I don't know how to load my film into my pentax

Download the manual from http://www.butkus.org/chinon/pentax.htm and follow the instruction therein.
4/10/2010 8:52:22 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Apr 10, 2010

I recently shot three rolls of color film with my

lens cap ? ;-]

Did you have the asa film speed set correctly? Thats usually the cause unless your battery isn;t quite right.
3/23/2010 11:48:44 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Mar 23, 2010

Black viewfinder

Slr mirror is stuck. remove the lens and try to slightly move the mirror up and down ( but not forcing it to move!)and pushing the shutter switch. Try also applying lighter fluid in the mechanism while operating or shooting, fluid will help loosen the stucked mechanism.
12/21/2009 11:17:23 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Dec 21, 2009

My camera wont' take a picture...PLEASE HELP!

im having the same problem. Did you figure anything out?

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10/4/2009 3:01:35 AM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Oct 04, 2009


When loading film, pull it all the way to the receiving spool.
8/18/2009 9:11:42 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Aug 18, 2009

Cannot remove lens

Dear Shutterbug2,
To release the lens you need to push the lens release button which is on the bottom left of the lens mount, and then turn the lens counterclockwise. If this doesn't work then it is most likely a broken lens release button, and you should then bring the camera to an authorized service technician.

Go Ahead. Use Us.
4/22/2008 4:03:04 PM • Pentax ZX-7 35mm... • Answered on Apr 22, 2008

Hi there, I just got myself a K1000 Pentax camera, as a gift. I'm not a collector nor photographer, I just wanted to know more about this camera its value and if one can just keep it as a collectors item. I noticed its different from all the ones I've seen so far, it has no sahai LOGO like the others.. It is fairly new... Kindly advise accordingly.

You have yourself a camera with pedigree and it would be a shame not to put a few rolls of film through it before you decide whether to continue to use it, store it as a collectible or sell it on. Using a manual film camera is interesting and rewarding and can be fun - it is an experience no one should miss. Like learning to drive, at first there seems too many things to think of but with the help of a little reading most people soon master the basics. There is plenty of information online - see link below... https://www.google.com/search?q=K1000+Pentax+camera&rlz=1C1CAFB_enGB673GB676&oq=K1000+Pentax+camera&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Have fun!
9/12/2019 11:49:28 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Sep 12, 2019

Pentax mz-50 counter wont advance stays on 1

Probably means the film has not loaded correctly.
10/26/2018 11:35:38 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Oct 26, 2018

Welches Baujahr ist die Kamera Pentax K1000 mit Seriennr.6764915

Parlez Anglais, s'il vous plait.
1/27/2018 10:38:45 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018

Pentax k1000 light meter issue

Try replacing the battery, or else use a separate meter.
10/24/2017 10:16:34 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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