20 Most Recent Pentax ZX-10 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers

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The film was advancing fine in my Pentax 35mm SLR

Rewind film and take it out the camera. Try advancing the wind lever.
If the wind lever does not move, you have jammed advance mechanism.

6/17/2010 2:58:24 AM • Pentax ZX-10... • Answered on Jun 17, 2010
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Shutter locks up and won't release (zx-10)

Its gonna need repair. Most likely causes:
Lubrication dried up/deteriorated internally
Shutter electromagnets need repair/ clean/ replace.
(This was a constant issue with the Canon T-90)
Shutter blades out of alignment
Shutter speed stuck on B (not likely)
10/15/2009 11:16:41 PM • Pentax ZX-10... • Answered on Oct 15, 2009
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Mirror locked up

Older cameras like this are notorious for locking up after not being used for quite some time. Though, it is an easy fix, it does require some steady hands and a good memory of where everything was after you're taken it out or apart. The best solution for this is, once you've taken it apart and have access to the mirror, is to have a q-tip with a little vasoline on the tip, apply a thin (very thin) layer along all springs and joints surround the mirror and around the edges of the mirror opening, while avoiding getting any vasoline on the mirror itself. I've worked with cameras all my life and have worked at camera shops, and what I've explained here is exactly what a camera repair place would do. But, if you don't feel comfortable with small parts and tiny screws, a camera shop will gladly fix it for you, and not at a bad price.
So, Good luck! Hope this helps. I hope you're out taking photos soon!
Olivia~*
12/1/2008 8:42:46 PM • Pentax ZX-10... • Answered on Dec 01, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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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Why don't they just download what you ask? they give all but what you ask. I want the simple operating instrusions for Pentax SLR camera

Who, exactly, are 'they' ? There are many models of Pentax SLR camera, both film and digital, and there is a different manual pertaining to the care and operation of each of these. If you go to the Pentax Service Centre relevant to your place of residence, all the available manuals will probably be there. If the one that you require is not available, you may find it by doing a Google search for the make and model, followed by the word Manual.
1/24/2017 11:57:12 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Jan 24, 2017
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Pentax spotmatic f

Eric Hendrickson: http://www.pentaxs.com/index.html
11/28/2016 3:17:57 AM • Pentax... • Answered on Nov 28, 2016
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Repair pentax clip on exposure meter?

Contact Eric Hendrickson, the Pentax repair person: http://www.pentaxs.com/index.html or http://www.pentaxcamerarepair.com/
11/28/2016 2:53:04 AM • Pentax... • Answered on Nov 28, 2016
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Flash on all time in auto

Please, which camera model? Are we talking about the external flash or one built in? If it is built in the camera may think there is not enough light thus setting the flash to fire. That is what auto does, it takes all the decisions away from the camera operator.
11/28/2016 2:46:07 AM • Pentax... • Answered on Nov 28, 2016
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I have a pentax zx-60 that is showing an error message o_ _ _ _ with an E on top of that. I'm not sure what it means or how to fix it. I tried reloading the film and it doesn't seem to advance.

I think the 'o____' is intended as a pictorial representation of a roll of 35mm film, the 'E' signifying an error in loading it. Not used this particular Pentax model myself, but some of them have a slot in the take-up spool where the 'tongue' of the film should be inserted - is that the case with yours ?
1/5/2016 10:57:08 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Jan 05, 2016
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What film does a Pentax Z50P take?

It is designed to use 35 mm film DX coded from 25 through 5000. Film can be slide film, B&W, and color negative film.
1/5/2016 4:34:04 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Jan 05, 2016
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Pentax super program great condition and well

Yes, put the film in and it will work. Best regards, BIll
10/25/2014 7:04:55 AM • Pentax... • Answered on Oct 25, 2014
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