20 Most Recent Pentax PZ-70 QD 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers


Are your battery contacts clean ? ? Can you open the film area and see if the mirror is up ? If the mirror is up, then you have problems. The camera did not go throught it's shutter program and the mirror has not been released to go down. Major repair that is way more expensive then a replacement camera. Same with the battery, something inside is not turning off (completing the shutter function) You can go with film or digital as the Pentax lenses work with both. If you change to Pentax (Ricoh ownes it now) digital, the old film flashes will not work. Need a newer digital Pentax flash for a Pentax digital camera.

Pentax PZ-70 QD... • Answered on Feb 20, 2018


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 because.you 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.

Pentax PZ-70 QD... • Answered on Mar 03, 2015


Mirror lockup often occurs if the batteries are flat.

Try new batteries first and if the problem remains please report back for further options.

Pentax PZ-70 QD... • Answered on Feb 13, 2010


Light leak from film door.
Needs new film door.

Pentax PZ-70 QD... • Answered on Apr 02, 2009


Take the lens off and rotate the focus ring, it should turn very easily with little gear noise.Try a different AF Pentax lens that you know is good.
I'm sure the lens is binding, take the lens to a camera repair shop for an estimate cost to repair.

Pentax PZ-70 QD... • Answered on Dec 08, 2008


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!

Pentax... • Answered on Sep 12, 2019


Probably means the film has not loaded correctly.

Pentax... • Answered on Oct 26, 2018


Try replacing the battery, or else use a separate meter.

Pentax... • Answered on Oct 24, 2017


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.

Pentax... • Answered on Jan 24, 2017


Eric Hendrickson: http://www.pentaxs.com/index.html

Pentax... • Answered on Nov 28, 2016

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