20 Most Recent Vivitar V4000 50MM 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers

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Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Feb 23, 2018

Two S-76 batt, On the bottom

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015

The battery compartment is on the bottom of the camera. Put a coin into the slot of the circular cover and unscrew it to open. The camera uses two LR44 alkalines or SR44 silver batteries or equivalent.

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Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Jun 11, 2012

frame counter,mechanism is bad,before u get it fixed,try urself open the back door of the film chamber u will find a lever just below the number counter,move it freely ,push and leave, the put a dummy roll and move forward the film,if u get number counter working ok

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

It may be that the batteries that came with the camera are dead. Double check the way you have them installed, both cells should have the positive side up as they sit in the cap. It is best to handle button cell batteries on the round edges rather than the flat sides. The battery cap for your camera should have open slots on the sides so you can place the batteries in using those openings

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

try Kodak ISO, ( ASA), 400 ( DIN 27 Degree ) 35 mm film to start. if you like the results, stick with it. remember the faster the film the higher the grain. the slower the film the finer the grain, sharper enlargments with finer grain.

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Jun 07, 2009

If there is supposed to be one in the camera, you may need to install/replace a battery.

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on May 29, 2009

I have used left/right as if you are holding the camera ready to take pictures.
I have included the instructions to rewind the finished film.

!/ Press and hold the film rewind button button on the right side of the camera base.
2/ Fold out the rewind crank top left of camera and turn it in the direction of the arrow.
3/ Once the pressure eases, the film is completely wound into the cassette.
4/ Lift up the film rewind knob top left of camera and pull it out to open the back cover. Now the film cassette can be taken out.
5/ Do this in a place away from direct sunlight.

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Jan 08, 2009

jackson rook,

the speed of the film may be to high if your camera has dx coding contacts in the film chamber. otherwise---- film in camera or not it has no effect on meter operation. move the advance lever to the right slightly and push down on the shutter release button slightly to turn meter on.

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Dec 15, 2008

Vivitar flash manuals:

Vivitar... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Vivitar is no longer in business, they just sell their name to add to merchandise. They are usually simple cameras but should take some sort of battery. There should be a side button to pop the back open. The film should lie flat equal to the end of the take-up roll. There should be a device on the back cover that pushes the film on the take up roll. There may be a button to turn on the flash (if it has one) and a lever to go to TELE. Not much else, point and shoot.

Vivitar... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Fixya does not supply spares or replacement parts for any equipment, I'm afraid. Have you tried eBay, the mfr or your local friendly camera shop ?

Vivitar... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017

Who are these people designing the leg locks. These are the poorest examples of engineering. Even a child could see that the leg lock begs to be broken. Maybe Vivitar should stick to flashes

Vivitar... | Answered on May 11, 2017

It sounds like it uses a "universal" camera mount. Check Amazon for TX adapter rings for your model of camera.

Vivitar... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

Check the aperture lever in the mirror box on the side. sometimes it gets bent when the lens is put on wrong. Straighten with needle nose pliers. Carefully, it will break easily.

Vivitar... | Answered on May 14, 2014

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