Pentax Espio 105S 35mm Film Camera - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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E 97

Internal problem with the lens mechanism. Probably expensive to fix
8/8/2017 11:00:29 AM • Pentax Espio... • Answered on Aug 08, 2017 • 966 views
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Pentax ESPIO738G Error code H1 H2

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea
11/22/2010 12:41:15 AM • Pentax Espio... • Answered on Nov 22, 2010 • 5,228 views
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I have a pentaz zoom105-R and I have an error code

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea
9/27/2010 5:29:24 PM • Pentax Espio... • Answered on Sep 27, 2010 • 120 views
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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 • 217 views
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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 • 525 views
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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 • 276 views
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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 • 752 views
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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 • 884 views
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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 • 313 views
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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 • 196 views
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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 • 107 views
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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 • 1,102 views
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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 • 833 views
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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 • 112 views
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Nikon d40x exposure problem

I assume that this is a film camera that has light meter.It could be that the camera is set to a different film sensitivity than the actual film.For example, the film is 400 ASA but the camera is set to 100 ASA.The sensitivity rating of the film is written on the film box and on the film cartridge. Make sure you set the film ASA number on the camera too.
10/23/2013 2:30:37 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Oct 23, 2013 • 81 views
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Where to find manual shutter release?

Try Adorama and B&H.
4/14/2012 3:55:28 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Apr 14, 2012 • 100 views
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Need to find manual for Pentax Espio 120 Mi

The Espio 120mi was called the IQ-Zoom 120mi in some parts of the world. You may download a copy of the IQ-Zoom 120mi manual here.
4/4/2012 5:41:37 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Apr 04, 2012 • 270 views
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New batteries for sf7 camera

The SF7 uses a 2CR5 or equivalent battery. If you can't find one at a local electronics store, you may order it online here.
2/17/2012 11:15:09 PM • Pentax... • Answered on Feb 17, 2012 • 70 views
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Recently after putting the film in and taking pics

Probably.  Most cameras give you a mark to which you pul out the film leader.  
If your cam is one of the power load/wind/rewind models then you must pull the leader right up to the mark
If is one of the older ones with an advance lever, then you can watch the rewind crank to see if it revolves when you wind on.  If it does not, then you have not engaged the film in the take-up spool properly.
10/8/2011 4:08:10 AM • Pentax... • Answered on Oct 08, 2011 • 282 views
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What does the E mean

If you go to http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/ you can find the manual for your camera. From my experience the E on a Pentax camera means the film isn't loaded properly. Hope this helps.
5/11/2011 7:09:19 PM • Pentax... • Answered on May 11, 2011 • 627 views
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