Question about Pentax Photography
Searching for weeks, can't find a manual release cable. Anyone know where I could find one? Maybe other camera cables are compatible with the ksx? T
Sorry my friend, but the HTsi model lacks facility for a cable release. Use the self timer on a tripod instead to eliminate camera shake
Here's the link to a user guide if you don't already have one:
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
There are actually two capacitors, one on the bottom of the camera, the other on top, just beneath the film speed selector. these are both 220uF, 4V electrolytics. they can be successfully replaced with 220V 6.3 volt capacitors (tantalums are best), provided the size is essentially the same. Just make sure you install the capacitors the same way, as incorrect polarity will cause the caps to fail. check out http://www.twid.de/x700/disas.html for detailed instructions.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Take one of the cable releases and press the thumb pad and extend the release probe. Lock the release in the fully extended position. Try inserting the probe into the shutter release hole and see if it works. If not then try using a thick needle from the head end and see if the release actually works on the camera. If it does then measure the depth that the needle goes to in order to work the shutter and compare to the exposed length of the release cable. You may find that it is not long enough although I would have thought unlikely.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Sorry, but your camera is beyond economic repair. Fujica X-mount models were never popular and spare parts and lenses are nearly as rare as fresh **** ****. Your camera has far exceeded its original design lifespan so either a part in the shutter release assembly or the shutter assembly itself has failed, or even more likely the period of disuse simply allowed internal lubricant films to dry out and gum up the works. Professional repairs are not an option, but you can try to dismantle your camera to clean out and replace all internal lubricants. Even if your camera worked perfectly it would still have virtually no resale value so you have nothing to lose and valuable experience to gain even if you fail. The model is so scarce that you will have great difficulty finding any online repair manuals or diagrams. If your repairs fail then the good news is that there are millions of unused and unwanted 35mm SLR cameras and lenses to be had. Almost all of mine have been obtained for free just by asking family, friends and co-workers or by keeping an eye out on my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups.
Posted on Sep 24, 2011
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