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08-13-2021, 05:18 PM   #1

Spotmatic Film camera

Hi I have just taken my camera out of storage after ten years, changed the battery but there is a compete black out through the view finder, yes the lens cap is off, complete black out, have put switch up but nothing, any ideas.

08-13-2021, 06:11 PM   #2
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Most likely the mirror is stuck in the up position. A common issue after long term storage due to dried lubrication. It most likely needs service.

08-18-2021, 04:12 PM   #3
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Take off the lens and check the mirror. Strange that it had been stored in up position after you last fired the shutter and did not return to the down position.

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