Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-08-2017, 08:43 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1
Geriatric 6x7

Greetings from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I recently acquired a Pentax 6x7 with a TTL meter, MLU, and Takumar 150mm f2.8 lens. I've run a couple of films through it, but with no acceptable results so far. The mirror is locking up, the MLU is no working consistently and there are problems with the film advance indicator, which does not lock in place and easily moves out of sinc. Also, I cannot arm the shutter without a film in the camera in either of the two ways recommended in the handbook. Externally, the camera is in good condition, and, yes, I've put in a new battery.

The mirror problem seems to be common with 6x7s. The magnet inside the right housing may need cleaning, though I am a little reluctant to attempt myself the dismantling necessary to get at it. I suspect there may be a connected mechanical problem with the film wind-on lever, takeup spool and film advance indicator.

Otherwise, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

Any advance, apart from junking the camera body and keeping the lens, gratefully received.

Cheers,

Jonathan.

04-09-2017, 12:19 AM   #2
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 39,688
Welcome to the forum, maybe it's time for a little TLC... on what is a fine piece of optical engineering.
04-09-2017, 12:23 AM   #3
pjv
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
pjv's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,913
Hi from Victoria, Australia Jonathan. Welcome to the Pentax forums. If you ask any medium format camera questions in the link below, you will be sure to get the answer you need. Good to have you here.


Pentax Medium Format - PentaxForums.com
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
6x7, advance, camera, film, indicator, lens, mirror, mlu, pentax 6x7
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax Medium Format Resources: 645 & 6x7 Cameras and Lenses, 645 & 6x7 Accessories Adam Pentax Medium Format 9 02-12-2017 03:38 AM
Pentax 6x7 and the Cotton Mill ColColt Pentax Medium Format 5 09-09-2015 03:43 PM
Hello Pentax 6X7 Friends neiltsubota Pentax Medium Format 4 07-06-2015 11:20 PM
People Geriatric photo Talete Post Your Photos! 0 06-03-2014 11:51 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 6x7 400mm f4 SMC Takumar & 6x7 to K mount adapter littledrawe Sold Items 8 04-30-2012 04:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:17 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top