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03-23-2010, 04:46 AM   #1
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I'm just an amateur photographer who received an ME Super from my father-in-law about 2 years ago. Although I have a Nikon D60, I really enjoy taking pictures with the ME Super and playing around with all of the different capabilities of both the camera and film combinations.

Unfortunately, the camera has developed a problem in that, out of a 24-exposure roll of film, I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 pictures. I sent the camera in for repair (to Precision Camera) and they said the problem could not be repaired due to the fact that the part needed was no longer available. So, I picked up another (ME Super) camera from eBay but it's mirror is stuck in the Up position. I don't want to leave film behind so I'm hoping to learn more about my camera(s) and get back to shooting pictures, rather than monkeying around with wonky shutters, mirrors, and other problems.

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QuoteOriginally posted by huxley75 Quote
I'm just an amateur photographer who received an ME Super from my father-in-law about 2 years ago. Although I have a Nikon D60, I really enjoy taking pictures with the ME Super and playing around with all of the different capabilities of both the camera and film combinations.

Unfortunately, the camera has developed a problem in that, out of a 24-exposure roll of film, I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 pictures. I sent the camera in for repair (to Precision Camera) and they said the problem could not be repaired due to the fact that the part needed was no longer available. So, I picked up another (ME Super) camera from eBay but it's mirror is stuck in the Up position. I don't want to leave film behind so I'm hoping to learn more about my camera(s) and get back to shooting pictures, rather than monkeying around with wonky shutters, mirrors, and other problems.
The mirror often gets stuck when the battery goes bad.
03-23-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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Not a bad battery...

I tried replacing the battery and the mirror is still stuck. I found a couple posts on the Interwebz saying I should try tripping the shutter/mirror with a cable release which I'm going to try when I get home from work tonight.

As far as the other camera which doesn't seem to be taking pictures correctly, I'm going to see what it does on 1/125 or Manual; maybe something is wonky with it (because it appears as though the shutter and mirror are working as expected although the film doesn't seem to get exposed correctly).
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Good luck solving your dilemma huxley. Welcome to the forums.

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