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11-07-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
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i recently acquired a pentax sp1000 - i would like to know if it requires a battery to operate as the winder does not move. if it is a problem iks ther an easy fix regards ross

11-07-2010, 08:45 AM   #2
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The SP1000 requires a battery for the light meter to work, but film winding and the shutter is all mechanical and should wind and fire without a battery inserted.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-m42-screwmount-camera-reviews/1148...ax-sp1000.html

Eric is a master of Pentax camera repairs, but it could of course be cost prohibitive to ship the camera from Australia:

http://www.pentaxs.com/
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i notice that there is a button at the bottom of the camera when i press it i able to move the lever and take a shot but it seems to be a timing feature as there is what seems to be a delay in the shutter completing closing.?
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i never thought to check if there was film in it i removed it and it works - except that the problem withe shutter delay still exists regards ross

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i have now worked that out too - just goes to show that i am not as dumb as i think i are......lol thanks or your input
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