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06-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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learning how to use pentax 645

Hello Adam,
This is my first message. I am learning how to use a pentax 645. I purchased a used body that powers up when batteries are installed. I also have downloaded a manual
and it indicates that in manual mode a specific F stop should be visible either through the viewfinder or on the led on top; I can't get one to appear. The shutter fires and
I get these led indicators; m1000, 125; 60; and B--that's all. Is this correct or is there a disfunction in the led?

06-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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follow-up to my own beginner dilemma

Hello Adam,

Well- after reading every possible posting/manuql online--I decided to load a roll of spent/undesirable 220 film into the 645. Low and behold--all functions suddenly appeared in the viewfnder as correct in the manual mode. This tells me that it is unclear in the manual that these functions don't work without a roll of film loaded to actually test all led/viewfinder readings as fully working. Poor design but cmera whirs/clunks/rewinds/says ok/says -3/says+1!!!!!Thanks to all the answers received.
I will shoot a 120 roll and upload the best for viewing.
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