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04-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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film speed on a k1000

the film speed portion of my shutter speed knob on my k1000 spins even when i am not pulling it up and makes it hard to adjust shutter speed... any ideas or tips on fixing it

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Hi Bradley,
Welcome to the Pentax Forums. You generally don't need to post the same question multiple times on this forum. Help is usually very quick in coming.

I don't have a K1000 at hand, but I would suspect that something is broken inside. The standard answer on this site is "send it to Eric". Eric Hendricson is an excellent Pentax repairman and highly recommended by me (Link to Pentaxs.com). If you have a local camera repair, you might want to see what they would charge to fix. Either way, you are probably looking at about $40-70 USD.

Another alternative would be to get a parts body, some basic tools, and a magnifying lamp and attempt the repair yourself. The cost would be about the same unless you already own the tools (miniature screwdrivers and spanners). FWIW, the cross-head screws used in Japanese cameras are not Philips head. Use a Philips driver at your own peril. Here is a link to a K1000 service manual:

http://pentax-manuals.com/markroberts/k1000_man.pdf

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Good news...I reviewed the repair manual (link above) and removal of the shutter speed dial is pretty simple, though you will need a small spanner wrench (Spanner Wrenchs/Lens Tools ) for inspection.


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If you want to get shooting quickly and are and Iphone user. I've tested "Pocket Meter" for Iphone and it is "dead on" accurate at least with my phone. I tested it against several meters that were capable of 1/3 stop and 1/2 accuracy and it came out perfect. I use the iphone meter for my unmetered medium format cameras. This will allow you to "forget" about your cameras ISO dial for a while and dial in the ISO on the "pocket meter" and obtain a reading. Be aware, I am also an occasional android user and since the Android OS is used with a wide variety of equipment the meter apps for it are not as reliable unless you get them calibrated. This may be an temporary option until you get your camera fixed or it may not relate to you at all. Good luck anyway.
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If you want to get shooting quickly and are and Iphone user. I've tested "Pocket Meter" for Iphone and it is "dead on" accurate at least with my phone. I tested it against several meters that were capable of 1/3 stop and 1/2 accuracy and it came out perfect. I use the iphone meter for my unmetered medium format cameras. This will allow you to "forget" about your cameras ISO dial for a while and dial in the ISO on the "pocket meter" and obtain a reading. Be aware, I am also an occasional android user and since the Android OS is used with a wide variety of equipment the meter apps for it are not as reliable unless you get them calibrated. This may be an temporary option until you get your camera fixed or it may not relate to you at all. Good luck anyway.
The OP's issue is that he cannot change shutter speed. The dial just spins.


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04-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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Yup, read too fast and didn't engage brain. Sorry

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