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09-20-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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Pentax 67 problems (please help)

Hi I just got a used 67 body today for $120. I purchased everything else separately.

The left bottom lever doesn't go in all the way. It's stuck down. Won't turn like the other side turns.

Is this a deal breaker? Is something like this fixable? Looks like it was dropped but idk. I'm pretty lost. Never owned one of these before.

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09-20-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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Thanks! How would I get in contact with them? I tried a pm but it says the user doesn't exist. 😔
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I'm guessing that there is an empty film spool inside? If the spool isn't in correctly, it won't allow the pin to lock.
Also, I could be wrong but I think it is not uncommon for the plastic trim on the bottom/back to crack.
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Awesome! That's exactly what it was. The spool was in there crooked so it wouldn't close. Damn and to think that's why I got the body so cheap! 😊

I've loaded film now and gone through a roll. Everything seems in good order but I guess I'll know more when I develop the film.

Now I just need to find a metered prism. I used an iPhone app as a meter 🙁
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Now I just need to find a metered prism. I used an iPhone app as a meter 🙁
I'd save your money and just stick with the phone app.
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Do you mean because it's ineffective or inaccurate, or because of the cost?

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Do you mean because it's ineffective or inaccurate, or because of the cost?
Because the cost and it's not necessary. You can get by with the phone app and in the long run you will learn more about reading light.
My 67 came with an unmetered prism, so I bought an external meter. That was 8 years ago. Now I have (and shoot) nearly 20 cameras without meters and I haven't used the external meter in years.
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That would be nice to not rely on a meter at all. lm pretty good at changing settings first try but that's AFTER an initial reading from the camera.

Street photography is pretty hard for me without the meter so far. Guessing makes me nervous I'll miss those cool shots you only get one chance at. But that's what makes it so fun to do with this camera, and so rewarding if I get it right.
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