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05-18-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Pentax 6x7 locking up frequently around photo 5?

Bought a used Pentax 6x7 last week. Did a dev roll and everything seemed fine , but shooting this weekend it keeps locking up halfway through the film. Pressing the mirror release button and forwarding the film works, but is wasting 2-3 shots per roll. Iíve tried changing the battery but nothing changed. Any ideas? Thanks in advance !

05-19-2019, 11:52 PM   #2
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Try cleaning the battery contacts. Make sure the battery that you are using is fresh. If you are just using a volt meter, know that a battery that measures exactly 6 volts is on the low side of okay. A fresh battery will be more like 6.5 volts. When the camera starts using the battery, the voltage will drop. Low batteries will work for a few shots and then the voltage will drop and the camera won't work. If you let it sit for a while you can get a few more pictures and it will stop again. If the other battery you are using is a spare that came with the camera, buy a new battery.

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