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07-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Pentax MX Rapid-Wind Lever Sticking Partway Through Rolls

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Today my Pentax MX rapid-wind lever began sticking (about a third of the way through a full cock) partway through 2 rolls of film - at about the 25th frame. When it sticks, I can get it going by depressing the film rewind button to cock it all the way. I can then fire off a shot, but when I attempt to cock it again (film rewind button now back to its default position) the rapid-wind lever locks up again. Without film loaded the camera cocks and fires at all speeds without a hitch. Has now happened partway through 2 rolls of film, which I decided to rewind into the canister in order to test the camera - works fine with no film in it. Thoughts?


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07-11-2019, 08:05 PM   #2
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Welcome. It seems you are coming to the end of the film. Have you checked the counter? It may not be recording each shot.
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Are you using 24 or 36 exposure rolls ?
07-14-2019, 01:39 AM   #4
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36 exposure rolls. Happened with 2 rolls back to back. I will try a third and see how it goes.


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