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03-03-2021, 10:36 AM   #1
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Pentax Z-1 : shooting without film ?

Hello,

I recently bought a pentax Z-1 "as is".
With a new battery, a lens (28-70mm f/2.8 Sigma), but no film inside, the lcd display works, and is able to get the information from the lens (auto, etc.).
There is no other working feature : no auto-focus, no information in the viewfinder, no shoot, etc.

I am not very confident, but a possibility is that the camera cannot shoot without film. Could anyone give me information about it ?
I Had a MZ-5N years ago (with the mentionned lens), i'm pretty sure it shooted without film.

Thanks !

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If you open the back door, then close it again, does it try to wind?

It should make a bit of noise as it tries to load film. If not, thereís your problem...

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03-03-2021, 02:23 PM   #3
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Here is a link to a copy of the Z-1/PZ-1 camera manual:

https://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_pz-1.pdf

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QuoteOriginally posted by cgyed Quote
Hello,

I recently bought a pentax Z-1 "as is".
With a new battery, a lens (28-70mm f/2.8 Sigma), but no film inside, the lcd display works, and is able to get the information from the lens (auto, etc.).
There is no other working feature : no auto-focus, no information in the viewfinder, no shoot, etc.

I am not very confident, but a possibility is that the camera cannot shoot without film. Could anyone give me information about it ?
I Had a MZ-5N years ago (with the mentionned lens), i'm pretty sure it shooted without film.

Thanks !
My PZ1 can focus (I think) without metering, itís been a while since I used it

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I have a PZ1p (Z1p) and everything (including metering, AF, shutter) works.
03-03-2021, 11:38 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ausable Quote
I have a PZ1p (Z1p) and everything (including metering, AF, shutter) works.
Ditto
03-06-2021, 02:09 PM   #7
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Yes it should normally work without film, but check the mode dial, make sure it's not at the PF_ setting ..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ausable Quote
I have a PZ1p (Z1p) and everything (including metering, AF, shutter) works.
Ditto here too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
Ditto here too.
Thanks for all the information.
It confirms that this Z1 has a serious trouble.
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