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03-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Camera Body Caps

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Up for auction is a body cap for Pentax K camera bodies. This is a new cap unused. Use this cap on all Pentax K camera bodies such as K1000, ME, ME Super, LX, MX, A3000, Super Program, Program Plus, MV, and other great Pentax K mount camera bodies
so I buy a few.
the cap doesn't fit my P3n. Can someone tell me why?
Is it because the P3n has a thing-a-ma-jig sticking out from the body mount?
Is this "thing"common on all SLR's?

Not only does the P3n body have a thingy so does the "A" lens. Not sure if the two have a relationship.

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03-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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I can start with a photo of a working undamaged P3n and a body cap that fits on it:



There are a couple of thingy-like parts in the mount. On the left, inside of and below the red dot, there's a lever that moves the aperture lever of the lens. Every K-mount camera has that, so it would be unusual for a body cap to not be able wo work around it. On the upper right, there's a spring loaded tab that's on most K-mount cameras up until the late 1990s, and missing from the DSLRs. Neither one should interfere with a body cap, which really should have tabs just like a K-mount lens.

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03-06-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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Make sure you put it in right.
Its configuration is like the lens that it has a certain "right side-up" feature.
It should also have the marking "dot" that you should line up with the camera body mounting dot to make sure it would mount in much like you mount in a regular K-mount lens.
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