Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-17-2011, 06:08 AM   #31
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,213
QuoteOriginally posted by Erickcgm Quote
Today i took photos with my sv but something happened... this was the first time i use the sv to take photo, after about 20 shots the mirror didn't return, view finder got dark, and i could only wind the film and take another shot without finding view, then it came back again... this happened several times and when i got back home it seems normal again.. what happened? btw, it was with a super multi coated 35/2...
It could be a sticky mirror bumper or the mechanism needs adjusted. We call a basic cleaning, light seal replacementm mirror bumper replacement, calibration and lubrication a CLA. Many of us send our gear to Eric Hendrickson who was a Honeywell trained tech on Pentax gear. Its ~ $65 for all those things.

Edit: I see you are in Singapore. There are several active Pentax people there. Perhaps they could suggest someone like Eric there. Frank and Creampuff are 2 of them.

09-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #32
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
Yes, mirror sticking to the foam at the top of the box, most likely. You can try a gentle shake or tap when it happens.
09-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #33
New Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wilts
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5
I have the same problem at the start of the thread with a silver 1950s CZJ Tessar 50mm F2.8. Once properly screwed into a Spotmatic, SPII or even a Praktica super TL, the tab that comes forward for the auto function on M42 lenses fouls the rear of the lens. The shoulder of the lens sits proud of the screw threads - anybody's guess why. The lens was designed for pre-auto Prakticas. With a PK adaptor, the lens also fouls the mirror on the MX (ouch!) - possibly because it is a good big mirror. The only camera I have been able to mount the lens to successfully is a P30. Rather an incongruous match, but worth it for the pics.
09-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #34
Senior Member
RBullCZ's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Photos: Albums
Posts: 139
I have the Biotar 50/2 back from cleaning so I could finally test it on K2 body. It works fine, just like the Tessar 50/2.8

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, lens, m42, pentax, spotmatic, sv, zeiss, zeiss lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shootout: FA31 Limited vs. Contax-Zeiss 28mm f2.8 Is the Zeiss the Limited's Peer? les3547 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 51 08-19-2011 05:29 AM
Why there is no Zeiss K-mount lens in lens database henryjing Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 05-18-2010 01:39 AM
M42 zeiss lens doesn't fit spotmatic Rideperfect Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 03-04-2010 05:07 PM
Spotmatic 2 and Zeiss lens cougar14 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 0 11-05-2009 12:53 PM
For Sale - Sold: CLA'd Spotmatic F; SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and Carl Zeiss Jena 35mm f/2.4 lense Nick Siebers Sold Items 13 10-27-2009 11:30 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:03 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top