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07-11-2016, 04:08 AM   #1
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Pentax mz 50 makes pictures without pulling the trigger

I got the old Pentax of my mother a few months ago, I took some pictures and everything went well, today I also took three pictures without any trouble, after I took the fourth the camera started suddenly to take pictures without stopping... When I switched it off the camera took another - the last - picture, after half an hour I switched it on again, while switching on it took a picture, then it focused automatically and took the next, again while switching off it took a picture...
All the buttons in the picture at the bottom trigger a picture.

Yesterday I put new batteries inside, so I guess it isn't their fault, but of course I took them out and in again.

It is quite warm (28C) could this be the reason?

Or may the film be too old (I think it expired in 2015)?

Until now I only used a DSLR and therefore have some respect in opening the camera.


07-11-2016, 08:03 AM   #2
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Film has no bearing on this. There is something wrong. If I had to guess I'd say the switch actuated by the shutter button was stuck.

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