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04-08-2010, 07:28 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax PZ-10

Hi,

Built from 1991 to 1995, the PZ-10 was likely the first power zoom SLR. It was intended to be a simple to use camera with plenty of automation.

I got two untested "as-is" PZ-10 bodies for the astronomical sum of $1
I inspected them and this is what I found:

Camera #1:

Broken LCD glass cover. Other than that everything seems to work properly including the flash, advance, LCD etc.



Camera #2:


Looks a bit cleaner. Scratched LCD glass but not broken. Missing battery door. Testing revealed a stuck shutter curtain.

So I removed both LCD glass covers, polished the scratched one and installed in the working body. A good clean up and...
Ready for the world!









Unfortunately, I don't have any power zoom or FA AF lenses to try, but I tested it with a trusty old A 50mm f2 and everything works!



Camera # 2 will probably be used as a Guinea pig to practice camera repairs.

Thanks,

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Well, how fun is that? Good job!
04-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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This morning, i bought this cam
But i have a question
I can't press easily to +/- button
My fingernails are short, ok, but is it normal for this cam?
04-21-2010, 01:27 AM   #4
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Hi,

I'm' out of town now but I don't recall any difficulty pressing the buttons. I'll check again when I get back next week.

Thanks,

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