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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-06-2019, 04:00 PM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
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Thatís horrible he couldnít repair it. I honestly did not think the one I bought would even work. I simply took a chance. There were two motor drives for the K2 DMD and there was also a Winder II ME Drive in the case. So who knows, I may be on the look out for a ME. Canít test the drive w/o the camera ��.

What did you do with your K2 DMD, motor drive and grip?

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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-06-2019, 02:41 PM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
When I bought it there were two motor drives, no vertical battery grip. And there was a Winder II for an ME. I’m a newbie on the forum. Will I receive email notification of a PM?

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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-06-2019, 12:58 PM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Yes this is very much true. Itís not a make or break item for me. I simply have been looking to even see if a battery grip by itself exists. Luckily, the camera works without the less than stellar motor drive. 😉
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-06-2019, 05:07 AM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
I def plan to get a CLA. Itís been in storage unused for decades. There is some felt missing from the front of the mirror so that needs to be replaced during the CLA. Thanks to the video posted, I could get it to move. I try your suggestion as well. Thank you!

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Does anyone have the motor drive and battery? The camera had two motor drives but no battery pack or battery grip. I know that will be difficult to find. As Iím a newbie to the forum, would this be a ďwantedĒ item I could post in the Sale/Trade section? Iím not exactly sure which battery part I should be searching for.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-05-2019, 07:34 PM  
Fish-Eye 1:4/17 filter issues
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Using a toothpick and a wee bit of gentle effort, I was able to get it to rotate. I feel silly thinking the tiny lens hood would cause the filters to rotate. Thanks so much for your help!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 07:23 PM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Ok in the manual itís called an index button(?). Yes, that moves easily. The video you posted was most helpful! 👍 Following your video instructions, I can move the ASA ring but it does not move as easily/freely as the other. I know the ASA is usually ďstiffĒ per my research. I guess I was able to move it just a bit prior but I was thinking I had to release the button for the ASA ring to move. So that answers my question of why I could only get it to move a tiny bit then stop.

Next question I have for you regarding both rings...when I change the index setting or EV comp, (after the ASA has been set), the ASA ring is supposed to rotate with the other but holds the ASA setting, correct? Iím asking to make sure both rings are working correctly. This is totally new for me.

Thank you Murrelet for all of your help.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 11:14 AM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Thanks. Where is the EV comp? Iím not finding it in the manual. I donít want to try to work it too much. My fear is the man I bought it from broke it trying to figure out how to operate the camera years ago. Would explain why he just kept it stored for so long.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-05-2019, 05:45 AM  
Fish-Eye 1:4/17 filter issues
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 3
Views: 455
ok I’ll try it again, thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-04-2019, 07:32 PM  
Fish-Eye 1:4/17 filter issues
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 3
Views: 455
I purchased a K2 DMD Friday night that had a first edition SMC Pentax Fish-Eye 1:4/17 mounted on it. Both camera and lens look to be in excellent condition just from outward appearance. I took the lens off and have tried to rotate the filters but the little lens hood appears to be stuck. I have not found info on how to rotate it.

Any advice?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-04-2019, 07:19 PM  
K2 DMD - Could not believe it!
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Thursday night, I thought I was dreaming when I found a listing in a “For Sale” app on my phone for a Pentax K2 DMD, several lenses, several grips, and a case. If, like the majority of K2 DMD cameras, it was non-repairable, I could sell it as “For Parts Only/As Is”. I agreed to meet him Friday evening. The man was very apologetic in explaining that it took him forever to figure out how to find and install fresh batteries as he gave me the heavy aluminum case to open (he had bought and installed a pair prior to posting it for sale).

“Ma’am, I don’t know nothing about the camera so I can’t tell you anything about it. I never could get it to work. Somebody just gave it to me years ago; I have no use for it so I thought I might could sell it. If you want it, it’s yours. If you don’t, that’s ok. Maybe someone else will want it. It’s just been sitting in the case in a closet for years.” Upon opening the case, there sat, by outward appearance, a near mint condition Pentax K2 DMD with a grip on it. When I picked it up and took off the lens cap, I could not believe that I was looking at a first edition SMC Pentax Fish-Eye 1:4/17 lens mounted on the camera! I literally started shaking inside; I was speechless! Both looked pristine.

I hastily glanced at the other lenses, a Sigma Zoom K III 1:3.5~4.5 75~210mm and a Sigma Zoom 1:3.5~4.5 28~80mm lens (in a hard case). All 3 lenses looked to be in excellent condition. I closed the case and asked if he was sure about his price. “Yes ma’am, for a camera that doesn’t work, I am sure. Unless you think it should be less?” I handed the man his posted $50 cash price.

Everything seems to work fine except for the rotating the ASA ring, so hopefully a good CLA will take care of that issue. I cannot get it to move past 100 to 125; the index ring moves freely and when it moves, the ASA ring moves as a whole.
Or I am still not understanding the directions from the K2 manual on how to rotate it. I have tried to search for info but not much is avail.

Any advice would be appreciated.

There is one issue with the fish eye lens that I hope a cleaning will correct. I cannot rotate the built in filters. I have not been able to find info on how to rotate the little lens hood to use the filters by doing a quick search. I will post that question in the lens section of the forum.

There were a total of three motor drives in the case; no battery grip for the K2 DMD motor drives. One was attached to the camera itself. There was a second motor drive for the K2 DMD, as well as, a Pentax Winder ME II (requires AA batteries). If I never find the battery grip, I will honestly not be distraught.

If you know of just a battery grip available, please let me know.


Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-29-2018, 11:29 AM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Nothing to lose. Iíll try more force. Thanks

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Oh ok, not in my tool box currently but Iíll see if another friend has a set. Thank you

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As far as I can tell, the internal parts are working very well. Pic taken with other lenses are looking normal.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-27-2018, 09:10 AM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
True! I do have a jewelerís set of screwdrivers. At this point, I guess I could try to see if I can get the barrel realigned. Then if it works, take some test shots to check for lens damage. I really have nothing to lose with the lens at this point do I?
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-27-2018, 09:08 AM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
More than likely Iím going to just replace it when I factor in shipping for a repair.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-27-2018, 09:06 AM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Even tho itís a kit lens, my stomach churned watching it hit before I could catch it.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-27-2018, 09:04 AM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
I moved 25 feet away from the original location which sloped backward. The new area sloped forward so when I set the tripod down, I let go to adjust the leg to compensate for the change in the degree of slope and over it went. It just seemed easier to adjust the leg rather than rotate the camera. Lesson learned.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-26-2018, 06:24 PM  
Tripod fell over, lens jammed
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
The kit lens (18-50mm DC WR RE) that came with my KS-2 suffered when I was relocating my tripod from a slope to another position on my driveway that slopes opposite of the first. I set the tripod down and like a dummy, let go of it to readjust the legs for the new sloped area. The tripod promptly went straight over being off balanced and it landed hard directly on the lens.

The barrel is jammed at an angle and wonít turn. I had a polarizing lens on so itís scruffed up from hitting the driveway so hard but the actual front of my lens is undamaged.

I do not hear anything rattling nor broken if I gently shake the lens. I tried very gently to see if I could pull the jammed part of the barrel out but no luck.

I know this is a cheap lens comparatively but would it even be worth taking it to a camera repair shop?

Itís my favorite lens to photograph my acrylic paintings that I sell.

Before I drive an hour to the camera store to have it looked at, I thought Iíd run this but the forum.

Common sense is telling me Iíd probably spend as much in repairing as I would just buying a whole new lens.

Thoughts anyone?

PS: I only had my iphone to shoot the condition of the lens to post here.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 07-26-2018, 05:21 PM  
Hi from Dallas GA
Posted By Phyllis
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Iím not a professional photographer by any means but I have always used Pentax cameras since college in the early Ď80s. I have a KS-2 that I use to photograph my artwork for posting on my website and for use in setting up print files of my artwork. Iíve read this forum off and on prior for reviews and insight.
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