Help with my new MX!

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by mallard, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. mallard

    mallard TPF Noob!

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    Well, it isnt new....but I just bought it off ebay. I got a Pentax MX with a 50mm 1.4 lens and the only imperfections are a little ding on the pentaprism and......the self timer doesnt work. I pulled it back and could hear the clicking and let the shutter go and it didnt time down. Pulled it back a bit further with same result.

    Is there anything I can do myself to try to fix this? If that isnt recommended then what would be a recommended shop to send it to? I dont mind having it fixed....i dont hold it against the ebay seller, he listed the auction fairly generally and if it was important I should have asked.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Most lenses and cameras in my collection that have been through either a repair or CLA went through essexcamera.com. They are quick (typically two weeks), fair priced, been around for a while, and very versed in a variety of cameras. For me (in New Jersey), they are local to my work so convenience was a plus. Be prepared for a language barrier if/when you call... email responses are a bit slow. They are an old-fashioned shop with a few workbenches and senior friendly chinese repair technicians.
     
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    thanks for the recommendation! timer isnt necessary but when im trying to maximize image quality its just another tool to help avoid shake
     
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    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    psst....cable release
     

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