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Mint MZ5 15 rolls gone through it

Daronl
Posted 29/05/2023 - 22:20 Link
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Jonathan-Mac
Posted 30/05/2023 - 09:26 Link
I'll take it.

I don't suppose you know if it's had the dreaded plastic cog replaced with a metal one at any point?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
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Daronl
Posted 30/05/2023 - 22:32 Link
Not sure as it was really never used; I bought a K20D 5 weeks after I bought the MZ5 and it has been stored since (correctly).

If you do indeed want it give me your address and I'll get it over too you.

Drop me a PM 👍
Daronl
Edited by Daronl: 30/05/2023 - 22:35
Miles1010
Posted 30/05/2023 - 23:53 Link
A question for you both. Does the plastic cog issue prevent the film from being correctly advanced between frames? If so, thatís helpful information, as my MZ60 has started exhibiting this problem.
K1, K5, 24-70mm DFA, DA18-135mm, DA35mm, Sigma 50mm Macro DG, Sigma 120-400mm DG, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 31/05/2023 - 06:26 Link
Daronl wrote:
Not sure as it was really never used; I bought a K20D 5 weeks after I bought the MZ5 and it has been stored since (correctly).

If you do indeed want it give me your address and I'll get it over too you.

Drop me a PM 👍

PM sent.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 31/05/2023 - 06:26 Link
Miles1010 wrote:
A question for you both. Does the plastic cog issue prevent the film from being correctly advanced between frames? If so, thatís helpful information, as my MZ60 has started exhibiting this problem.

The plastic cog issue prevents the camera from working entirely - the whole mechanism seizes up.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Posted 31/05/2023 - 10:32 Link
I have had four cameras fail with the plastic cog issue all of which started showing symptoms before total failure - slow wind, slow mirror operation and the like, but the eventual outcome was inevitable.

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