VIVITAR V3800N FILM ADVANCE LEVER STUCK

Your name or email address: Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. Best lenses compatible with a Pentax K1? I once had an old Minolta SRT that locked up solid. What should a beginner filmmaker on a budget buy? One of the rings on the lens the one featuring the distances in focus when at certain f-stops has gotten loose on mine. How do you read si m card in cannon camera? I believe you need to open and shut the back of the camera to reset it.

Second option Press the film release button that you press to wind the film. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Im using a nikon vivitar vn for school and everything is ok. I put in the batteries and followed the instructions to test it out. Jul 04, Photography. If the camera fails to operate even if you are doing everything correctly, have it serviced by a qualified technician. Spend a few extra dollars for a camera that will last. Film loading with this camera is ridiculously simple.

I have had it happen that the film sprocket holes had striped out causing the advance sprocket to get out of sync with the vivitad making it ride up onto the filn between sprockets and creating a jam. I just bought a Vivitar EN. It only goes half way. If the camera fails to operate even if you are doing everything correctly, have it serviced by a qualified technician. If you like tinkering and the camera isn’t one you’d miss if you couldn’t fix it, then you could always give it a shot yourself.

More Print this page Share this page. Ok, im from the old school where the woman does not work, i keep the home very clean and he gets 3 meals a day. This camera takes lenses in Pentax K-mount, yours may have either a 50mm f1.

My Film Advance Lever is Stuck! I am a Beginner! Please HELP!

His camera is not actually jammed, just showing how to fix a jam. I once loaded a number of rolls of film under stress, during a model shoot and in my haste, improperly loaded one roll, took 14 pictures before the problem appeared. I changed the batteries twice levfr nothing happened! As John Henry mentioned, just move the dial to M90 to flip the mirror back down. You definitely get what you pay for.

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Thanks for all the help! The shutter release button isnt going in, but the film advance button can still move, and can keep moving without pushing the shutter release button.

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Are you sure you want to delete this answer? With those that came brand new, only half of them worked and the other half had a faulty light meter or broken shutter right out of the box.

If any of those parts break or become unaligned, or if some foreign matter like dust or dirt gets into them, the same thing happens.

Vivitag Jammed – Won’t Advance Sometimes the film will jam in the stuc, or in rare instances, isn’t actually as long as it’s supposed to be and can reach the end of the roll before the camera indicates it has. Good luck in finding a camera repairman.

If the shutter still is jammed either have the camera fixed or buy a new one. Tip, next time watch your film counter and rewind the film when you hit either 24 or I can’t seem to edit the second photo I posted to this response, but the FE you have is clearly missing some parts compared to the YouTube video link I posted. You can even just open the film door and start over.

There may be no option to even fix your camera unless you find a similar model for parts and send that along to the levee shop. Rodeo Joe I did push that with no change. How do you read si m card in cannon camera? The max point reward for answering a question is Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more.

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Lever has never finished the aborted rotation that started the problem.

Submit your photo Hall of fame. Again, if you feel comfortable doing it yourself and it’s not an expensive collector’s model, you can try to repair it yourself.

My first camera ever. It was months old at the time. After that, I fiddled around with the lenses. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

As I said, I stkck use it for display so I don’t know if it affected the shutter speeds, etc.

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Vivitar v3800n problem?

Use thin white lithium grease or an oil or grease used by clock repair shops and apply it with a toothpick as you don’t need much. Sign up using Email and Password. Most advanfe cameras are getting on in years and will just naturally begin to break down over time.

Have you tried calling them? Maybe you can discern the problem in the dark.

It works perfectly fine. One of the rings on the lens the one featuring the distances in focus when at certain f-stops has gotten loose on mine. How do you advance your film on a Vivitar VN camera? All shutter speeds seem to be accurate. Your answer needs to include more details to help people. This worked for me once with a Nikon N There is no such thing as a Nikon Vivitar! I’d take it to a camera shop that has a dark room or changing bag.

I’ve had no issues with the light meter, which is surprising. Posted on Sep 17, I’ll just post another response with the photo of your camera and a comparison of a screen shot from the YouTube video