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Getting my LX's going again --

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:26 am
by pentaxpete
Both of my LX's suffer from the infamous 'Sticky Mirror Syndrome' which I can live with but also intermittent exposure problems -- then I read on www.pentaxforums.com ( Mostly YANKS ! ) that if you do the same as on the ME Super ie Rotate the exposure compensation and ASA dials back and forth many times it cleans the contacts underneath which I DID and found the exposures now agree with a Weston Master V and test B&W film came out well !

Getting my LX's going again --

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:05 am
by pentaxpete
i have two ASAHI PENTAX LX cameras, one bought 1987 the other was a Free Gift from Asahi Pentax ( LONG STORY ----) but BOTH have the Dreaded 'LX Sticky Mirror Syndrome' -- I had a look and there are very small mirror 'rests' , slightly different from the 1987 model to the later model --- can I put some rubbing alcohol on them or Lighter Fuel ( BUTANE' ? I got the 'Exposure Problems' solved by rotating the Exposure Compensation and ASA dials back and forth as you do on the ME Super to clean the contacts underneath so both agree with my Weston Master V now but its the blasted 'hesitation' before the mirror goes up driving me mad !

Getting my LX's going again --

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:51 pm
by pentaxpete
The 1987 LX has now suffered a Shutter Blind fault -- it became slightly un-capped and now I cannot complete a wind and shutter is halfway across !