Pentax 67 meter on/off switch

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by joe_schriefer, Aug 17, 1997.

  1. I recently purchased a used P67 after renting 67's for a year of so. My "problem" is the on/off switch for the internal meter. On the rental camera the meter had a switch that needed to be "flicked" to the "On" position after each frame was exposed - in other words, the meter turned off automaticaly after each shot. The used 67 I bought has a switch that if either "On" or "Off" - the meter draws power all the time until turned off. Does anyone know if this switch can be replaced with the type turns off automatically? Thanks...joe
     
  2. Hello Joe,

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    Just read your meter question. I also, just purchased a new P67,
    and although the manual is not specific, the instruction booklet
    that came with the TTL metering prism is. The on/off switch works
    when flicked on, and will stay on for 30 seconds then shuts off.
    To save battery power, it says to move back to the off position
    when done metering.

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    I have used it both ways, a quick on and off to ck settings, and
    then sometimes it helps to let in stay on the 30 seconds if you
    want to guage the light in a changing environment (like sunset).

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    Have shot over 10 rolls, some long exposures (5 min) and still
    on original battery.

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    Hope this answers your question.

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    Sincerely,

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    Phil Lau
     

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