K-mount problems

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I recently aquired a Sears KSX from a yard sale for $10.  I thought it was a steal considering that it came with two lenses (80-200mm f/4 and a 50mm f1.8)  that have never been used. 

The problem that I've run into is this; the shutter occasionally sticks.   The only way I've found to get it to trip is to open up the back of the camera and physically touch the shutter blades.  I've tried to disassemble it, but even that was above my level of technical training.

I want to keep the lenses so I'm looking to invest in a reliable Pentax/Rioch (or any k-mount).  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks and love listening to the podcast

Robcjr

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Take a look at KEH, they have

Take a look at KEH, they have a wide selection of K-Mount bodies. The Pentax K1000 is a fantastic camera, also the ME and ME Super.

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Rob, Could you clarify...

"The problem that I've run into is this; the shutter occasionally sticks."

You mean the shutter as in the camera body and the curtain is sticking or you mean the aperture of the lens and it is sluggish due to something like oil on the blades?

Also, bring your question to the Pentaxforums.com or the a flickr group as well.

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The shutter in the body sticks.  I can open the back of the camera and trip the shutter (when it sticks) by touching the curtain.

I'll take the question to pentaxforums.  I think it needs a little CLA, but I've purchased a ME Super since I posted the question.  It would be nice to get the KSX up and running.

Thanks.

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