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#1 Kaspar Kamu

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

Hello,

So I recently followed the trend and got myself a K-3 and some film stock to practice with before starting to shoot. Anyway; after loading I'd run it at 24fps and the camera would jam after a few seconds, the "pressure plate" would slide down and I'd readjust it after which the camera would run again for a few seconds before jamming again.

Last time I noticed that the film got stuck in the cog wheel and I had to pull it by force to get it out. The film would break and a fragment of film would get stuck in the wheel and I'd have to spend about 20 mins trying to get it out with a needle... What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions on how I can avoid this?

I apologize if this has previously been asked, I couldn't find this specific problem in the forum.

Thanks in advance,

Kaspar
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#2 Kaspar Kamu

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

Oh, and probably worth pointing out that there are visible, frequent scratches along and slightly below the perf.
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#3 Gautam Valluri

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

Do you have loop formers on your K3? I took mine out because they scratched film while it was transporting through. Have a look at this page, it has a great video on how to take out the loop formers:

 

http://www.k3camera....disassembly.php

 

Hope this helps!


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#4 David C Connolly

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:07 AM

I sent my K3 to Super16inc.com.  Bernie is great and prices are competitive. I had a tune up, loop formers removed and upgraded to Ultra 16mm.  I also had Bernie clean my lenses with his Laser bright service.  What a difference.

 

 

Hope this helps and happy shooting,

 

David


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