20 Most Recent Pentax ESPIO 160 QD 35mm Film Camera Questions & Answers

The ESPIO 160 is called the IQZoom 160 in some parts of the world. You may download a copy of the IQZoom 160 manual here.

Pentax ESPIO 160... | Answered on Jun 01, 2012

If the 'H' disappears when the zoom lever is moved the camera is ready for use. If the 'H' appears often, it should be taken to the service.

Pentax ESPIO 160... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

You have yourself a camera with pedigree and it would be a shame not to put a few rolls of film through it before you decide whether to continue to use it, store it as a collectible or sell it on.

Using a manual film camera is interesting and rewarding and can be fun - it is an experience no one should miss. Like learning to drive, at first there seems too many things to think of but with the help of a little reading most people soon master the basics.

There is plenty of information online - see link below...


Have fun!

Pentax... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

Probably means the film has not loaded correctly.

Pentax... | Answered on Oct 26, 2018

Parlez Anglais, s'il vous plait.

Pentax... | Answered on Jan 27, 2018

Try replacing the battery, or else use a separate meter.

Pentax... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Who, exactly, are 'they' ? There are many models of Pentax SLR camera, both film and digital, and there is a different manual pertaining to the care and operation of each of these.

If you go to the Pentax Service Centre relevant to your place of residence, all the available manuals will probably be there. If the one that you require is not available, you may find it by doing a Google search for the make and model, followed by the word Manual.

Pentax... | Answered on Jan 24, 2017

Eric Hendrickson: http://www.pentaxs.com/index.html

Pentax... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

Contact Eric Hendrickson, the Pentax repair person: http://www.pentaxs.com/index.html

Pentax... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

Please, which camera model? Are we talking about the external flash or one built in? If it is built in the camera may think there is not enough light thus setting the flash to fire. That is what auto does, it takes all the decisions away from the camera operator.

Pentax... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

I think the 'o____' is intended as a pictorial representation of a roll of 35mm film, the 'E' signifying an error in loading it. Not used this particular Pentax model myself, but some of them have a slot in the take-up spool where the 'tongue' of the film should be inserted - is that the case with yours ?

Pentax... | Answered on Jan 05, 2016

It is designed to use 35 mm film DX coded from 25 through 5000.
Film can be slide film, B&W, and color negative film.

Pentax... | Answered on Jan 05, 2016

Yes, put the film in and it will work.

Best regards,

Pentax... | Answered on Oct 25, 2014

Is the lens attached properly? Is the rear cover on correctly?

Pentax... | Answered on Mar 25, 2014

I assume that this is a film camera that has light meter.
It could be that the camera is set to a different film sensitivity than the actual film.
For example, the film is 400 ASA but the camera is set to 100 ASA.
The sensitivity rating of the film is written on the film box and on the film cartridge. Make sure you set the film ASA number on the camera too.

Pentax... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013

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