20 Most Recent Pentax Zoom 105-R Film Camera Questions & Answers

This question has been answered repeatedly. Pentax error codes are mostly for camera repair technician diagnosis and most of the time mean the camera is broken and needs professional servicing. Some Pentax Error Codes:
E: "E" often indicates a film jam. This code can appear when the film is inserted incorrectly, when the batteries are changed in the middle of a roll of film, if you are using defective film, etc. If "E" appears in your camera's information display, try to rewind your film manually (see your user's guide for instructions on how to activate your mid-roll rewind function), and try a different roll. If this problem keeps occurring, you might need to send the camera to us for repair.
E3, E7, E37: These codes often signal a problem with your shutter mechanism.
E9, E93-E97: These codes may indicate a problem with your zoom lens.
H0-H9: These H codes can also identify a problem with your camera's shutter.
U1-U9: These U codes may also indicate a problem with your camera's zoom lens.

These codes are standard for both Digital and film cameras.

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Pentax Zoom... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

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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