Do any Pentax MF cameras have timers?

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  1. f/16

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    Neither my 645 or 6X7MLU have a self timer-I hate that. Do any of the Pentax's have it? That's the 645's only flaw in an otherwise near perfect camera in my opinion. It has so many great features-TTL flash, motordrive, darn accurate meter, second tripod socket for verticals, shutter speeds down to 15 sec. The timer drastically reduces the need to use a cable release(and allows yourself in the pic). I've gotten spoiled over Nikon's MC-10/MC-12/MC-30 style of electronic release-hate any other type. I hate cables, I hate wireless remotes :sad:
     
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    Per the product literature I have, the 645N, 645NII and 67II all have electronic self timers.
     
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    Arcane, mechanical self-timers can be found on the second hand market that will trip the 6x7/67, probably also the 645. They are plentiful. Pentax at one stage made its own for the 67. The thing to watch out for is to ensure the plunger is only long enough to trip the shutter and no more (both the 6x7 and 67 bodies have short-throw triggers, thus cable releases/timers with long-throw plungers should be used with caution), as an excessively long plunger could potentially jam the shutter; conversely, a short one (not very common) may bottom out without triggering. Unfortunately the only way to find out what works is buy one! :smile:

    Have a look here: http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...0&_from=R40&_nkw=Mechanical+self-timer&_arr=1
     
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    The OP has the older 645 (no N), 6x7 / 67 bodies, neither of which had a self-timer.
     
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    Pentax 67ii sure has self timer.
     
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    My Bronica RF645 has a timer.
     
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    I've gotten a bunch of the mechanical add-on timers like Poisson mentions above, you can have one if you're interested.
     
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    Not a Pentax.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I didn't know about these.
     
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    The two I got from fixcinater are adjustable. So I assume most are??? Just start out very shallow then adjust deeper in small increments until it's just enough to trip the shutter.
     
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