I wonder what this button does?

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  1. ambaker

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    Ok, I downloaded a manual for the Pentax 67, but it does not show the silver doo-hickey on the left. The hoojie on the right controls the frame counter for 120 or 220 load, but I have no idea what the other one does. There does appear to be a pin that keeps it in the current position, which must be pressed to move it.

    However I am not a fan of pressing an unknown button on a camera I do not want to break. Can any buddy help me on this?

    Thanks!



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    Only part of the model 67 cameras got this button....
     
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    Are you sure the one on the right is a hoojie? I thought Pentax stopped using hoojies back about 1961.
     
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    Factory-fitted multi-exposure lever. RARE.
    It's on mine. In the camera's hey day, owners could return the 67 to a Pentax service centre and this multi-exposure facility would be fitted. Many cameras came with it as an additional feature, often sought after even now for 'layered' imaging interpretations.

    Push in pin, turn lever left until M appears. Fire. No wind on until pin is disengaged.
     
  5. ambaker

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    I think you are thinking of the thing-a-ma-jig. Hoojies weren't discontinued until 88.

    Thank you all for the info.

    I don't believe I have ever done a multiple exposure image. Guess I should try one some day.
     
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    Don't press it. It might reset the world and I'm too old to start over!
     
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    I'd had my P645N for about 10 years before I tried some - lots of fun and works easily.
     
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    Agent 99: "Don't push that button Max!"
     
  9. Poisson Du Jour

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    Try a multiexposure (3 or 4) of a river lined by vegetation and a very light breeze. The effect is surreal, almost painterly. Remember to set your film in use to a higher EI on account of multiple exposures.
     
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    Ah. My first thought seeing it was that it was a battery check like I've seen on older Minoltas (XE series).
     
  11. Soeren

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    No thats a button on the top left side back of camera.
    Ejector seat? :D
    Best regards
     
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    If all else fails, read the instructions.
     
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    The factory-modified 67 multi-exposure facility is not included in instructions. :smile: