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    Oh, just forced the winder a bit... and bam! It advanced! Thanks again for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeMitchell View Post
    my pentax 67 (not ii) will not fire w/o film in it. or usually not, as it's not designed to, but every once in awhile I'll notice it will until i open and reclose the back. it will wind w/o film though.

    needless to say, i've found they're a camera that tends to have a lot of personality as they age... buying used ones is not as safe as buying a used hassy.
    Yes, you can fire the shutter without film in the original P67 cameras. I have
    one also. The manual tells how to do it. Pentax even made a special tool for
    setting the camera to do this. It looks like a coin with a small appendage on
    it. But, you don't really need the tool.

    Look at page 10-11 of the manual here:
    http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_67-1.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtjade2007 View Post
    Exactly, P67II can be operated without film in it. You have run into a problem with the film advance mechanism. It happens right after you fired the shutter and the film advance level won't let you crank again. I have seen some discussion about this somewhere. They said it is dust gets into the film advance mechanism causing something jammed inside. Try to advance the level repeatedly but don't force it. Or tap the advance level with your finger repeatedly. It will work again.
    Similar thing just happened to my 67ii during the film load. Two advances of the lever - and oops! - everything is blocked! Several random switches on/off and opening / closing of the back cover suddenly returned the beast to life... I am a bit nervous because of this unpredictability (the camera has low usage and was serviced recently) but this is still my favorite system.

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    To dry fire a P67 or 6x7, open the back, turn the film counter dial past 1, hold it, then close the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad hallblade View Post
    ahhh terrific! i was hoping it was just something little that i was doing wrong. gotta' love ebay. : (
    No, gotta' love APUG
    Ben

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