Hey guys, I've run into an issue with my Mamiya 6 that has me worried.
A few weeks ago while camping/hiking my Mamiya quit firing on me. The camera would not fire with any of the 3 lenses mounted. I was able to get an extra frame or two fired off by switching the timed exposure switch back and forth a few times but after a few more shots this way it stopped firing all together. I attributed this to the batteries being dead so after the trip I went and bought 2 brand new ones.
I loaded these into my Mamiya and went on another camping/hiking trip this past weekend. Again my Mamiya randomly stopped firing. I was on frame 12 of my first roll of 120 of the trip. The meter readings still show up and at this point it definitely can't be the battery because the batteries are less than a week old (and the meter still works). Again switching the timed exposure switch back and forth allowed for me to fire off the last frame eventually but I'm completely at a loss as to what can be happening. I'm heading to the Caribbean in a week and this was my main camera (my other MF camera is currently 2000 miles away back at home). Any ideas as to what could be the issue? Any steps or tests I could do to maybe narrow down the problem?