Big Camera Problem. Help!

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  1. !an!

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    Just a guess but maybe a stuck or sticky shutter.

    With no film in it, open the back and fire the shutter...see if it opens all the way. Try different speeds. That's all I can think of.

    Shutters are pretty delicate, it would probably need to be fixed or replaced by a camera repair shop.
     
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    I think you got taken.... its likely that the previous owner knew about this.... argh! I feel for you. It does look like a malfunctioning shutter...
     
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    ow that suck
     
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    Blargh, that sucks. It's a refurbished camera from Minolta, and I think it has a 3 month warranty on it, so I'll have to look into that.
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    yea most likely a sticky shutter..had the same problem with my Canon EOS 650. It cost $100 to fix at a camera store for lubrication and cleaning. It works perfectly fine now.
     
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    Hey i kinda like the effect lol :D Nah... i feel for you.. i only buy small things of ebay.... filters... lens hoods... memory cards.... i dont know if i could bring myself to buy a actuall camera off there... unless it was from a business run through ebay :) Good luck with getting it sorted out!
     
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    What does the negative look like? My first thought was that it was feeding funny, but I guess you wouldn't be getting a whole roll's worth of images. It probably would have just jammed.
     
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    Does the Maxxum 70 have a vertical shutter? If so then it's gonna be that! :er: If not then it's a more obscure problem!:confused:
     
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    Looking at it again it looks to me like the shutter's opening OK but the mirror isn't flipping up?

    Is this a scan of the complete print?
     
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    PlasticSpanner's right. It's a sticky mirror. The shutter seems to work but the mirror does not flip up just before the shutter opens, leaving it in the middle of the picture, hence the image you have posted.

    That's easy to fix, a good local camera shop (and most important honest one) will be able to lube it for you.
     
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    Thats funky. i'd bring into a camera shop and see what they say.
     

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