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  1. Fayt

    Fayt TPF Noob!

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    Hello, My camera's Shutter will only open half way and i'm not sure what happened to it. Should i pitch the camera and get a new one or is there an affordable way to fix it

    if it matter the camera is a Minolta X-700


    Thank you in advance.
     
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    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    well i heard about those problems alot i have a pentax k1000 wich had the same problem, the mirror jammed some times, i think the best is to take it to a repair shop with some experience.

    hope this help
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ask for a quote for a repair at a camera shop. At that point, you can make a decision if the repair costs are too high which means purchasing a new camera. I've never used them but I know someone who got a quote from these guys online:

    www.camerarepair.com

    .. an option if a local shop is difficult to find.


    I'm not familiar with the camera but if it has an electronic shutter then perhaps a new battery would be a good thing to try. Full mechanical cameras sometimes just need a good CLA which might not cost much.
     
  4. Fayt

    Fayt TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for your replies
     
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    A focal plane shutter can not open only half way as far as I am aware. Since it has two curtains that scan across the image. Is this right or am I missing something?

    The mirror not locking up is a good explanation.
     
  6. Fayt

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    it's Stops opening at half way My teacher thinks a spring might be busted. but thank you
     

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