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Lens shutter the lens shutter does not open automaticly when turning camera on.

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    camera works when lens is not fixed but fails to open the shutter when the lens is attached

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This is a problem in the lens mechanic. i guess it has taken some kind of a hit, and something broke up. anyway, its a very delicate mechanism, i would give it to a repair shop and not mess with it myself.

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