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Shutter lags on first shot

The camera is in otherwise excellent condition however the first shot if I haven't used it in a couple days the shutter hangs open for several seconds. Once I run through a couple shots it seems to be fine but then the problem comes back but to a lesser degree if I don't take a picture in a while(10 min.)
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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This seems to be a problem with the gears, it most likely just needs to be cleaned. and I would suggest taking it to a camera repair place, or sending it to one, as it can be harmful to your camera to clean it yourself!

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