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35mm Minolta camera has shudder issues

I have a minolta 35mm camera film version. The problem is when I take pictures, sometimes the shudder gets stuck in the open position and takes a few seconds to minutes to close. I cant find a repair shop in my area, can this be fixed???

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  • John Buettner May 11, 2010

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    what kind of minolta camera is it?

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Depending on what model Minolta this is. Goggle camera repairing and see whats out there for your model camera. Some have a focal plane shutter which is worth repairing. The rest are not worth it. Focal plane shutters are made of rubberized cloth

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Sorry there is no absolutely definitive answer for you, but I hope that you now understand why and that you take a moment to rate my reply.

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