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Photos appear to have lines across them as if ventian blinds

The photos suddenly seem to have lines across them as if there were venitian blinds covering them. I have tried a new card and all of the modes no change. Any ideas?

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  • Ira Horowitz Mar 19, 2009

    I am trying to decide what to buy to replace the F470..

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Your shutter is not firing correctly.
To confirm this try taking video as this mode does not use the shutter.
Lines on your photo's mean over exposure due to the shutter not closing over the lens completely.
Lens will have to be dismantled and cleaned

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • david Mar 19, 2009

    buy something that suits your needs.

    go for rechargeable battery packs though as oposed to AA's

    F47fd is a nice camera or f50fd both are kind of the next generation up from the F470

  • david Mar 22, 2009

    Every body charges different amounts for a specific repair. Just depends on the competence and ability of who ever does the repair. If the shutter is obstructed and dismantling is the only option then you are looking at a good few hours labor to sort it out. Also take into consideration if things go wrong, i.e. something breaks like a plastic clip or any other small part, when dismantling they may not carry spares. I carry a certain amount of spares but even taking into account fuji cameras are what I have chosen to specialize in there are numerous models so it's almost impossible to have spares for everything.

    Personally I like the F470. I have 2 of them, and 13 other camera's, that were either given to me or I bought them as faulty and have repaired them.

    I would typically spend about 3-4 hours on a camera so gauge it by how much someone charges for a repair against the cost of a new one. At the end of the day it all depends on whether or not you are prepared to get it fixed or just buy new or used

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I have the exact same problem and yes, the video function works perfectly. Do u have any idea how much it would cost to have the problem fixed? I have described the problem to one camera repairman who said that, from a costs perspective, I'd be better off buying a new camera. What do u think?

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