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Picture nearly all black

When taking a picture, it's as iff the shutter is all of a sudden very slow and creates an almost completely blacked out image. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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Re: Picture nearly all black

Most likely shutter assembly separated. can be fixed with elmers glue carefull pull assembly together toward you in the full up position. using a fine artist brush put the smallest daub of elmers on each corner, then wipe off excess by pulling finger over back side of shutter toward yourself do not let shutter fall back into place yet. use some object to maintain shutter in full up position till glue dries, then you should be good to go

Posted on May 11, 2009

Re: Picture nearly all black

Lets see if the shutter curtains are opening properly : set to B and open the film back of the camera. Now release shutter and see if the first s. curtain has opened nicely and swiftly. Then release the second s. curtain and again see if you get proper closing of the curtain. If the shutter curtains ( usually just one misbehaves ) is slow to close then the shutter unit needs looking at . ( btw no point pouring liquids like benzine etc. into the shutter curtain are ... will make things worse ).

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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I have a Minolta XG-A camera, and i can take a picture but the shutter is stuck?

My shutter does that when there is low light, or just slow shutter speed. You could try changing those settings, otherwise, last time mine got stuck, I loosened a screw on the bottom right under the shutter release button and the shutter just snapped back into its place.

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The shutter is stuck...all I see is black

Your second curtain is not releasing the mirror to come down.
This happens with weak 2nd shutter curtain tension.
If the wind lever is stuck and the mirror does not come down then the mirror tension spring came off.

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Half of the picture is black on every picture.

If the affected photos were taken using a flash then you simply had the shutter speed set too high. The fastest shutter speed you may use when using flash is 1/90th of a second; with anything faster the second shutter curtain starts to travel across the film plane before the first one has fully crossed so only part of the negative is exposed.

If they were taken without flash then your camera has a faulty shutter assembly which must be replaced. It's not a DIY job, it's not cheap, and on a consumer grade 35mm SLR like any of the Rebel/EOS triple digit models it's usually not cost effective. Especially when there are millions of them lying unused and regularly available for next to nothing on auction websites and for absolutely nothing on FreeCycle/Freegle.

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Apr 14, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel X 35mm SLR Camera

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My shutter is sticking; half of the picture is black

This is not a user repairable problem.

You need to take it for a professional repair. The good thing is that this is an all mechanical SLR and was designed so that repairs are usually straightforward. Spares are no longer available, but so many of these cameras were sold and are still in use today that many repairers have a few scrap examples which they can cannibalise when needed.

Given that you can buy a perfectly good used K1000 at online auction sites for between £30-£40 it may not seem like an economical repair, but newly serviced ones with a guarantee sell for over £100 so it's definitely worth it for such a superb classic SLR.

Jul 09, 2009 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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Black strip across the top of the picture

I can tell you exactly what is happening. This is probably either happening when you are taking a photo with a flash? The maximum flash sync your camera has is 1/125 or 1/60 of a second. If you set your shutter speed faster than that, you shutter closes too slow and creates that black strip. Put the shutter speed to 1/60 or slower and see if that happens. If you have a long lens on the camera, you have to have the shutter speed either equal or less than the focal length to shutter. 50mm lens=1/50 a second without a flash. Otherwise you could have a bent or broken shutter curtain blade. Maybe someone stuck their finger in there.
He can fix it if you blades are broken.

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Shutter speed

shutter speed has nothing to do with battery power. If you have a SLR camera you use the shutter speed option when you want to have control of the shutter speed, slow shutter speed means if your taking a picture of a waterfall and you want to see the actual droplets you set a slow shutter speed, if you want it to look more smooth/flowing you set a faster shutter speed, if you do not have a SLR camera you probably dont have much say so in shutter speed...

May 28, 2008 | Nikon FE 35mm SLR Camera

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Shutter stuck

not sure about the 'BC', but the shutter problem is most likely due to shutter oil leakage. do you see some shiny black oil on the edges of the shutter blinds? i've had this happen to me once and the repair shop managed to clean it. seems like a problem that bugs Canon EOS cams. Replacing the shutter would most definitely cost more than the value of the camera, so you might want to try this

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All pictures have black at top of picture

the shutter assembly is not fully open when shooting. Maybe the motor driving is possibly weak already. You have to bring it to the service center, if the price is not right, better buy a digital camera compatible with your minolta lenses. ( films are getting obsolete fast, but the lenses are not)

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