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Touched the shutter curtains

I was reloading film in my Nikon N65 and accidentally touched the shutter curtains ... The two center curtains are slightly misaligned and warped, but not creased, torn or broken. Instead of being flat and level, they are bumping up somewhat.

What kind of effect will this have on shooting, if any? Should I take it to a shop for repair (and if so, how much will it cost?) If I can do it myself, what do I need to do and what tools will I need?

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  • blue_star_ca Jun 20, 2009

    What would be a reasonable price for a repair? I may only have tomorrow to get it repaired, as I am traveling and may not be able to use a repair shop in Providence (summer program.)

  • blue_star_ca Jun 20, 2009

    What is a reasonable price to pay for a repair? I would need same-day, if possible - I am traveling and may not be able to get it repaired at my next stop.



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Yes it will have an affect on your shooting. The curtains will not operate correclty if they are opening and closing at different speeds and / or not closing or opening completely. Your film will expose at different levels, and you will not get a correctly composed shot. You could try to coax the curtain back into place by GENTLY rubbing it with a Q-tip in the direction it is supposed to go. But those things are fragile and can be fickle. Your best bet is to take it to a shop.

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