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Shutters that cover lens not functioning properly.

I need to push shutters up to use camera,camera does work.

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I have had the same problem, anytime I have been in an open field or at the beach or something like that. I believe a small piece of dirt or sand gets trapped in there somewhere and it can be an issue. Try giving it a good cleaning or blowing it out with something safe. It has happened to me 5 or 6 times over the course of 3 years and seems to work it's way out of it in a day or two if you clean it

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I guess your camera is manual so that u have to push th eshutters do one thing take it to a repair shop they will repair it and it will be auto matic again.

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