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Second shutter does not move. whatever control settings the sound is the same. B setting does not change anything. the reading thru the lens seems as though camera is normal changeing with light.

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Reset all settings remove battery from camera also remove memory card then check.

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I sold a brand new never used Nikon Nikor W 240mm F/5.6 with Copal 3 shutter which was in storage for about 20 years, in the original box and rice paper bag. Customer says " lens shutter doesnt work....


Well, . . . that's a nice lens and I would expect someone buying a lens like this would know what it is used for and how to use it also knowing it's full manual lens. Sweet as it is it isn't worth much not working so here is what can be done, it's take a little time and an ear for sound so here goes.

Set the aperture at F5.6 and the shutter speed at the lenses fastest speed **** it and fire. Move the shutter speed to the next slowest **** and fire and again and again until you get to say 1/100 then start going back up the speeds again fire it again move to the next speed fire it and so on.

After the buyer has gone through the sequence at least three times there should be an improvement in the shutter sound if there is continue the sequence another three time. Then the ultimate test is to set the shutter for its 1 second time **** and fire it if it drags and hangs up then the grease inside has dried and there is no other way then to send the beauty to a competent repair person for a clean lube and adjust. Best of luck with that, I'm still using some old Kodak lenses from the Graflex Speed Graphic era and producing beautiful 4x5 chromes. People these days just don't understand everything has got to be digital. Okay well the very best

Jan 21, 2011 | Nikon 240mm f/5.6 Nikkor-W Lens with Copal...

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The view finder or screen are black. The lens moves out when the camera is powered on, I can hear the shutter click when pushed; the telephoto is moving; I have all the settings show on the screen when...


I know it may sound like the shutter is moving, but you're going to have to actually look down the lens barrel to confirm it's actually moving, and not just producing a sound effect from the camera. Also keep in mind Canon's SX IS series cameras are notorious for the following problem (fantastic cameras otherwise).
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

Oct 31, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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M42 adaptor


Quite right too. When the M42 adaptor is fitted there is absolutely no exchange of information between the lens and the body: M42 lenses pre-date all of those later developments. Your camera will also be unable to stop down the lens automatically when taking the picture, most M42 lenses don't even stop down automatically when connected to an M42 body.

You need to do things the old-fashioned way. Your camera needs to be set to meter manually, shutter priority mode may also be used. In manual mode you focus the lens as normal with the aperture ring set to the lowest aperture number (i.e.aperture is wide open).
You then make sure that the lens in in manual mode as well and stop down to whatever you want, if the image remains bright enough then you can adjust the precise focus using the hyperfocal principle if you like which takes advantage of the increased depth of field of a stopped down lens.
In manual mode, you then tell the camera what aperture you have set (read it from the lens barrel) and set the shutter speed using the camera's light meter to guide you. If using shutter priority mode then the camera will choose the shutter speed for you.
Check everything is set as you intend and press the shutter.

It all sounds long winded but is exactly how many of the world's greatest photos were taken and soon becomes second nature. You also learn far more about the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings and will be able to talk about reciprocity like you know about it!

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I have a canon rebel xsi, with a 75-300mm zoom lens. And I'm taking lousy sports pics, indoors and out. Help!!!


For sports (or any fast moving occasion) you must be very particular about your settings. The Rebel Xsi takes great shots, but some tweaking needs to be done on your end, to make sure you don't get the "blur" and low quality that you may be experiencing.

On the settings dial, turn the mode wheel to "Tv". This is shutter priority, meaning you are controlling how fast the "shutter" closes. You need to have it set higher because you are trying to "freeze" a fast moving object.

After setting the selector to "Tv", you can change the speed by moving the "control wheel" left and right. (It's located above the ISO button, below the shutter button". If you look at your LCD screen while turning the wheel to the right (it makes a clicky sound), you will see the speed increase.

By default, it is set at 1/125th of a second. Increase it (1/200th of a second for example) and try that setting. You should freeze your target without blur.

If you are indoors and need a flash, the speed will max out at 1/200th of a second. Of course, if you need the flash, you will manually have to pop it up yourself by pressing the flash button when in "Tv" mode. It has a "lightning bolt" and is located near the "EOS" sticker on the front.

Hopefully this helps you. Let me know!

Jan 24, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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Nikon FM10 shutter wont deploy with lens on.


Check the lens. Does the diaphragm move freely when you move the f/stops? Put the lens on f/8 or f/16 and push the pin in, it should move freely and close to the f/stop you set. If not the blades may have oil on them. Also if it is free then set the lens to the smallest aperture and if there is a button push it in to lock for auto aperture set.

Dec 06, 2008 | Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera

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FEE MESSAGE


Yes, on this camera you leave the aperture ring at f22 and use the camera's controls to set your f-stop. It won't work is you change the ring on the lens. You gain the control of the aperture in the 'M' and 'A' modes. The 'P' setting is for the camera to pick both speed and aperture for you. 'S' is shutter priority, etc

Jan 25, 2008 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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Shooting black frames only


assuming you have the exposure set correctly (if u set way underexpose, the frame will appear black). Try put it in "Auto" mode and see if it works.

If it doesn't, your mirror mechanism may be faulty. One way to check is to take a photo of 2 seconds or longer. Look into the viewfinder, can you see anything through the viewfinder during these 2 seconds?

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White Screen


  1. Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white picture which can be deleted. The camera does not flash although flash is set to automatic and photo taken in a dark room. Camera flashes (weakly) with flash set to manual on. Lens is unobstructed and appears to be perfectly normal. Camera was not dropped. Batteries have been changed.

Jan 19, 2008 | Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

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Aperture diaphram on mamiya secor lens 80mm f/2.8


The lens has a lever marked A/M near the aperture ring. If the lever is in the 'A' position, the lens will stay wide open until you trip the control lever at the back of the lens next to the rear optics. In the 'M' setting, you can see the aperture move as you change the f-stop setting on the ring. Set the lens to anything but wide open and move the control lever with your finger. You should see that aperture move.

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External Flash


The aperature error is due to the fact that the lens in not a constant aperature design. The settings on the LCD are assuming you are at full wide angle setting. As this lens moves towards telephoto, the aperature changes about 2/3 of an f-stop due to the mechanical movement of the lens elements. So a manual setting of f4.0 at full telephoto will be more llike f5.0 in reality. It is too bad Epson could not make the mechanical aperature adjust to compensate, but every nice feature costs something. I have not had any issue with the shutter speed changing. One guess is that the camera has shutter speed/aperature combinations that it can't achieve due to mechanical limitations, so it chooses the available combination. Another is that it wasn't in manual mode, but rather aperature priority mode and the final adjustments changed the speed.

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