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Zeiss tenax Do I need special tools to take the camera apart. The take up is not working, or the shutter release, the button that takes the photo.

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For a vintage camera such as this, I would suggest a specialist repair facility, not a DIY repair.

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There is no communications between the camera and lens. When using a set up like this everything becomes manual and you must remember to stop down the aperture to your taking aperture before releasing the shutter. I don't know what camera or format you are going to use this lens with but assuming it is a digital "bridge" (a camera that is between an amateur and a pro) or a professional the sequence would be the same.
To view, focus and compose the lens would be set in this case F2, to select the correct light meter reading the lens is set (stopped) down to the taking aperture. The modes I've used for this have been mostly manual but lately I found that "AV" worked equally well and the camera metered to the proper exposure. Most times the camera was mounted on a tripod and the shutter was released with a electronic shutter release.
Sequence for taking a photo for me anyway was/is (with the camera mounted on a tripod) focus, compose, stop down to taking aperture, check metering and release the shutter if in AV mode or manual mode to set the shutter speed and release the shutter.
You will find that all makes of digital cameras will function differently so what sequence works for one won't work on others. This meaning I have had digital cameras that wouldn't meter through anything other then the lenses meant specifically for them.
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This is a common situation with most compact point&shoot cameras. This "shutter lag" is because the camera has to do so much work when you press the shutter release button: focus on the subject, meter the light for proper exposure, and switch the electronics from viewing on the LCD to recording to memory. Larger (and more expensive) cameras have additional hardware to reduce this lag.

You can reduce the lag somewhat by anticipating the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter. Keep it pressed halfway until the right moment, then press it the rest of the way to take the picture.

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I have turned camera on and set up to take a photo and the shutter release button will not press in to take the photo. I used the camera yesterday and it worked fine!


Turn the camera on and look into the view finder while you try to press the shutter button. Check the information in the view finder to see whether you are getting an error message. If you see an error message in the view finder, remove the lens cap and proceed to take a photograph but, instead of pressing the shutter button this time, press the button near the top of the camera on the back which says "AF/AE. If the camera takes the photo it means you have somehow initiated the auto focus/auto exposure lock which the camera will not override when attempting to take a photo using the shutter button. When you use the AF/AE button, you override this system. To remedy this issue, when you get the error message try pressing the shutter button again. Also, remove the lens to see if the shutter inside has frozen in the "locked" position. If you find this to be the case you will need to contact Nikon Customer Support. The link for Nikon Support is below. The numbers are half-way down the page.

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/238

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DEAR SIR,

Turn the bottom buttom (the A-Z one) to where the lines line up and push the button to the side a bit. Then slide the whole back downward,NOW YOU CAN TAKE THE OLD FILM OUT AND LOAD THE NEW ONE....

THANK YOU...

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The most obvious cause is a failing battery. Your camera has a magnetic shutter release which needs a good battery to work. A tired battery will have a marginal voltage which might not always be adequate to release the shutter. Change the battery to see if there is an improvement, you should use 1 x 4SR44 cell.

If that fails, you may have a dirty shutter magnet but it's rare on the AE-1. If the battery doesn't fix your fault then please report back for guidance regarding shutter magnet maintenance.

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Cannot open Zeiss Icon Tenax camera. Please tell me how to do this.


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