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Shutter sticks halfway

Recently the my shutter has been sticking after exposure. It doesn't re-set to ready position until I hit the release button again which triggers it to close. It happens one out of every 5 or 6 shots. The images are mostly ok. Now and then there is a ghosting that shows up on these specific shots.

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Some mechanical defects could be there at the shutter assembly unit. Must check before it gets deteriorated.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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How do i get my camera from having a time delay between flash and actual picture


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When the subject to be focused is not on the AF target mark (not positioned
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correct focus on the subject. This operation is referred to as "focus lock".
Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock)
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• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
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