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Shutter won't fire...(same ol' same ol' with a new trip.)

So should I be concerned that there's no lag between the shutter blades when I manually trip the shutter? The circuit was corroded across a few terminals by the electro-trip and i cleaned them off, but the 6 v battery died and the grocery store didn't have another. I am hoping that it's a simple--buy a new battery, maybe solder a dab--kind of job.

I'm far more apt to trust my Konica T-3, and hopefully the D70 arriving tomorrow.

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By releasing the magnet on the bottom as you have described, the shutter curtains will run together since there is no electrical current charging the magnet to hold the 2nd curtain. No Worries..

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