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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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My shutter won't fire using 18-55 lens, either on Manual, P or Auto mode. It is set to AF. But when lens is set to MF, shutter fires. I tried switching to another lens and shutter is perfectly fine.


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Shutter lag on fuji finepix s7000 - is there a solution ?


2 things - you could do 1 or both, depending on the photographic situation:
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2) If you can shoot in manual mode, use auto exposure to see what shutter speed & aperture the camera selects when the camera is pointed at the ground (or other suitably lit spot). Change to manual exposure & set the aperture & shutter speed indicated by the camera in AUTO mode.

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Practise on unimportant subjects first and see how you go.

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Shutter release magnet faulty ( your camera is cocked but since you cannot release the shutter you cannot wind the film ). Remedy : open bottom cover by removing the two screws. You will see two small electro magnets one on the left hand side and the shutter release one on the right hand side ( it is the bigger one of the two ). The very thin wires from the magnet to the small circuit board on the right hand side may be broken : inspect and resolder 10 joints you see on the p.c. board. If no joy replace the s.r.magnet.

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Card speed won't interfere with shutter lag. The lag is much less (near non-existent) if you pre-focus. Or use manual focus with small enough aperture to get lots of depth of field. Make sure your kids are in the focus zone and just snap away.

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Shutter lag


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