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D 50 Lens not openning fully. in mirror lock up my lens does not go all the way open should this happen? when taking photo's I have and un-exposed area at the bottom of the photo, I don't think the lens is fulling opening

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Hi - not really sure of the problem but I think it is the shutter not opening fully during the exposure. If this is the case a camera repairman should be able to fix it.

Is the camera still under warranty? If not, get a quote for the repair (as this may mean replacing the whole shutter mechanism - not cheap) and see if it is more economical to repair or replace the camera.

Better hope that it is still under warranty.

Sorry I don't have a quick and easy solution for you.

Good luck.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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