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Shutter Speed I bought my Canon AE-1 a couple of years ago and used to be able to set and use the shutter speed without any problems. I can still change the setting of the shutter speed when the camera is set to manual but the shutter still fires at a quicker speed than wanted....even when it is set to B.

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If your shutter speeds are off you can compensate by changing the film speed setting,
quicker ( than should be ) shutter speeds require you to set the film speed to slower ASA .. KC

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