Monday, January 28, 2013
Canon FT - Shutter Curtain Problem
Always best to shoot or exercise your camera.
After my trusty Canon FT has been sitting for a year, I decided to take it out for a spin this weekend. Sporting a Canon 19mm FL lens and CVS 400 color print film I hit a snag.
At the higher shutter speeds (1/250th and above) the film curtain was only exposing part of the frame (top shot). The bottom shot was exposed using 1/30th.
Could it be the cold weather, lack of use or both. No such problems in the past.
Flickr member "AgfaPan-25" says -
"If the camera has not been used for a long time the shutter might be a little sticky, and repeatability firing the shutter may sort this out."
More here on the problem from the I Shoot Film flickr group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/ishootfilm/discuss/72157626278592337/
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