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just got mine, sticky shutter . . .
Old 01-27-2011   #1
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just got mine, sticky shutter . . .

hi all,

long time lurker. i just received my hexar rf in the mail today and i am pretty stoked. just put a waster/test roll of film in it to test the shutter and the speeds sounded way off and on two occasions the shutter just seemed to stick completely. i decided to remove the batteries and reinsert them and everything sounds correct now without any weird hangups. should i be concerned?

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Old 01-30-2011   #2
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Well, haven't come across that one before. Have you developed the roll? Time will tell. Test it for another roll and try to use the roll over a couple of days - i.e. use the camera, take a couple of shots. Turn it off. Leave it for a bit and use it again.
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You can fire the shutter with the film door open, and see exactly what it's doing.
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Sounds weird considering the shutter is electronic. Follow ChrisN's advice above.
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hey thanks for all the suggestions.

i fired the shutter with the film door open and it was definitely getting stuck open; however, i replaced the batteries and that seemed to fix the issue so i put two rolls of film through it and everything's working in proper order now. not sure what was going on. may have just been sittin on the shelf too long?
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Old 02-02-2011   #7
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What goodtimes says, +1

Always test with fresh batteries.
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