Originally Posted by boy_lah
I got mine used...shutter problem? I don't like the sound of that!?
Could you elaborate?
I have had a few missed shots when I thought I pressed the shutter but it didn't shoot. I just thought it's just too 'quiet' and i'm not used it since it doesn't have the SLR mirror 'clank'. Or is that it?
I assume I can send it off to be repaired by any good shop? I know Minolta/Konica is no longer.
Yup, that's it - you think you've locked focus and then when you try to push the shutter all the way in the picture doesn't get taken and sometimes the camera hunts for focus again.
If you do some searches on here and elsewhere there's a few threads and articles about it - the issue is with the shutter switch - some people seem to get away with just disassembling the switch and cleaning the contacts, but in theory you can replace the whole switch I think.
If your camera is like mine the problem's only intermittent, but my concern was that it was likely to get worse over time.
I got mine from Aperture so it was under warranty and they refunded my cash for me no questions asked - in some ways I'd rather have tried a repair and kept the camera but it didn't seem worth the risk!