Dead shutter after 5-10 quick exposures
Does any of you experience this problem:
my RD1 (over 10,000 exposures) recently developed a VERY annoying problem. After 5-10 quick exposures, the shutter goes dead. everything else functions normally but the shutter will not trip anymore.
the only thing that helps is switching the cam off and wait for at least 5 minutes. if i keep the camera powered on, it doesn't recover. The problem started to occur 4 weeks ago for the first time (after more exposures then) and it gets worse.
It happens more quickly when i shoot a series quickly and the image buffer runs full. so i think it has to do with some memory problem.
also it happens more quickly with raw than with jpg compression on so file size does matter.
i tested with several otherwise ok meory cards that i formatted (full) in the camera. i also checked several batteries (fully charged of course) cards and batteries do not seem to affect the problem.
interestingly, the dead shutter problem also occurs when i shoot without a card in the camera. only then i can make more exposures before the problem occurs (12 shots in raw)
The problem happens in manual and in auto exposure mode.
I'm afraid to send my camera to epson netherlands because i don't know what their expertise is and how long they will need to fix it. My exellent dealer FotoNivo in amsterdam had not heard of the problem (they have less than 10 RD1 users whitch is probably still a lot for amsterdam)
any similar problems?
thank you for your reply, willem velthoven