Old 07-22-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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Question What Happened?? Shutter sticks??

I have a Canon EOS Elan SLR (1993 vintage) that just last nite became my back-up due to a new 40D in my stable. Problem is I just looked at the CD from this weekend and looks like my shutter is sticking/not fully opening or staying open...... I did a 9 shot blast on a track speed (about 60 mph) UP. Settings 5.6f and 1000 shutter shooting 200iso. each one has a lil different exposure and some are really sharp and others show motion blur........... Before I take it to a shop and spend $$ on a camera that really has no value, has anyone had a similar experiance or have any ideas. Battery is good, no dust, dirt, etc. The only thing I can think of is that since it has been a companion for 15 years, it is jealous. It must have heard me order the new 40D and got mad......
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Can you post any of the shots so we can see the problem? Sometimes shutter sticking results in dark areas on one side of the image but I am not sure how it would effect motion blur. It very well might, but looking at the images I am sure someone here can identify the problem.

If it is the shutter, I would have a camera store examine it. I had a Pentax k1000 with a shutter that stuck and all it took to make it perfect was a $75 cleaning/tune up at the local camera store (granted this was 4 years ago and prices might have risen since then)

Also try and find somewhere that will do a low or no cost evaluation and and let you know a cost before any repairs.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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Can you post any of the shots so we can see the problem? Sometimes shutter sticking results in dark areas on one side of the image but I am not sure how it would effect motion blur. It very well might, but looking at the images I am sure someone here can identify the problem.

If it is the shutter, I would have a camera store examine it. I had a Pentax k1000 with a shutter that stuck and all it took to make it perfect was a $75 cleaning/tune up at the local camera store (granted this was 4 years ago and prices might have risen since then)

Also try and find somewhere that will do a low or no cost evaluation and and let you know a cost before any repairs.

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I got the motion blur on the overexposed pix which makes sense..........
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:22 AM   #4
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A lube job may fix it? i think,has it ben in before for a lube. May be a good time to give it a rest if you don't need it bad. $150 to 200 for a lube and adjust last time i had one in.
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I am just gonna take it in........... Thanks all
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