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Focal shutter verification

 
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Tim



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2001 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I verify if the focal plane shutter works. Found a camera that looks to be in good shape but the guy knows nothing about it. Waht are some other things I should look for?
tks
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2001-08-26 19:02, Tim wrote:
How do I verify if the focal plane shutter works. Found a camera that looks to be in good shape but the guy knows nothing about it. Waht are some other things I should look for?
tks

wind it up and fire it. try all the speeds. if it is an anniversary speed or older the slower speeds may be quite slow.
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jdman



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2001 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out for pin holes in the curtain. Russ
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JoePhoto



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the lens open you could watch the curtain apertures on the ground glass as you wind the shutter. This could show you if any of the apertures are torn and you may be able to see pinholes as well.

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