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Yes, I am almost absolutely certain that this is shutter failure. The reasons are as follows: The phenomenon is dependent on shutter speed. It is not observable below the x-sync speed. The phenomenon gets worse the faster the shutter speed is set. The light blockage is independent of lens--indeed, independent of the presence of any lens. The reflex mirror ...


It initially looked to my eye more like it might be something else in the mirror box that is not moving out of the way fast enough, most likely a part of the secondary mirror assembly. The secondary mirror sits behind the main reflex mirror and reflects light into the AF sensor. But if you are experiencing this problem even when using mirror lockup then that ...


I can't find details about the sensor read out on the 5D, but the only way this could be a shutter problem is if the sensor read out is top to bottom then left to right (which is not the way it is generally done on newer models, but I'm not sure how they may have done it on older models.) Even then, it would seem a bit odd that it spends so long with the ...


Unless Fuji, the manufacturer of the X100, publishes such a specification I doubt there is any reliable way to estimate the expected shutter life of the leaf shutter on the X100 unless you are willing to buy a large sample of X100 cameras and do the testing yourself. I am aware of no independent review/testing organization that publicly publishes results ...


Use ISO 100 and deliberately under-expose by two to three stops so that flash is the main source of light. Then you let the flash do all the work. Shutter speed in a sense becomes much less relevant because the picture is determined by the milisecond or so that the flash fires; thus, your shutter speed is the speed it takes for your flash to fire which is ...


(4 years late, but hopefully useful for other people) A slow shutter curtain can sometimes be "repaired" by excercizing the shutter repeatedly, tens or maybe hundreds of times. Especially in cases like this where the problem only occurs at high shutterspeeds (indicating that the shutter is only small amount slower than a healty shutter.)


Shutter lag is a bit confusing because it doesn't have a completely fixed meaning and some changes in metering or focus can result in a difference in the amount of time it takes for a photo. Not all cameras can pre-compute focus or metering (particularly point and shoots.) Different places may use slightly different terms, though most often the shutter lag ...


Shutter Lag is a terrible thing! It's the length of time between when the shutter button is depressed and when the shutter actually fires. This lag time can cause many missed photos if it is long. I had borrowed someones camera to shoot kids swinging on swings and the shutter lag was so bad that when I saw what I wanted in the viewfinder and pressed the ...


The is uncommon yet occurs with several camera models. The smaller the aperture, the less distance the shutter needs to travel and so the faster it can go. This is most common with leaf shutters and cameras which use the aperture as shutter, meaning there is only one mechanism.


A number of reasons: The much higher speeds of focal plane shutters is more versatile than the higher flash sync of leaf shutters, which usually maxed out at 1/500 sec. Medium format focal plane shutters are more vibration-prone than smaller format shutters making a leaf shutter more desirable on larger formats. Those medium format systems with leaf ...

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