Questions tagged [shutter]

A shutter is a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, for the purpose of exposing photographic film or a light-sensitive electronic sensor to light to capture a permanent image of a scene.

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Do you advance your film to a new frame before or after taking a picture?

On a camera in which the film advance is not coupled to the shutter, do you advance it to a new frame after releasing the shutter, or wait until you're next ready to shoot before winding it on? If you ...
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Do rotary shutters have uneven exposure?

While exploring shutter angles, I found out about the rotary shutter. I understand that these were developed primarily for movie cameras, but the first thing that came into my mind was: surely this ...
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Why won't my Fujifilm X-T2 take pictures when I press the shutter?

I'm having a problem with my Fuji X-T2; it doesn't make pictures anymore. When I try to press the shutter, it will focus and it makes the focus sound but then it does nothing when I press the shutter ...
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Smartphone shutter speed

My impression is that a smartphone has no physical shutter. Rather, it admits light to the sensor's photo-sites under the control of some on-and-off, or perhaps read-twice-and-subtract, electronic ...
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I can't change shutter speed

I recently got a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/4 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/3 for a second and then switches ...
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how do i fix the “error press shutter release button again” [duplicate]

every time I try to open the LCD of my nikon d3100 to take videos it says "error press shutter release button again" I figured something is stuck but I don't know how to fix it
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What DIY methods exist to trigger a Lumix G3 without touching the camera?

I have a Panasconic Lumix DMC-G3 with a 175 mm lens which I need to trigger without touching the camera to reduce camera shake1. I know of the following ways to take a photo without touching the ...
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Minolta x-370 shutter works only without film loaded

Minolta X-370: What does it mean if the shutter advances and releases without film but will not release the shutter with film loaded?
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Weird problem with Canon AE-1, the shutter curtain goes up after advancing the lever

When I advance the lever the shutter curtain opens by itself without pressing the shutter button. The weird thing is that the shutter still fires and the curtain closes after that certain time. This ...
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Why does electronic first curtain shutter affect rendering of blurred backgrounds?

Many recent cameras allow using electronic first curtain shutter with mechanical second curtain, avoiding the huge rolling shutter drawbacks of fully electronic shutter and at the same time avoiding ...
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Electronic shutter - what controls it?

From what I've read thus far, electronic shutter is a type of device that controls whether the image sensor is turned off or on non-mechanically. What exactly controls it and how does it turns the ...
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Canon AE-1 Shutter stays open until I pull the battery out

I have a very nice AE-1 with everything working, but the shutter stays open for seconds. Sometimes it won't close until I pull the battery out. The shutter speed setting has no effect. Any ideas? ...
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Do Olympus OM-D cameras count two shutter cycles per exposure in single shooting?

Inspired by "Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?" This question should apply to most mirrorless system cameras, but I'd like to see an answer that applies to the Olympus OM-D ...
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Flicker Frequency for taking snapshot of monitor

When a snapshot of a monitor with refresh rate 60 Hz is taken with a camera with rolling shutter config operating at 30 FPS, what is the expected flicker frequency in the resultant image? CONTEXT: I ...
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Film counter went backwards while in camera bag

I’m new to film photography and I have a lomo aquapix. ( it can be considered a toy camera ) I shot 18 frames and put the camera into my bag. When I took the camera out of the bag the film counter ...
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Pressed shutter button without advancing the film, did i create a double exposure?

I’ve recently bought a film camera, the lomo aquapix ( it can be considered a toy camera ) I’m new to film photography. I took the a picture and then accidentally pressed the shutter button again ...
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How to find out how noisy the shutter sound of a camera is?

I am looking for a (cheap, used) camera with an almost silent shutter sound that allows decent photos in low light conditions. The main reason for this is to take pictures in churches. How can I ...
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Sony alpha a6000 camera error

My camera encountered a fall and I have the message after pressing the shutter “Camera error. Turn off power and On”. But that never helps! Removing the battery clears the message but the problem ...
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Slow Shutter Speed on Aperture Mode

I'm a new photographer. I have a Nikon D90 taken from my votech that I had been trying out and messing with all night last night. Then today when I go to take some photos, I decide to do a reset using ...
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What happens when the shuttercount of my DSLR is too high? [duplicate]

Yesterday I bought my first DSLR, a used Canon EOS Rebel T5 with a lot if accessories. It has been used 15 times, and I think I’m gonna take a lot of pictures with it, but what happens when I take too ...
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Olympus OMD EM 5 mark I: camera froze while focusing during macro shot. Wont switch on anymore

I have an old Olympus OMD EM5 5 Mark I that is in perfect condition. I use it to practise my photography and also to look cool. I was attempting to take a macro shot; with the target object a bit too ...
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What are the physical limits that determine a camera's flash sync speed?

We know that Flash Synchronization Time represents the shortest time we can use with active flash in order to avoid the formation of a black stripe in our photos. So, it is very good if it is quite ...
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Shutter button depresses all the way, but does not fire the shutter, and the film advance lever is stuck - Konica Autoreflex T

I moved the shutter speed dial while the film transport lever was half-cocked and now the shutter does not work. Shutter depresses all the way and film transport lever does not move from the starting ...
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Is HSS open or closed loop? Does it work in complete darkness?

Some cameras and flashes have support for high-speed-sync for using flash with such high shutter speeds that the shutter is never fully open at the same time in all locations across the sensor area. ...
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Does doubling the ISO reduce the shutter speed in half? [duplicate]

Simple question really. When you double the ISO does it mean your shutter speed needs to be half of the original value to have the same brightness in the image?
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How does electronic first curtain shutter match the second curtain?

I previously incorrectly understood how the shutter curtains work. I thought they move at so high speed that e.g. at 1/4000 s shutter speed, the first curtain first opens very quickly, the shutter is ...
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What's the reason for the different P-mode shutter speeds between the electronic and the mechanical shutter on the Olympus M10 ii?

When I use the P mode on my M10 Mark ii, the shutter speed seems to default to around 1/125 when using the mechanical shutter and to a much lower 1/30 when using the electronic shutter? Might there ...
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Left Side Underexposed on Film Camera

I've been using my grandfather's Seagull DF-1ETM (Chinese equivalent of the Minolta SRT 101) and on some of the photos, the left edge would be under-exposed. Does anyone know what could be causing ...
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My Nikon D90 releases half shutter, how do I fix it?

I have a Nikon D90 camera with DX lens. It started to give some trouble when taking pictures. When I set a focus and press the button to take it, it makes a single sound, but does not take a picture. ...
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Wireless Shutter Control for Sony RX 1

I have an old Sony RX1 - have no Bluetooth build in. I'm wondering if there is a tool out there that can turn my camera to be able to take a take a shot wirelessly. I'm open to any suggestions at ...
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Sticking Shutter on Yashica Electro 35

This is far from a unique situation to be in, but the information on the web is somewhat vague in places. I have just purchased an early Yashica Electro 35, which seems to be in reasonable condition, ...
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Shutterless vs global shutter

Are shutterless and global shutter the same thing? Are they mutually exclusive? Or are they used together in a camera? I have a teledyne IR Calibir 640 camera that is shutterless (based on docs) but ...
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Did Canon remove the possibility to read the shuttercount?

So, I just saw this question and it got me thinking of something I stumbled upon recently. Whenever I get a Canon camera in my hands, I read out its shuttercount using gphoto2 on Linux. What I do is ...
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Do camera sellers ever fraudulently reset shutter counts?

Has anyone ever heard of a camera seller resetting shutter counts to make a camera appear newer than it actually is? Or change the shutter count to lie about it being replaced or refurbished? It ...
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What is the shutter “rate” of the elecronic shutter on various mirrorless cameras?

The shutter rate (coined by dpreview editors afaik) is the time it takes for the camera to expose and read the entire sensor in electronic shutter mode, it is different from the "shutter speed" which ...
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Is my camera used (Shutter count 347)? [duplicate]

I've just purchased a new Olympus E-M1 Mark II from Jessops as Brand New. It's my first semi-expensive camera so I'm looking for opinions. At the moment there is a promotion that gives you cashback ...
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Nikon D3300 shutter error but shutter moves freely

My D3300 shows the “shutter error” and will not record any pictures and it will also not show any live feed. When I have it in manual mode, I can see the shutter flip easily with no issues and ...
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What scale of shutter speeds actually lies behind the numbers? [duplicate]

On nearly every camera I've used, the scale of shutter speeds goes something like: 1s, 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s whereas clearly a scale of ...
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How can I keep the same shutter and aperture for a series of photos, while still letting the camera figure it out automatically?

I want to take a series of photos of a still object from changing locations. All photos should have the same aperture, shutter and color balance to avoid any differences in brightness/color in the ...
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Nikon D5000 error with shutter release and mirror staying up [duplicate]

When I take a photo on my Nikon D5000, it comes up with an error "press shutter release button again". When I do that, it gives me the same error, and my pictures turn black. Also, when I take my lens ...
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What would be causing a thick black diagonal line in front of my camera's sensor?

I have a Canon XTi. On every photo I take I have a thick diagonal black line appear on the photograph. See an example picture: My next discovery came when I selected Sensor Cleaning: Manual in the ...
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DSLR or Mirrorless for Helicopters with doors off?

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm going on some helicopter tours in Hawaii soon, and I'm considering bringing a nicer camera than my cell phone. I've been on helicopters in Hawaii before and ...
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Creating a synthetic image from an original image with a given shutter speed

I have an original jpeg image captured by a camera. I want to change the photo to another image so that the new image resembles the one which would have been taken with a camera with a different ...
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What disadvantages does the Quiet Shutter Mode have?

I'm using the Nikon D3200, which has a Quiet Shutter Mode. As I understand it, the mirror is mainly delayed from moving again during the shot, thus the "quieter" mode. What I'm curious about ist how ...
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How does shutter work on Canon EOS 5 film camera? Will long exposure drain the battery?

I've read somewhere that mirror is held up by some electromagnetic mechanism, and hence will drain the battery quickly when using long exposure. Is that true? It was also suggested to press shutter ...
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Do any curtain shutters run in both directions, without reset between shots?

I understand that a standard curtain-based focal-plan shutter runs either a slotted curtain, or two separate curtains (creating a variable-width "slot") across the sensor. Some models cross the ...
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What could cause a D7000's mirror to flap and “Err” to be displayed when trying to take a picture?

When I press the shutter on my Nikon D7000, the mirror noisily flaps up and down — nothing else happens except Err in display. It's not possible to take a picture and the Aperture and Shutter wheels ...
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How does a camera shutter work?

How does a camera shutter work? What's the difference between the shutter of a DSLR and a smartphone? Does the human eye have a shutter or something like it?
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Canon f-1 shutter and mirror jammed when speed is below 60

i recently have bought a canon f-1 from a thrift shop where it was exposed to dust and sun. the shutter mechanism works correctly (it is not jammed, but i don't know if it has the correct speed or not)...
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What is an “auto electric shutter”?

In looking at the characteristics of a TV-camera called VEC-255-IP, I came across: DIP switch modes: 1) "AES" - auto electric shutter 2) "DC IRIS". What is an auto-electric shutter? Is it different ...

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