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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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No release shutter w/o lens option Rebel t7

I just got a 500-1000mm lens by Opteka and it came with a T-Mount but whenever I put it on it says “No Lens Attached” and I googled the problem and it said I had to enable “Release shutter w/o lens” ...
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Why is my Nikon D5100's pop-up flash only lighting parts (top/bottom) of the frame?

I'm using a Nikon D5100 with a shutter count pf only around 7k. Now when I use it with the pop-up flash, only the thin top part or thin bottom part is flashed, the rest would be black or dark. I tried ...
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Canon 7D - shutter Will Not Fire and Menus Disabled When Auto-Focus Is On

When I set the shooting mode to anything but automatic(eg., M, TV, SV, c1, c2, c3), and the lens is on the camera and is set to auto focus, I cannot fire the shutter or view any of the screens. ...
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How do you turn on the electronic shutter?

How does one activate the electronic shutter of the Sony a7r2? Google seems to indicate that I put it in silent shooting mode.
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Bronica ETRSi not winding film/firing shutter correctly

I've recently acquired a Bronica ETRSi and I'm having issues with it (1) Winding on the film and (2) Firing the shutter. I'm wondering if anyone might have any suggestions. There are 2 levers on the ...
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Why am I getting dark edges on my pictures?

I started taking pictures with an Olympus om-4. My film was ISO 800 and I was shooting in bright sunlight so not optimal circumstances. I mostly used shutter speed 2000 and f-stop 2.8-5.6. About half ...
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What is the major difference between aperture and shutter?

There is some thing which I get from google is: Aperture controls sharpness and focus of photo and also how much light enter in camera. Shutter is how much time shutter open and get light into light ...
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Canon 5D Mark IV is taking pictures on it's own

The preview on my Canon 5D Mark IV sometimes won't show. When I click on the preview button, the camera takes pictures instead?? Electrical breakdown??
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Which shutters are exactly similar to NKS FB/Prontor S?

I have been searching for spares for my Yashicaflex, Since NKS shutters are so rare and we cannot find spares for it, what shutters are similar to NKS FB/Prontor S, which is easily available for ...
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How is uniform exposure achieved when using a leaf shutter?

When a rolling shutter activates it exposes the sensor through a slit (vertical/horizontal) - I can see why every bit of the sensor is exposed for the same amount of time. The "exposure slit"...
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Removing "banding" lines caused from using silent shutter

I was shooting with a Z6, and I had the silent shutter on for my first couple of shots. From what I understand LED lightbulbs can cause this, but I quickly caught it, and changed back to a mechanical ...
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How the Nikon Z9 electronic shutter works?

The Nikon Z9 is the first professional photographic camera with no mechanical shutter, only electronic. So what's different about it from previous generations that have allowed this, and why it haven'...
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Should I expect a new-to-me large-format shutter to require maintenance?

I recently bought my first large format lens, a Fuji 180mm with Copal No. 1 Press Shutter, for about $180. The lens is great, but the timing mechanism of the shutter can be heard seizing up for speeds ...
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Why does my camera have a delay before shooting?

I have a Nikon D7200 with a AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm lens. For some reason, when I take a photo, it opens the shutter for a second then closes it; the photo produced is when the shutter closes. I'm ...
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Leaf Shutter Life Expectancy

I have been hearing that even though leaf shutters are relatively expensive, they also last longer than other kind of shutters. Can anyone debunk this?
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What are the pros and cons of mechanical vs electronic shutter?

I recently bought a new camera that has a choice between using a mechanical shutter or an electronic shutter. (A Panasonic FZ300 if it matters.) I tried taking a few pictures each way and I see no ...
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Black line/stripe on my camera

I was taking some pictures on my camera a Nikon-D3100 when I noticed a black line appearing at the top of the photos, doing a bit of research I thought it might be a problem with the shutter, could ...
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Is my image exposure off due to shutter problems?

I've recently noticed an issue with my dslr regarding exposures. Most of my time is spent using shutter speeds under 1/100s for landscape photography but the other day I was trying to under expose a ...
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I have no image on my Canon PowerShot Pro1 camera

I have no images on my Canon PowerShot Pro1. When I press the shutter nothing happens. The monitor and viewfinder displays the info.
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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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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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Why does the shutter work only without film loaded on a Minolta X-370?

Using a Minolta X-370, what does it mean if the shutter advances and releases without film but it 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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