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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What configuration would limit my DSLR's shutter speed to 1/200?

I'm using a T4i with a 100mm f/2.8L (with macro twin flash). In manual mode, I could select any shutter speed down to 1/4000. However, when shooting the DSLR would set it back to 1/200. Does it depend ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 much does it cost to replace a DSLR shutter?

I own a Nikon D5000 and I've read in numerous places that the earliest part that fails in a DSLR is the shutter. This is rated to 100,000 actuations, and since there are weeks when I shoot 1000 pics, ...
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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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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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Can I take the 4 second photo delay off my Canon 600D?

I'm very new to photography so this is probably going to be a dumb question, but I'm interested in taking photos of the surf in my local area and the waves. I've got a Canon 600D, and when I click 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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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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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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Why do I have to press the shutter button twice to take a photo with my Canon DSLR?

I have a problem with my DSLR, a Canon 70D. When I push the shutter button to take a photo, I need to push it once more to take a single shot. The AF mode is not on self-timer. What could be wrong?
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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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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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What is the difference in purpose between a focal plane shutter and a leaf shutter on a camera?

I inherited my Grandfather's beautiful Graflex Crown Graphic which he used for his entire career as a portrait photographer. (It's the picture on my avatar if you want to see it.) Doing research on ...
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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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What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?

If you were teaching someone new to photography the full stop scales, is there a better way then flat out memorizing these values? Does anyone have an easy way that they remember the scale? Would it ...
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How to find shutter count in my Canon 1100D?

I have Canon 1100D camera used for some time. Can anyone please tell me how do I check shutter count? I tried googling it. Installed some softwares but none gives the shutter count.
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How do I fix my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 from releasing the shutter on a half-press?

I have an older Panasonic Lumix (DMC FZ35) that has worked well for 7 years. Today I found that every time I half-pressed the shutter button to focus, it took the picture without letting me compose or ...
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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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Why are the tops of people's bodies missing from this photo taken with a tablet from a moving car?

My friend recently took a picture with her tablet of two boys riding a bicycle while she was in a moving car. When she viewed the picture, the background was very clear and the bicycle and the lower ...
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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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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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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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Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones?

As I change lenses often I get a few specs of dust from time to time on my sensor and then it just struck me that if you just close shutter when camera is turned off then you could overcame this ...
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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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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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Are there downsides to using a high shutter speed when it's not required?

Is there any detrimental effects to using a high shutter speed for let's say a still picture, provided there is abundance of light. Does it produce better pictures or makes them worse?
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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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How to set continuous shooting on Canon 60D while using Canon remote RC-6?

I am interested in photographing some star trails and have read many articles that say that I should use continuous shooting mode instead of Bulb mode. I tried this last night with my RC-6 Canon ...
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How to tell if a Nikon DSLR is new or not?

I hoped that I could depend on the Exif shutter count for D7000, but Nikon support website explained that shutter count is not trustworthy since it may reset by service centers for different reasons ...
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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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