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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Shutter speed calibration

Is there a way to determine a camera's actual shutter speed? If the shutter speed is a bit off is it possible to calibrate your camera's shutter on your own? I own a nikon fm2 film camera.
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Why does my shutter count increase by 3 or 4 with each shot?

So I've noticed this strange behavior with my Nikon D5100: each shot increases the shutter count by 3-4 steps. For example shot 1 — shutter count in EXIF is 19205 shot 2 — shutter count in EXIF is ...
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Can Low speed shutter damage Camera in Bright light?

Can low speed shutter like 20sec in "Bright Light Condition" Damage the Camera? "Bright light condition" mean artificial lights and Indirect sunlight. Just like a picture tooked in a bright room with ...
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Stuck shutter does not go fully down - Nikon D3100 [duplicate]

the shutter does not go fully down. The photos have a horizontal line on the top. Could you please advise?
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Upgrading D5100 - do any of the DX format Nikons have a quiet shutter?

I'm thinking to upgrade my D5100 for three reasons - More pixels WiFi Quieter shutter release Right now the D7500 is the front-runner because it still supports my DX lenses, and I do take my camera ...
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How to take photo of water splash without photo getting dark? [duplicate]

I just got my beginner DSLR (Nikon D3300) and tried to take a photo of a water splash. I read about aperture, ISO and shutter speed and I know if I set high shutter speed I need to set low aperture ...
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Canon Rebel t4i shutter stuck

I have a Canon Rebel T4i. The last two photo shoots, the shutter almost sounds stuck. It goes off very very slowly. The battery is fully charged. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Minolta SR-101 Shutter stuck (?) but film advance lever works

I own a Minolta SR-101 35mm film camera and have been using it for a while and have had no problems with it. Recently, when I take a picture, the viewfinder goes black (usually when I'm shooting with ...
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How many Shutter Clicks on a New Camera considered normal?

How many Shutter Clicks on a New Camera considered normal? I purchased a quotes new Nikon D750 and checked the shutter count and it has 264 Shutter Clik count on it. Is that suspect of a ...
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T2i Shutter not operating properly in manual mode

I have taken thousands of pictures on my seven-year-old Canon T2i with no issues. Then, out of the blue, I am finding that when the camera is in manual, T, AV, P or A-DEP mode, I have to press the ...
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What causes electronic shutter to be permanently selected on an FZ300?

I have a Lumix DMC-FZ300, my silent mode is off. The flash and shutter type are both grayed out and my shutter type is stuck on electronic shutter so my flash won't work. How do I make it so neither ...
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What is the shutter release delay for a 5D Mark III?

I want to build a sensor for my Canon EOS 5D III that automatically takes a picture whenever a lightning strikes. I know that you can as well simply keep the shutter open and set the aperture etc ...
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How do I make my a77 go back to a single shutter click when I press the shutter release?

Sony a77 camera. Has started clicking several times when I push shutter button and then display says "processing" for a few seconds. I would like for it to go back to a single shutter click and ready ...
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How many shutter actuations are too many? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade my Canon 5D to a 5D Mark III but I'm also on a budget. I got interesting offers from photographers upgrading to the 5D Mark IV, the problem is the shutter counts are well above ...
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How long can a shutter be cocked before it is damaged?

I have a Minolta SRT-101 for 35mm photography. I always cock the shutter right before taking a picture, however, if I decide not to take a picture what harm will it do if I have it cocked for longer ...
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Why won't my EOS M5 take a photo in SCN/HDR mode with a manual lens?

Sometimes I press the shutter button of my Eos M5 and it just. won't. take. a. photo. I know there are some 'obvious' reasons for the camera to refuse taking a picture, like having not enough light ...
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How does the position of my camera affect how the shutter performs?

I have a Speed Graphic Pacemaker. I suppose that everything works fine, except for the focal plane shutter at the back. All the speeds seem to be accurate when the camera is sitting normally, but when ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each shutter mode of my Sony α7R II?

I recently got my Sony α7R II. Coming from the Sony α7R, I'm happy that the shutter isn't as obnoxious anymore in any mode. Additionally, there's the option to have it all electronically ("silent ...
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Yashica TL-Electro - mirror locks up at slower speeds, shutter partially jams

I have recently acquired a Yashica TL-Electro film camera. Unfortunately, there are two problems with it. First one is that on very slow shutter speeds (1 second - 1/30 second) the mirror gets ...
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What is the origin of the iconic shutter sound in TV/movies and on phones?

It's on phones, and it's also used in TV and media, but where does the sound actually originate? On phones, iPhones especially, taking a picture or a screenshot will result in that sort of "click" ...
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What are the principles for setting a dslr camera to capture motion blur while panning with a moving subject? [duplicate]

When following a moving subject carefully by panning the camera, I want to keep the subject steady in the frame and avoid any vertical movement while panning. The goal is to capture the object of the ...
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I can't get the aperture to stay at f/4 and shutter speed at 1/1000 in manual mode on a sony a6000

When I set the aperture and shutter speed on my a6000 in manual mode the aperture always changes when I take the photo. I am using a sony 24-240mm lens f/3.5-6.3. It does the same in aperture mode. ...
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DSLR shutter delay with wired remote trigger

I would like to know if there is some shutter delay after an external trigger is issued via wire on a Canon DSLR (I am interested in the mid-range models - 300D, 350D etc.) The wired trigger sends an ...
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Automatic exposure fusion

First, I am not an expert in photography, but a programmer. I am currently programming a camera for Exposure fusion, mixing maybe 3 images with different shutter speed. I am looking for an optimal ...
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How can I enable shutter release without a lens on a Canon EOS M3?

I'm trying to use a reverse lens adapter for macro pics, but the shutter does not work. I understand the pins are not in contact. I have heard there is an option in the menu to release the shutter ...
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Leaf vs Focal plane shutter - Is there is difference in image captured?

Other than flash sync speed compatibilities, is there an impact on the image taken with a leaf shutter as opposed to focal plane shutter? Since the middle of the image is exposed ever so slightly ...
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Does image stabilization counter shutter shock?

Image stabilization counters physical motion and thereby decreases blurring of images. Shutter shock is also physical motion so it might be corrected by image stabilization. However it might also not ...
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Digital camera shutters

I'm researching different cameras and I've come across a question that I can't find a straight answer to. How do shutters in digital cameras work from a photographer's perspective? Firstly, does a ...
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Is there a way to display ISO and shutter speed in live view on a Nikon D5300?

I just bought a Nikon D5300. Is there a way to preview the frame with its ISO and shutter speed (in live view) before taking the picture?
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Film photography, accidentally pressing the shutter button

I am new to film photography. I have an old Praktica MTL3. I have properly loaded the film, and took some shots. Then I accidentally clicked the shutter button, before winding the film. Will that ...
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Canon EOS 1200D gives shaky star shots

I have a Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5. I'm an amateur phtographer and still learning. After reading a lot about astrophotography, I tried my hand at it. I took a trip to a relatively dark place, set up on ...
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Canon T3I Shutter sometimes will not work

My Canon T3I on occasions will not take a picture. I will snap a shot then try again giving adequate time and it will fight me on taking the picture or just not release the shutter at all no matter ...
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Inconsistency in camera shutter

I was watching this slow motion video of a camera shutter and the scene at time 2:49 puzzled me. All of the mirrors flipped up in sync except for the one in the bottom left shot of the 1/2000s which ...
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Why does my shutter only work in the Scene modes, but not Auto?

I have a Nikon D3100. The shutter does not work in many of the settings. In auto it will not work (when I hit the button it will pop the flash up and blink but not take the pic) but it does in ...
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What is a double shutter camera?

I did a google search and came up with nothing for this question. A scientific PIV paper referenced to a double shutter camera, but there is no explanation on what this is. Any help is appreciated. ...
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Will doing timelapses break my camera?

I was planning to do some timelapses in the near future, until I realised that if I leave my camera taking pictures for a week or 2, I will soon reach the max number of shutter count and my camera ...
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If a rolling shutter travels from top to bottom, why does this image seem to show skew in the other direction?

In the picture below you can see that the rolling shutter moves downwards...i.e., it exposes the light to the sensor from top to bottom. . So the information that the sensor recieves is a bit ...
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Life expectancy of an electronic shutter

I just came into concerning about the shutter life of a DSLR. The two curtains gradually wear and tear along with a number of up down movements, right? But, what about a non-mechanical shutter, ...
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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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Hacking a DSLR shutter (Nikon D800)

I work in an optics lab, where we need to block and unblock lasers rapidly. For this we currently use custom built shutters with razor blades that move ~1mm. These are annoying to build and tricky to ...
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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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Why does using the viewfinder on my Nikon D3200 prevent autofocus from locking and the shutter from releasing?

I just bought the camera less than a week ago and I was happy with it until things went wrong. I woke up one morning to take photos and noticed that when I pressed the shutter button, it didn't ...
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How to prevent a stuck shutter on my t5i

I just had my shutter stick open, I was able to get it working again but how do I prevent it from happening in the future. I was shooting with a 70-300mm lens on a 10 second exposure. As an ...
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What is a leaf shutter?

Recently I saw an advert for the phase-one medium format camera system, in which they mentioned that it could sync to flash at any speed, because it had a "leaf shutter" What exactly is a leaf ...
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Is shutter lag a one-off loss?

I would like to confirm if the shutter lag is a loss that is only suffered for the first frame in Burst-mode. Is this correct? I had the impression it was an indication of how slow the the shutter ...
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Can I fix my Nikon FE's issue of auto firing after advancing (bottom curtain doesn't come up)?

Video description of the problem: https://youtu.be/DdRkNx93_rc Without pressing the shutter release button, the camera auto fires. The bottom curtain doesn't come up at all. Mirror is locked up too. ...
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Nikon D3S - Controlling CMOS image acquisition time [closed]

Is there a way to achieve the following sequence? open the shutter, wait until it is fully settled in open position, clear the CMOS sensor (remove accumulated charge), start collecting photons, ...
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How can I use a remote shutter release during IR photography with a D3s without leaking into the image?

I'm using a D3s for infrared photography. I'm trying to use a shutter remote to take the images, but the remote's IR-emitting LED/photodiode is emitting enough light to leak into my image on the ...
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How do I activate the shutter on a Schneider Kreuznach 135/3.5 Xenotar for Linhof?

I can not get the shutter of the Schneider Kreuznach 135/3.5 Xenotar to open. I tried to explain what I know in this picutre: Anyone any idea? I'm afraid I don't have a manual for the lens and haven'...
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Can trap focusing damage the shutter release system?

Trap focusing requires the photographer keep the shutter pressed (point#6 below) until the object appears at the point where camera is pre-focusing. Set custom setting #A5 to AF-ON ONLY Set ...