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05-14-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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MZ-50 shutter

Just wondering if anyone has seen a fix for this.
Mz-50 shutter wont go fully closed , that is all the way to the bottom.
As soon as the camera is turned on it emits a motor sound for about 1 sec and with the back open I can see that it's trying to close the shutter fully. This also happens with the press of any button.

First photo is a good MZ-50 shutter.
Second is the bad one.

05-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Can you get it to fully open in bulb mode? Then you could check for any bits of debris in the shutter channel...
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The MZ series where known for having a plastic gear in the film and shutter advance machanism that would get shredded over time.

The repair was to replace the plastic gear, preferably with a metal one.


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While I was looking at it, one of the flat ribbon cables broke so it has now been binned.

Thanks anyway.


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