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12-21-2017, 08:26 AM   #1
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Pentax 67 - weird problem

Hi there, I have a love-hate relationship with this camera. I bought it recently, and this what I got from my last roll of film. Some pics great exposed, some looks like curtain didn't fire properly or mirror didn't fire too. Do you have any idea, whats wrong?

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12-21-2017, 11:22 AM   #2

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Yes, it does look like your shutter is slow. Did you record any of your shutter speeds to potentially isolate the shutter speeds where this might be occurring with greater frequency. A potential test you could do is run a roll of film at different shutter speeds to see if you can isolate the problem -- it might occur only at certain shutter speeds and you might just have to avoid those. Also do this with mirror locked up to rule out any mirror problems.
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12-22-2017, 05:13 AM   #4
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Shutter capping

This problem is called "shutter capping". The first curtain is slow and overtaken by the second curtain. I have experienced this on my Pentax 67 II when shooting at temperatures at or below the freezing point. It happens at 1/1000, 1/750 or 1/500 sec, but is hardly visible at longer shutter times.

1/1000 @ F4.0

1/350 @ F5.6

12-23-2017, 03:39 AM   #5
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