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07-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Super A / Super Program won't fire.

I was in the midst of a shoot today when my Super A won't fire.

I took two shot with it in AUTO and after I changed the lens, it won't do anything when I depress the shutter release. I took the battery out and reinserted it and it still won't do anything.

So I took out the film and battery and used those in my back-up ME Super. I returned to the Super-A a few hours later and all is fine again.

This camera had been my most reliable for the 3 years that I owned it. I had another Super-A that gave me some blank frames when it is very cold. However after the incident today I kind of lost faith in Super A / Super Program.

Are there known age-related issues with Super A / Super Program cameras? I rarely use A-setting but it is nice to know I can if I really wanted to.

07-28-2012, 03:37 AM   #2
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if the shutter start to open, then you feel it's block, then it mean you have to change the battery.

It took me lots of time to discover it.
07-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Agreed with aurele: these are very reliable cameras, and most likely your batteries are hovering in the marginal range. That means the camera will work unpredictably until you put a fresh pair in. I can't be 100% sure, but it is very inexpensive to find out.

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