Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-16-2019, 05:43 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Pentax MX - should the shutter curtain look like this?

Hi,

longtime reader, fist time poster here.
I have only seen cameras where the shutter curtain didnít have a plastic bar across it (maybe because that plastic bar was hidden in the body somewhere.

So my question is: does this look right to you? Or should I be concerned?

Thank you for your help!

Cheers,
Matt

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
 Photo 
01-16-2019, 06:36 AM - 1 Like   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 408
That looks perfectly normal to me... as long as the shutter has only been cocked about half way. If you complete the wind cycle, it shouldn't look like that.
01-16-2019, 11:34 AM - 1 Like   #3
Veteran Member
Ontarian50's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 527
That bar you see is actually made of metal, and it is the crimped-on edge of one of the two rubberized fabric shutter curtains.

A second one is hidden behind it, crimped to the other shutter curtain.

The two overlap while winding film and re-cocking the shutter to stop light from reaching the film. When firing the shutter, one shoots across the film plane first, and the second one follows it - the delay determined by the shutter speed setting. Try firing the shutter on bulb with the door open a few times, and you'll get the gist of it.


With your divider about a third away across the film gate, your shutter is only about a third cocked. With the shutter fully cocked, both metal edges are hidden behind the right side of the film gate. When fired, they're hidden behind the left side.
01-17-2019, 04:50 AM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Original Poster
thanks, guys, that helps a lot!

this is a pic from an ebay auction, so I'll just ask the seller to check it for me. just wanted to see if something's wrong with the camera...

cheers!

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bar, curtain, look, pentax mx, plastic, shutter
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax 6x7 Shutter Curtain not opening. kleggy Pentax Medium Format 17 01-09-2018 02:25 PM
Help, Pentax SF1 Shutter curtain doesn't open. newsjeff Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 02-25-2016 10:56 AM
Pentax K-01 shutter curtain stays open Pentaust Pentax K-01 3 03-06-2015 11:14 PM
Sony A7ii -- what Pentax FF should look like? MJSfoto1956 Pentax DSLR Discussion 59 11-25-2014 03:09 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:18 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top