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Fujifilm Klasse Shutter Broken

leotimoney

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Hi, I have a Fujifilm Klasse 35mm point and shoot but the shutter will only open fully when aperture is set to f/2.6. As I change the aperture up the size the shutter gradually decreases e.g. when set to f/16 (the biggest on the camera) the shutter barely opens. When I first got the camera the shutter barely opened on every f stop, sent it away to get fixed and now its like this. Will be contacting the store again, but thought I would ask the photographers on the internet what they thought the problem may be! Please help!! Thanksf:16 shutter size.JPG
 

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If you are speaking about the iris as shown in your image here, that is not the shutter. The iris controls how much light is let in and the shutter controls how long that light is permitted to hit the film. f/16 is the smallest opening of the iris, whereas f/2.6 is the largest that the iris will open on this lens.

It should be wide open when at rest and should only close up at the instant you click the shutter while taking your picture. Unless you have dialled in an override somewhere, my guess is that there is dirt or oil in the aperture blades which is causing it to stick.
 

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Aaaah, brilliant! Thank you Roger. It just looked the same from when I first tried to get it repaired so assumed it was still the shutter. Guess I just have to put in a roll and test it out! Much appreciated.
 

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G'day Leo

Roger has given you the good oil mate ... here's a bit more and a tad technical

a) Your pic shows the front of the lens as "F=38mm" meaning that the lens has a focal length of 38mm ... (focal length = distance between the optical centre of the lens to the film) ie: all well and good
b) The aperture number shown with an "F" ... 2,8 or 4 or 8 or 16 ... is the lower number from a fraction ie: F8 diameter is 1/8 of the focal length = 1/8 of 38mm or about 4-1/2mm in diameter

Because it is a fraction of the lens focal length means that interchangeable lens cameras can achieve consistent exposure between lenses as the user changes them when the subject requires a different lens. While your camera's F8 is about 4-1/2mm diameter, for a 200mm lens for an interchangeable lens camera, the F8 diameter would be 1/8 of 200mm or about 25mm diameter

Hope this helps
Phil
 
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