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four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 01:18 AM

The shutter in my 19-month-old D7000 took a dump on me two days ago. 26,550 actuations. I vote Nikon owes me a new shutter.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Spot%20the%20Violation/D7K_4500-1.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Spot%20the%20Violation/DSC_6751.jpg

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#1. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 0

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Thu 06-Sep-12 11:31 PM

Wow, that's self destructed!

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four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Thu 06-Sep-12 11:35 PM

Tell me about it. Whatever it is, it's only secured at one end. I'd really like to know WTH it is.

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#3. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 2

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 07-Sep-12 12:17 AM

It's a shutter blade. The shutter needs to be replaced.

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four eighty sparky

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#4. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 3

four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 12:19 AM

>It's a shutter blade. The shutter needs to be replaced.

Why is a shutter blade only secured at one end?

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 07-Sep-12 01:23 AM

I don't know. That's how they're made. Why does it matter?

Alan

blw

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 07-Sep-12 01:45 AM

> Why is a shutter blade only secured at one end?

Because the fastener at the other end has broken.

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jamtins

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#7. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 6

jamtins Registered since 03rd May 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 09:23 AM

So much for the vaunted 150,000 actuations.
Mine died at just on 27,000.
Not worth replacing, I'll wait to see what is announced for the D600.

If there are two that passed on to the wreckers below 30,000, some folk out there have cameras that must go to 400,000 or more to keep the "average" at 150,000.

It is attached at both sides, and the blades are separated by tiny little 'washers', its a wonder it works at all I fear.

Hope you can get it repaired under warranty.

DJ

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jadiniz

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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010
Fri 07-Sep-12 10:04 AM | edited Fri 07-Sep-12 10:04 AM by jadiniz

Sorry for your loss, I'd hate to be in your shoes. On the other hand, what a great excuse to jump FF and get a D600 in a couple of months!

Mine is going strong and just passed the 50.000 mark.

Anybody collecting statistics on this model?

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four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 10:19 AM

>> Why is a shutter blade only secured at one end?
>
>Because the fastener at the other end has broken.


What fastener? Where? I see no evidence this was ever attached to anything.

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aolander

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#10. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 9

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 07-Sep-12 11:08 AM | edited Fri 07-Sep-12 11:09 AM by aolander

The shutter blades are only attached at one end. The other "fastener" isn't broken because there isn't one. Here are a couple of image/diagrams of Nikon shutters. These are from older film cameras, but are similar in design.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Shutter-Blades-N5005-N6006-1B999455-5-sets-/220674313795#vi-desc

http://imaging.nikon.com/history/legendary/rhnc11shut2-e/index.htm

Shutters travel vertically, FYI.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 08-Sep-12 05:59 PM

Hi David,


>Not worth replacing, I'll wait to see what is announced for the D600.

Having the shutter replaced will be significantly cheaper than buying another D7000 new or even used at a great price.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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ricwawa

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ricwawa Registered since 20th Apr 2012
Sat 08-Sep-12 06:03 PM

is the sensor still ok?

four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Sat 08-Sep-12 07:41 PM

>is the sensor still ok?


No way to tell. It's locked in a mirror-up / shutter jammed condition.

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jamtins

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jamtins Registered since 03rd May 2011
Tue 11-Sep-12 08:58 AM

G,day,

You'd be right if I didn't live in australia.

I once shipped a camera to the US, for repair and it cheaper to cover the costs than get it done locally. That is part of the amazing world we live in.

So I've taken the philosophic approach and hold on to the cash, and drop it all on a piece of equipment that might be more reliable. And it will have that 'new' feel anyway.

Regards

DJ



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jamtins

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jamtins Registered since 03rd May 2011
Tue 11-Sep-12 09:06 AM

How amazingly inexpensive.

Those little brass bushes on the end of the end are my problem.

Pity I don't have enough expertise to whip out the old and pop in the new.

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PAStime

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Tue 11-Sep-12 09:58 AM

>Pity I don't have enough expertise to whip out the old and pop
>in the new.

Maybe you could leave the camera as is and become very proficient using content-aware fill in Photoshop

jamtins

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jamtins Registered since 03rd May 2011
Wed 12-Sep-12 09:04 AM

Too true,
But I just think its easier to actually take pictures. But I guess I'm just an old fashioned photographer type.

DJ

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four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Tue 18-Sep-12 01:29 PM

Just got the bad news. The shutter's bad. (DUH! http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Emoticons/roto2gaydude.gif) $250. I approved the repair.

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kippford

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#19. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 18

kippford Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Feb 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 04:12 PM | edited Tue 18-Sep-12 04:14 PM by kippford

I have that same black line over all my shots after 1200 shots. the line is horizontal but it looks exactly the same. Back it goes again.

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four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Thu 27-Sep-12 04:47 PM

>Just got the bad news. The shutter's bad. (DUH!
>http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Emoticons/roto2gaydude.gif)
> $250. I approved the repair.


Just picked it up from the hospital. Surgery was $260 with the gubbamints' finger in it.

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#21. "RE: Well, Ca-RAP!" | In response to Reply # 20

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Thu 27-Sep-12 05:19 PM

Glad your baby's back.

G