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Shutter speed fixed at about 30 seconds?

Cookies35

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"Shutter speed fixed at about 30 seconds?"

Cookies35 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2007
Thu 09-Aug-12 02:50 PM

Went to see a used D700 yesterday evening; looked like a beautiful beast.

(Boy would I luuuuuv to "upgrade" to youse guys's forum!!!)

When I tried the camera out, however, the shutter didn't close until about half a minute (perhaps even longer) after it opened. It didn't matter what program I used, or whether I set the shutter speed manually, or what shutter speed I set it at. The shutter just wouldn't close until what felt like an eternity after opening.

It goes without saying that the pictures were garbage. What was really and truly strange is that the pictures were all dark.

Has anyone heard of this? Is the camera defective, or am I missing something??? I ask not only on behalf of myself but also on behalf of the current owner. He'd rather not be selling something at all if it is indeed broken, but he can't easily afford to send it to Nikon to get it assessed.

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