wrinkled shutter curtain?
KEH has a of cameras (F, F2, FA, FM2 that I've noticed) that are listed as having a wrinkled shutter curtain. Most of these items are also listed in excellent condition. I know from experience that KEH's grading is, if anything, very conservative, so I assume that there is nothing functionally wrong with these shutters. Is that a reasonable assumption?
A little more digging on their site seems to turn up that few of the AF cameras have the listing, while a fair number (7?) of the MF ones do. I'm sure that part of this just that the MFs are older, and I sure can't think of a good reason why AF bodies would be less susceptible to whatever causes wrinkles. Maybe new shutter designs??
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#1. "RE: wrinkled shutter curtain?" | In response to Reply # 0Raf _Belgium_ Registered since 24th Dec 2002Mon 15-Nov-04 10:22 AM
A camera with a wrinkled shutter curtain has a much higher chance to be defective. Uneven travel of the two curtains for example.
it's quite possible that the camera will work perfectly and you'll never notice any problem, but it's also very possible that you will not take one decent picture with it.
Old camera's like the F, F2 and F3 have titanium foil shutters. They can be 'wrinkled' but still working. Most AF camera's have metal leaf shutters and they will most likely be 'total-loss' when damaged.
#2. "RE: wrinkled shutter curtain?" | In response to Reply # 1N80 Charter MemberMon 15-Nov-04 01:10 PM
At least with KEH there is a warranty period. So if you get one, test the exposure with some slides right away.
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