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D7000 shutter curtain - burnt a hole

timroid

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timroid Registered since 08th Nov 2011
Fri 11-Nov-11 03:32 AM

Hi All,

On a recent trip to the mountains - I was taking some shots of the sun in the bright morning. Since, couldn't look through the view finder I used the live view to compose the image. I took around 3-4 shots and none of them were long exposures. I had the 50mm 1.8 attached to the camera at that time.

After that I started noticing bright spots on one corner of the images with a high enough shutter speed (say greater than 1/800). I used mirror lock up in bulb mode to take a look at the shutter curtain and I could see a tiny circular hole in the curtain at one corner. So, obviously at high shutter speeds all the curtain falls quick enough the the mirror doesn't fall at the same speed therefore, during that time lag some light gets in through the hole!

My camera is still under warranty and I was wondering if this will be covered. If not, how expensive will it be to repair/replace the curtain. Also, does any one know of a DIY method to repair the hole without damaging the sensor?

Regards,
Shoumit

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