Skip to comments.Some Nikon D600 DSLRs Not Closing to the Apertures They’re Supposed To (warranty issue)
Posted on 12/06/2012 6:31:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
The photograph above shows two D600 DSLRs. The one on the right is defective, while the one on the left isnt. Both cameras have their aperture setting set to f/8.
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I just picked up a Sony A100 DSLR body, used for $225.
Works like a champ.
I am so happy!
Just looking at those lenses I would have guessed the one on the left was at f/11 or even f/16. The one on the right looks more like f/5.6.
That is a serious flaw tho.
I can remember back in the 70s I had a really good camera repairman. He once told me that very few camera shutters actually produced 1/1000th of a second when set on that. Typically it was more like 1/700th.
Get moving, we are waiting for some pictures!
That may be a while.
One of my favorite subjects
That is a beautiful gallery. Everything around here is cluttered with signs and wires unless you get out in the boonies.
I wonder if that work’s with flat screen LCDs?
The guy went crazy with effects, but it is a great subject in autumn and winter.
That is interesting.
My repairman had a shutter speed tester. The screen on it looked sort of like a radar screen but was green.
It would test all kinds of shutters but it worked the same way described in your post. You took off the lens and held it up to the screen and it would give a readout as to the exact shutter speed.
Why does the title say some when it is only one camera with the defect?
I just bought a new P7100 Nikon . Blows away the Fujifilm crapola camera I had before .
Anything over 250th are done electronically. The CCD controls the amount of light absorbed. The mechanism doesn’t have to move any faster now, and the times are digitally managed so they are consistent.
I noticed after electronically controlled shutters came out they went from fairly inaccurate to dead on at all speeds except the fastest.
That was because they could electronically determine exactly when a certain speed occurred and set it there. The fastest setting would often simply not get to the correct speed so it would not be accurate, but still be close enough.
For some reason, that picture reminds me of a girl I dated once.
I didn’t write the article.
They couldn't fit all the defective ones in the frame.
“He once told me that very few camera shutters actually produced 1/1000th of a second when set on that. Typically it was more like 1/700th.”
He was right. Which is why some of us used tests to determine how the camera actually worked using spotmeters and machines which would read the density of the exposure on different films. Working with film was a blast, endlessly entertaining.
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