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Mechanical shutter exercising day

Posted 28 April, 2009 in Kit/Equipment

Shutter lubricants get hard or gummy if they sit for too long, so it’s a good idea to give your shutters regular workouts to keep them working smoothly. It sucks, but it helps avoid sticky shutters, which cause ruined photos and expensive servicing. I try to fire each of my shutters about 20 times on every speed (30 on the slower speeds I don’t use that much) once a month or so.

Today is my shutter workout day, lucky me!

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