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Shutter woes--can you help me?

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by nkw5, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. nkw5

    nkw5 Barracuda

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    Location: Fresno, CA
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    I'm really frustrated! On my past several dives, my camera gets stuck and won't take any pics.

    I'm shooting an Oly 4000 in a PT-10. I can take 1-2 pics and then the camera won't take any more. I can turn the camera off and then back on and take a pic, but it will stick again. I don't think depth is a real factor since I was often shooting under 20 feet in Florida a few weeks back and still having this problem. The camera works perfectly on land.
     
  2. f3nikon

    f3nikon Manta Ray

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    Pressure at maybe the problem. Check all the housing control buttons, they are all spring loaded to return the button back to its normal outward position. A weak return spring on the button may not have enough force to over come the water pressure pushing in.

    Could be possible that a certain button on the camera is kept in a "pressed" position by the housing buttons, so the camera will not operate in its normal condition. Another possibilty is that the oring in the control buttons maybe dry, causing the control shaft of the button to stick.
     
  3. nkw5

    nkw5 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fresno, CA
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    Thanks, f3nikon, for your reply. I really appreciate it! I will check my housing carefully this weekend. I hope I can find the problem.
     
  4. Tsea

    Tsea Angel Fish

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    I had the same problem with my olympus camera in a light & motion Tetra housing that I rented. It took 4 dives to figure it out. It had something to do with the zoom lever. After moving the zoom for your shot, move it back to the neutral or center position and see if this works, it did for me. Could be the pressure at depth combined with a weak spring? Good luck, let me know if it works for you. TC
     
  5. nkw5

    nkw5 Barracuda

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    Location: Fresno, CA
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    Thanks for another good idea of what to try. I loosened the bolt in the shutter lever. Camera worked fine yesterday in 6 feet pool, but I'll try moving the zoom around next time I dive. Only problem is who knows when that will be! I'll let you know if it works!
     
  6. fpoole

    fpoole Manta Ray

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    Yeah on the zoom thing.. Believe it needs to be in the center

    (not to mention it could be batteries being low?) I've had some bad batteries SunPak... try just using copper tops to see if that makes a difference.. probably not, but sometimes the obvious is over looked.
    Hope that helps..
     

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