Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] R5 shutter
From: zappavigna.vincenzo at (Vincenzo Zappavigna)
Date: Wed Sep 8 04:49:28 2004

Dear LUG members,
I have recently had a problem with my leica R5. Setting the shutter speed
at 1/2000 sometimes the shutter gets stuck, in other words the mirror fails
to return to its initial position and the shutter to close. It seems to be
a mechanical problem since by rocking the camera on my hand I can manage
the mirror to release and the shutter to close. Curiously enough this
happens only at 1/2000,  the remaining speeds are OK and according to the
shots I recently took apparently accurate. Has anybody out there an
explanation for this? How could I fix the problem ? maybe by lubricating
the camera. Any hints on how this could be done properly?
  Thanks a lot for your help and advice.

Vincenzo Zappavigna

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