E-PL5 records only black frames

Started Dec 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP gazonk Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
Re: E-PL5 records only black frames

Guy Parsons wrote:

Take the lens off and look in the front while shooting a few shots, check that the shutter mechanism does its usual dance of open for live view, closes at shutter press, opens for the exposure then closes for a while to unload the image then opens finally for live view again.

Hmm it seems the shutter is the culprit after all: I set it to 2 seconds, and what happens is that the shutter closes at actuation, but stays closedfor the exposure time and then opens againĀ 

Well, we don't have a chance to bring it to repair right now, so we could just as well leave the battery out for 24 hours to give it a last chance...

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