This problem is hard to account for. Sometimes a body with impact (to
the front mount) will exhibit tightness in the ss dial, but it would be
constant or at the same point and wouldn't necessarily get worse.
Henry Devereux wrote:
> Has anyone experienced a stuck shutter ring with one of the OM-series
> cameras or more specifically, the OM-2S Program? I bought one last
> weekend for a very good price. At the time of the purchase,
> everything worked fine although the shutter ring was a bit more
> difficult to turn than I had expected. Having no experience with
> Olympus cameras, I thought that this was typical (I shoot primarily
> with EOS stuff). Anyway, everything worked well until yesterday when
> the shutter ring got progressively more difficult to turn. Today, it
> got stuck on the 1/8 sec. setting. Is this a typical problem with OM
> cameras? If anyone has experienced this problem before, is this
> something I can fix myself? If I shouldn't attempt to repair it
> myself, what should I expect to pay to have it fixed?
> Aside from the stuck shutter ring, everything else works perfectly.
> I've shot several rolls with it using Program, Aperture Priority and
> Manual/Spot metering that all turned out perfectly. The meter is
> accurate when compared to my handheld meter and my EOS 3.
> I can't return it because I bought it at a camera show out of town and
> don't even know the dealer I bought it from. I didn't ask for a
> receipt because at the time it was working fine. And for $90
> including a clean 50 mm 1.8, it was well worth the risk. Any
> thoughts will be appreciated.
> Henry -----> hldevo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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