Study: Bookshel(l)f, 25 February 2017
Recently events have led me to believe that my camera of choice, a Pentax K-3 that has been my workhorse for two years or so, has become a curmudgeon. The shutter curtain has taken to erratic sticking. That it happens more when it is cold only reinforces the notion that the camera is a grump. With a bit of spare time over the weekend I embarked on a testing program to better understand the "stickiness". Testing involved a long slew of rapid fire and bracketed exposures. What I was able to isolate is that the shutter curtain does not stick when the particular lens I typically use, a Tamron 10-24 mm zoom, is disengaged from the body.
Very curious, says I. Additional fiddling determined that gentle nudging on the lens body, particularly with a warmer camera, would temporarily alleviate the shutter stick. Good to now I have a bit of a workaround, but the accountant in me said start saving up for a new lens. Equipment, man, you can never seem to have enough.
So here is a gratuitous shot I took while testing indoors, getting a handle on light and exposure. Enjoy!