Sticky shutter release button on Yashica Electro 35

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Fountainhead, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Fountainhead

    Fountainhead Guest

    I recently obtained a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. I've run a couple of rolls
    of print film through it just to test it out. I'm failry impressed. The
    lens seems sharp, and the exposures are good. The only thing that
    bothers me is that after pressing the shutter release button, it seems
    to stick very briefly in the depressed state, before popping back up.
    Not terrible, but only slightly annoying. It doesn't affect the actual
    shutter operation. Does anyone have any ideas on how I may safely
    rectify this? I don't want to do anything to put the cameral at risk,
    because as I said, it otherwise functions perfectly.

    Fountainhead, Sep 12, 2003
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    You could try loosening the screws holding the top cover on, and try to
    seat it again. It might be sticking due to a slight misalignment. However,
    if that does not do it, then you may have some corrosion, or lack of
    lubrication causing the problem.

    I have torn down and reconditioned two Yashica GT cameras. These are
    similar to your GSN. The shutter button is a long piece with several
    contacting parts along the travel. ONe of my GT cameras did have a sticky
    shutter button, though mostly from being misaligned.


    Gordon Moat
    Alliance Graphique Studio
    Gordon Moat, Sep 14, 2003
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