I just bought a used Nikon F3 from B&H Photo. I've noticed there are scratches on my shutter curtain. I'm new to shooting film so I'm not sure if this is serious or what. I've shot 3 rolls of film so far. I'll be developing them on Friday.
Last edited by hyphmngo; 05-01-2013 at 12:37 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Alright. I'm just afraid that being a newbie with film cameras I ended up scratching the shutter curtain while loading a roll of film. And I never checked to see if the scratches were already there when I received the camera. D'oh!
That matte paint on the curtain shows marks pretty easily. Mine looks more or less like that, and I bought the camera new, i know nothing has ever touched the shutter with any force. I suspect that just a film leader dragging across in loading or unloading could cause it. Nothing to worry about. The shutter is titanium foil, as long as nothing has contacted hard enough to distort it, there is no problem.