Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,688   Posts: 1,548,750   Online: 1232
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    jaimeb82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    312
    Images
    31

    what cold be wrong with this AE-1

    My wife has this camera since HS and I inherited due to my latest addiction to the analog world, that being said, the camera may need a CLA, but I purchased a nice 55mm FL f/1.2 from the Classified section here in APUG. I went out and did take a test roll. I didn't know how to use the FL lens very well in term of exposures, but the photos came with an weird lines in most of them, but not in all of them.

    I am guessing light leaks, the guy at the camera lab told me it looks like double exposure. I am going to put a link here to some of the pics.

    Can anyone identify what the problem is?
    Does anyone thinks it could be the new lens?
    Did the lab screwed up?

    I am definitely going to test another roll, but it will help to know if someone saw this kind of problem before.

    Vamos APUG!


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flaseando/3650489320/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flasean...n/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flasean...n/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flasean...n/photostream/

    the following pictures don't seem to have that problem, or I don't see it

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flasean...n/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flasean...n/photostream/
    Last edited by jaimeb82; 06-22-2009 at 07:04 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: forgot links!
    "Art is a lie that enables us to tell the truth" -Picasso
    http://www.jaimebermudez.com

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Richmond VA.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,860
    I do think you need a CLA. I not sure but I think it might be curtain hanging up.

    Jeff

  3. #3
    Rol_Lei Nut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hamburg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,118
    Quote Originally Posted by jaimeb82 View Post

    Can anyone identify what the problem is?
    It's a Canon...

    Sorry, couldn't resist!
    ;-)

    More seriously, I recently CLA'd my favourite camera for giving the same result and that solved it. Also, the effect was only visible on about 1/3 of the frames.

    I am assuming that the AE-1 has a horizontally travelling shutter, otherwise it is something totally different.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

  4. #4
    JBrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    6,780
    It is an outside possibility, but it could be the battery or the contacts. The shutter can act dodgy or the camera can seem to jam on the AE series if the voltage is low or erratic.

  5. #5
    jaimeb82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    312
    Images
    31
    Yes, the curtain travels horizontally and it seems to be the problem because many of you are pointing at this problem, I did not think about the curtain at all or about the battery at all either! I remember changing it about 2 years ago when I dusted off the camera from my wife's parents basement to see if it worked, but I didn't use the camera that much during those two years. I think what I will do next is buy a new battery and do a test roll, It seems cheaper than a CLA

    Thanks for the feedback.
    "Art is a lie that enables us to tell the truth" -Picasso
    http://www.jaimebermudez.com

  6. #6
    Rol_Lei Nut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hamburg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,118
    The battery/contact scenario should be checked out (my camera is purely mechanical).

    If the AE-1 has a purely mechanical speed (often the flash sync speed - AKA the dead battery speed - if in doubt, take out the battery and try), try shooting a number of frames with that to rule out any electrical problem, though in my camera, the banding was worse at some speeds than at others.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

  7. #7
    JBrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    6,780
    I have purchased two very excellent "jammed" AE cameras for a pittance that simply needed a new battery! (shhhhhh)

  8. #8
    jaimeb82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    312
    Images
    31
    Any 6V battery will do?
    "Art is a lie that enables us to tell the truth" -Picasso
    http://www.jaimebermudez.com

  9. #9
    JBrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    6,780
    Quote Originally Posted by jaimeb82 View Post
    Any 6V battery will do?
    6V PX28A or equivalent.

  10. #10
    Andrew Horodysky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northern New Jersey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    220
    I typically buy a silver oxide 6V (S28) for my F-1N, which is the same battery used for an AE-1. Like some of the other postings-recommendations, above, see if a new battery does the trick. Also, take the camera in for a check-up/cleaning/calibration; it's got to be done periodically, anyway. Good camera; you'll enjoy it!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin