I had one and I was never able get the shutter curtains to sync properly. The second curtain was slow and sticky and I cleaned and adjusted and it never worked. I also have a Fed 2 that worked out of the box and gave me some of my favorite images. My advice is to verify that focus is set properly by shooting wide open at objects near minimum focus and infinity. Shoot at the ranges of shutter speed. Also shoot an image of something of even color like a blue sky. Develop the roll and verify the focus and verify that the second curtain wasn't dragging.