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Have you ever messed with digital large format? The samples here are pretty crazy. Exposures take a long time though, and everything has to be completely static.
Doubt I'll ever get my hands on one since they're by no means abundant and I don't really have the desire to screw with a scanning back.


I see. What medium format back do you have now?



I ordered an Olympus XA on eBay a while back to pretty much be a purse camera/backup. Got it in the mail today and it doesn't work. The shutter won't fire. Why do people sell stuff that's obviously broken as working? I've run into this kind of thing before.
 
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Put a battery in it, dummy.
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lol omg if that fixes it then lachen.giflachen.giflachen.gif
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Put a battery in it, dummy.

It has new batteries in it. The check says they're good. It refuses to fire though, and if i put it on self-timer, it just keeps beeping and flashing the led forever.

Also, the rewind button is stuck pushed in, preventing it from winding the film. I have a feeling this is what's causing the shutter to not work.
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Good ol' eBay.
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Had the battery on the charger now for quite a few hours and it still shows orange/yellow. Hmm.

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does it blink at all? if so, how many blinks? In some chargers, its' two colors: yellow and green. Yellow/orange blinks once when the battery is 25% charged, twice when it's 50% charged, 3x at 75% charged and green when it's fully charged (with my battery at least). Can you take the battery of the charger, put it in the camera and check the battery level there (usually in the menus under battery information)
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No just sits at yellow. If it does blink I don't see it. I put it in the camera a while few hours and it said two bars, but it wasn't fully charged. I don't think the battery is bad, and I'm pretty sure it's authentic, but guess I'll find out.

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Okay, so the top LCD reports two bars... so it's not 100% charged. It's possible it's an older battery, may be slower to charge, or may simply not hold a complete charge anymore. It can happen.

Try shooting with it for a while and seeing how long the battery lasts; luckily, batteries can be relatively cheap to replace (some knockoff batteries work fine and are a fraction of the cost of an authentic Canon battery). I'm sure someone here can recommend safe brands to stick with (I'm personally paranoid and only shoot OEM batteries/grips) but I could probably think of a couple too if it turns up that it's poor battery performance.
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No just sits at yellow. If it does blink I don't see it. I put it in the camera a while few hours and it said two bars, but it wasn't fully charged. I don't think the battery is bad, and I'm pretty sure it's authentic, but guess I'll find out.

$40 for a new LP-E8 from Canon on Amazon, not the worst bullet to bite, Photive LP-E8 is $15, good reviews, still wouldn't attempt it as I'm like MistaBernie, they can work but if your one of the ones who has problems well then your SOL.

On a related note my D40's original EN-EL9 finally stopped holding a charge 2 months ago, purchased it in late 06 or early 07.
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