View Full Version : super symmar XL 110 (shutter speed)

Jon Miller
9-May-2000, 02:58
Does shutter speed vary continuosly from 1 sec. to 1/400th sec. Or, do the speed s change discreetly from click to click (number to number)?

Michael S. Briggs
9-May-2000, 03:08
This a function of the shutter, not the lens. Most likely, you have a Copal shutter. They are only supposed to be used on the discrete click stops, so you can only vary the speeds in one-stop steps.

Pete Andrews
9-May-2000, 11:19
Neither Copal nor Compur mechanical shutters allow repeatable intermediate settings. There is an internal cam arrangement in the form of a ring with a number of steps in it like this ___/ . At each step internal gear train positions and/or spring tensions are changed to give the required open to close delay time. If you catch the cam halfway up the slope of the step, there's a chance that you'll get an intermediate speed, there's also a chance that you'll get a cog half-engaged and get an entirely wrong speed while grinding the teeth of the gear.