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1. From : Daniel Holmen (holmendj@uwec.edu)
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Date : 09:23 AM Friday 07 February, 2003

e vail, I know that the motor drive provides electrical power for the camera when it is connected. Perhaps the batteries in your camera body are dead? Daniel


2. From : e vail (evailcody@yahoo.com)
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Date : 05:00 AM Friday 07 February, 2003

We took the motor drive off and now there is no meter reading. All new batteries. We moved and lost the manual. Any help? Thanks


3. From : Daniel Holmen (holmendj@uwec.edu)
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Date : 09:57 AM Thursday 06 February, 2003

Thanks, Roz. I do have the screw cap for the electrical contacts, but I use the camera for shooting snowboarding sequences (the MD-4 is indispensable for this) and also as a general purpose camera (the MD-4 is a little heavy and bulky for this purpose). I plan to put the screw cap over the connectors as soon as I take the drive off, and so hopefully this won't be a problem. Daniel


4. From : Roz (rozkl@hotmail.com)
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Date : 12:59 AM Thursday 06 February, 2003

To Daniel: I have on occasion removed the MD-4 with 'slow' emulsion film inside the camera but was careful not to get strong direct light striking the camera base. So far I have not noticed any light leaks affecting the film edges. It would be safer if you have the camera case base if you intend to use the camera without the motordrive. The original F3 cases are the CF-20,21,22,23D (with the MF-14 databack attached).

I guess your camera may be missing the screw cap covering the electronic contacts. Try looking at a little slot near the MD-4's battery clip (near the open / close tab). It may be there.


5. From : Daniel Holmen (holmendj@uwec.edu)
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Date : 05:47 PM Wednesday 05 February, 2003

I just bought a used F3HP with a MD-4 drive. In the instruction manual for the MD-4, it says that one shouldn't remove the drive when there is film in the camera, as light can leak in through the bottom of the camera. Is is likely for a roll of film to be ruined in this way, or is this a case of Nikon covering their bases if something out of the ordinary happens? Thanks! This board has been helpful to me. Daniel


6. From : David (david_li@hotmail.com)
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Date : 04:30 PM Wednesday 05 February, 2003

I have just purchased an used F3HP with MD4 but it didnot come with a manual, can you help? Can someone email a pdf format copy if possible, thanks.


7. From : Jon (waimairi@chch.planet.org.nz)
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Date : 06:59 AM Saturday 01 February, 2003

Hi Philipp: I can (maybe) add a little to this....... My MH-2 is marked 115/220-240V When purchased new (in some markets) these units came with two power cords - one for 220/240 and one for 115. Most people throw the one they don't use away :( I bought one with a 115V cord to use at 240V...... It was a long time ago but I am pretty sure the top of the triangle terminal is common and one of the terminals on the bottom is for 115 and the other for 220/240. The plug is all molded, etc and making a new cord seemed like it could all look pretty gnarly so I opened up the unit and changed the connections internally so that I could use the existing 115 volt cord. Hope that makes sense. At the moment I am continuous between the top and bottom left terminals (unit upside down), but inside that was the bottom right. (Erk I hope this makes some kind of sense). The other posting stated that the right terminal was nothing. If you make a plug to connect the top to the bottom right you should be good to go for 220/240V. There should be someone out there with a 220/240V cord that can confirm this though before you try it. Regards Jon


8. From : Ron Snyder (studio1401@aol.com)
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Date : 05:55 AM Saturday 01 February, 2003

I just purchased a used F3HP (USA version) in absolutely brand new condition. There is no evidence (not a single flaw) that any film was ever put through this camera, ser #176xxxx. This body came with all caps, plugs, the original instruction book, blank warranty card and even the original box (new condition) with matching serial number, original styrofoam, and translucent white bottom plate protective cover. Cost: $625 USD I have owned five other F3HP's in the past, as well as seven Leica M cameras, Nikon FM, FM2's (many), Nikon AF 6000, 6006, 8008, N90S(3) and an F100 (still have). As nice and convienient as the AF cameras are, they just don't compare with an F3HP, my all time favorite. Glad to own one again and will not part with with it, ever!


9. From : Mike Kovacs (mike-kovacs@shaw.ca)
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Date : 12:29 AM Friday 31 January, 2003

OK Philipp I have some info for you regarding the MH-2 power connections. Mine is marked on the back 115V 50/60Hz, so I don't own the European model. I don't know if they are the exactly the same. Pin assignments, back with plug facing up, plug facing towards the top. Top Pin: Plus or minus Left Pin: Plus or minus Right Pin: not used The plug isn't polarized so its just a simple +/- arrangement.


10. From : Georgios J. Politis (gpoli@tee.gr)
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Date : 10:54 PM Thursday 30 January, 2003

Congratulations for the very good work you have done in this website. I recently bought a F3 HP camera and MD4 motordrive. I am in search of the instruction manuals in PDF format. If someone would be so kind as to e-mail these to me, I'd be most grateful. Thanks a lot in advance Georgios J. Politis (gpoli@tee.gr)


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