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1. From : David Booth (davidbooth3@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:59 AM Friday 19 December, 2008

I own an Nikon F4 which has a built-in diopter in the viewfinder, which of the other F series also has a diopter??
Regards
David


2. From : don (donanddik@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:27 AM Friday 21 November, 2008

Hello, I bought two clip on light-meter vertion I and III for NIKON F prism top from ebay. I have no idea how it works. Is there anybody have the instruction manual or using method share to me? With many thanks.


3. From : David (dado90@msn.com)
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Date : 11:56 AM Sunday 09 November, 2008

i *fixed* it... turned the aperture as the lens started engaging with the body and it did it :)

thanks for the help!


4. From : Rick Oleson (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 06:53 AM Sunday 09 November, 2008

That is a much less common problem, I wonder if your lens has been disassembled and put back wrong.


5. From : David (dado90@msn.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:56 PM Saturday 08 November, 2008

thanks for the quick reply

it appears to be stuck at f16. when i remove the lens the aperture stays closed at that, resetting to f1.4 when the lens clicks in, but it still always stops down to f16 whenever i press the DOF or shutter :/

i guess its a faulty connected on the lens aperture ring.. anyone know of any cheap repair services in the UK?


6. From : rick oleson (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 11:14 AM Saturday 08 November, 2008

Hi David:

Batteries are not the problem, all they do is make the meter needle move in the viewfinder window.

It is normal for the aperture blades not to move when you turn the aperture ring, when the lens is on the camera; however, they should close down when you press the DOF button, if the lens is set to any aperture other than wide open, and you should also see them close down when you operate the ring when the lens is not on the camera. You don't mention what aperture setting the blades appear to be stuck at, but I assume they are stuck wide open. This often happens with older SLR lenses, it is caused (generally) by oil getting onto the aperture blades and making them sticky. It is corrected by disassembling the lens, removing the blades and cleaning them. It is not a very expensive job to have done, and any repair service can do it.


7. From : David (dado90@msn.com)
Url : http://
Date : 04:30 AM Saturday 08 November, 2008

hi, i've just bought a photomic T and have a little problem with it.

i dont think im coupling the meter and lens properly. i'll fit the lens, but whatever aperture i select (even though its connected to the meter) the aperture will stay the same for the capture. its also the same with the little aperture preview button above the mirror lock button, whatever aperture i select it will always be the same.

AND, when the lens isnt on the body the aperture still wont change, is this normal for nikkor lenses or is mine broken? :(

havent got batteries for the meter yet, dont know if that explains it.

any help would be greatly appreciated,
David.


8. From : Rick Oleson (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 12:43 AM Sunday 19 October, 2008

Hi DS:

Like many others, you have heard a myth. There is not, and there will never be, a digital back to fit your camera. There have been one or two digital backs developed for 35mm cameras, notably one for the latest models of Leica SLRs... but for the price of one you could buy a collection of new Nikon DSLRs and get more satisfactory results. Digital backs will never be developed for older, discontinued camera models.


9. From : D Scoobbs (scoobbs43@gmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:34 AM Friday 17 October, 2008

I heard about something called a ´digital back´´... a kind of ´gadget´ that would ´transform´ a Nikon Ftn, for instance, to a ´digital camera´.
Can anyone email me any information about such ´gadgets´. Any info will be greatly appreciated... I´m trying to extend the life of my old-faithful Nikon F
Thanks in advance.
DS
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10. From : Doug (gallery@bisonbronze.com)
Url : http://
Date : 08:12 AM Sunday 05 October, 2008

I have a Nikon F Photomic Tn body that I purchased in Tokyo in 1968. #6757536, it has the Nippon Kogaku Logo and is excellent condition. Where can I find its current value. An information you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,


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