F100 film alignment

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by mrred, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. mrred

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    I have a frame alignment problem on my F100. On every roll (just started), there are many frames that overlap. Is there something I can do, or is this a precurser to the repair shop (or replacement).
     
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    It probably isn't a replacement just a full service. Like vehicles, they do need a bit of care now and again. It is possible that the film leader is sliding over the teeth on the sprocket and it may be something simple like a spring needing tension or replacing.
     
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    Are any of the sproket holes damaged? If they ae then the film is slipping over the sproket teeth.

    If not then it's a worn gear, and a repair shop job - IF parts can still be found!
     
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    Repair for sure. As for parts, Nikon Canada had parts for a F5 and also for a F3 as of last year. The F100 should not be a problem.
     
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    I wonder what Nikon would charge? No knobs missing, so it must be in internal thing.
     
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    If the camera was purchased in Canada, the repairs are usually pretty reasonable. Gray market cameras will be a bit more expensive. You can send it in and they will look at it and quote you before they do any repairs.
     
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    The problem with Nikon is there is a minimum charge, which I do not know what it is. When I brought my F6 to them, about a year ago, they walked away with $450 of my cash and didn't state what that minimum was. That job was worth it, as replacing it was double or triple that price. The issue I have is the F100 is really only worth about $250 to replace and I already have a parts bin on my shelf.
     
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    If you dont want to drop too much, the n90s could be another idea, its much cheaper than the f100 and is pretty close feature wise.
     
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    I would agree with this. I have, like and use both. I "think" their min charge is $200 for repairs. I have an F100 with the tab on the aperture ring broken. The est. was $200 to replace. Picked up a replacement F100 here recently from a member in better shape with many extras.
     
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    Yeah, just bought one from a freind that is a pro. I guess problem solved.