My Nikon FE locked up??

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  1. stradibarrius

    stradibarrius Member

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    I was half way through a roll of film and the shutter of my FE locked up. the mirror tripped and the blades in the lens tripped but the shutter did not trip and I cannot advance the film. I rewound the film and inspected the inside and nothing obvious jumped out at me.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Hi, maybe the battery? Try it on the M90 speed setting.

    Jon
     
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    Damn, that was it!!!! I love this camera and I was afraid something had really happened to it.

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yea,dead batteries are a real heart stopper.
     
  5. Kiron Kid

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    Go with the lithium batteries. They last MUCH longer and are impervious to extreme cold.

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    Is there a replacement for LR44 ??
     
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    The Energizer 2L76 lithium and Duracell DL1/3NB lithium Batteries are fantastic replacements for the Nikon FM, FE, FE-2, etc. They last MUCH longer that stacking the two tiny alkaline cells.

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    I agree...The (Energizer) Lithiums are the way to go. I use 'em (AA) in my Nikon F4s, with no worries.