New Body shell for an older Nikon

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by bmac, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. bmac

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    Hi!

    I broke the door off of my beloved Nikon N70 over the weekend. Not sure how it happened, I came down off of a large rock after a hike and the door was flapping in the wind! Anyway, I called the Nikon Parts people and they say they can sell me a new shell for the complete camera for under $20. Has anyone here replaced the shell on their camera before? I am wondering how much work I am looking at. I am pretty mechanically inclined, but am a little hesitant to start working on this electronic beast.
     
  2. Prime

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    I'd suggest buying the shell and taking it to a repair shop (not just a camera store, but a bona fide repair-shop). Twenty dollars is not a ton of money, and they probably could transfer the electronics easily. I'd get a quote first, though.
     
  3. bmac

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    Well, I ordered the body from Nikon. The price went up 2 bucks over night. After taking a look at my body (the camera) I am going to be able to swap doors pretty easily.
     
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    Lousy rock!
     
  5. bmac

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    You're telling me!
     
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    Just a quick followup. I received my "Shell" from Nikon this morning. IT turns out it is only a plastic shell for the door. I am going to have to transfer over the pressure plate and a few other parts. Shouldn't be too much of a problem though. and oh yeah, the price was different from the two previous quotes I got from them... $17.70 [​IMG] Nikon is crazy...
     
  7. bmac

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    Sorry, I', a space cadet today. I meant to include the Nikon Parts Department contact info in my last post...

    Nikon USA Parts Department
    19601 Hamilton Ave
    Torrance, CA 94502-1309

    ph 310-516-7124
    fx 310-719-9782
     
  8. jowillie

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    bmac,

    Nice shots on your site. What lens (es) are you using on your N70?

    Thanks
     
  9. bmac

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    Thanks. Most shots on the site are from my Mamiya RB67. For the nikon, most used lenses are 50 1.8 and 28 2.8.
     
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    Your "Pigeon Point Lighthouse" is a wonderfull photo, one of the best I've ever seen!
    Cheers
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    Sorry to hear about your problems, but it looks like you have it sorted out. I used to have an N70, but gave it away; I found I couldn't live without the depth-of-field preview. Since I shoot primarily 4x5 I didn't want to spend a lot of money, and settled on an N80; it turned out to be a great camera.
     
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