Nikon F strap eyelet replacements?

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  1. Tom1956

    Tom1956 Inactive

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    Does anybody know where to find new strap eyelets, or lugs, or whatever they're called? Or does anybody know if ones off a Nikkormat can be salvaged to put on a Nikon F? Thanks.
     
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    You can buy some strap lugs off eBay. I doubt they'll be the same, but you can find many different varieties there.
     
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    Thank you, but I don't mean the strap rings. I mean the eyelet posts that protrude from the camera itself. They get wormed out and thin and prone to break.
     
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    pretty sure that's a repair a tech has to do -- unless they just unscrew -- you could try and see, I guess. Or find a repair manual somewhere.

    If they do, no doubt nikon has them in stock at the usual nominal price...:smile:
     
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    It's some amount of disassembly to replace them, but I've done it before.
     
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    E. von Hoegh Member

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    "Strap Lugs". You can reinforce then by turning a steel sleeve and brazing it in.
     
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    Strap lugs on the Nikon F are bolted on from behind, and the nut is sealed on with a silicon sealant.
     
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    Or, not as rugged. Brass tubing from your local hobby emporium if you don't have access to a lathe.

    If you can find 'em on the bay, the later ones had steel inserts and didn't wear.