Nikonos V Service

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    Does anyone here in the braintrust know where I could get a nikonos V serviced? It seems that in the last couple of years everyone has stopped doing it. At some point in the last few moves my Nikonos-V body (I still have everything else - :confused:smile: seems to have vanished and before I replace it I'd like to know it I can get it serviced still.

    Otherwise I'm probably going to have to look at something in a housing, possibly mirrorless. Bleh.:sad:

    J.
     
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    I'm not sure, but they can't be too difficult to survive, i'm sure someone still does it. If you get one from KEH, and it doesn't work, send it back and get another one. I've done that very thing before.

    Also, i'd be interested to know where they can be repaired as well.
     
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    I don't know for sure, but helix in chicago has a lot of underwater stuff AND a repair department, they can help I'm sure.....helixcamera.com
     
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    Or try Zacks in Providence RI.
    BTW, they are an APUG sponsor.
     
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    Bleh, and Meh. Indeed !

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    Technically a Nikonos is mirrorless
     
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    Bob retired a couple of years ago, partly because Nikon ran out of maintenance kits. All the places I knew of that used to service the camera stopped for the same reason. All the places I found through google and contacted have also have stopped. I guess I'lll just have to go down the list.

    One of the issues is that the internal o-rings do wear out, leaving the camera vunerable to floods. Unlike your typical land camera you can't canabalize an old broken body for spares since the o-rings will be aged out. It's bit of an odd beast in that regard. Buying a body from KEH will still need an overhaul before I take it to 125' ft.

    I'll try some of the suggestions, and keep googling.
     
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    :laugh: