Problem with Nikon FM2

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by sunsesame, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. sunsesame

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    I've been having a problem with my Nikon FM2
    Often the shutter release will not press... as if I have already taken a photo. When I push the film advance lever the shutter seems to open and close.
    This doesn't happen every time, for a few shots it will function normally.

    Anyone know what's going on?
    Your help would be really appreciated.
     
  2. Nicholas Lindan

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    Sounds like things are gummed up or there is a broken spring or sum such. Best to send it off to a competent repair service. If you post where you are located I'm sure people will chime in with the names of services in your area.
     
  3. AezranHakim

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    Yeah, sounds like a broken spring :S
     
  4. BobD

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    I had one that did the same thing. It's broken and repair would likely cost more than finding another working body.
     
  5. LyleB

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    Then you buy another body with a different problem and is still dirty and gummy.

    Get a CLA/repair and have a good dependable camera for years to come.

    Garry's Camera Repair in Illinois has done a fair amount of work for me with zero problems. About the cheapest I've found as well with a very reasonable turn-around.
     
  6. mgb74

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    I agree completely with LyleB on this one. FM2s aren't particularly cheap, so you're better off having your's repaired. I too have used Garry's Camera Repair (including an FM2 as a matter of fact) and been pleased.
     
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    From other recent posts, the OP seems to be in Toronto. If so, contact Winball Camera Repair--great work, especially on MF Nikons.
     
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    Winball is not good

    I am very disappointed with Winball. They cheat.