Setting ASA (ISO) on Nikkormat

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by David Brown, May 21, 2004.

  1. David Brown

    David Brown Subscriber

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    I have several SLR's, and can figure out most. I just got a Nikkormat
    FTN - a bargain I couldn't pass up - and I have figured out everthing
    except how to set the film speed.

    There is a scale on the bottom of the lens mount with what looks like
    a sliding indicator, but I can't get it to move. Is there a trick,
    might it be stuck, is there another way? I didn't want to force it!

    I posted this on the rec.photo and got a couple of good answers, but nothing that's worked yet. I apologize if you've seen this question before. And if you answered me in the rec, you don't need to here!

    Would posting a picture help?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. harveyje

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    There should be a small knob attached to the asa ring which will allow you to change settings. It is located near the bottom of the lens mount ( six o'clock).

    John
     
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    If I recall correctly, you need to gently press it in towards the center while rotating/sliding it.
     
  4. skahde

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    Locate the Tab to adjust exposure times. It has a silvery knob at its end. Pull this knob out to unlock the ASA-indicator.

    Stefan (with a broken FT2 on his shelf)
     
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    I have a FTN and I just stick my thumb nail into the middle of the little black thing just under the lens mount and push it to whatever asa I want. It's rather hard to push so don't worry.