*sigh* Here we go again - Nikon bodies...

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  1. John_Nikon_F

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    Have to do some juggling of my arsenal to cover the repairs of both my backup F2AS and my newly acquired F3P.

    1) Black Nikomat FTn - Camera is in ok cosmetic condition. Needs foam BADLY, and could use a meter overhaul, since there is some short circuiting going on with the shutter speed ring against the ring resistor. Needle pegs itself from time to time. Not much brassing, but it does have some minor dings on the prism. Comes with a chrome Nikomat accessory shoe and a -4 diopter installed. $30 sound fair?

    2) Black Nikon F2AS - probably KEH BGN grade. Minor brassing and a couple small dings on the body itself. Finder has some brassing going on, but works fine. P screen installed. Just been refoamed. 791xxxx serial. Comes with body cap and instruction book, as well as AR-1 soft release. $225, obo.

    3) Nikon F3HP - this may have to go to cover the F3P overhaul. Some brassing. Camera is a little different looking, since there's a DE-5 that has had the paint scraped off the titanium finish attached to said body. No, hot shoe doesn't work as a hot shoe. Can be used as a cold shoe for a bubble level or an external viewfinder, or with a Vivitar 283/285 flash and a sync cord. Camera will be for sale with a regular back and a B screen installed. 1880xxx serial. Body dates from the 1995-96 time period. Due to the finder cosmetic issues, I'm thinking $150 for this one.

    4) Nikon F5 - 3169xxx serial. Pretty nice looking, has a -2 diopter and DK-2 eyecup installed, as well as the weathersealed BS-2 hot shoe cover used on the D3/D4 series digital bodies, and a Really Right Stuff B-F5A quick release plate. Focusing screen is the J-type with a microprism spot, just like what's in the Nikomat FTn. Wish I didn't have to sell it, but have to cover the F2AS meter overhaul that's been done to the prism for my main F2AS and to cover the refoam job on the other F2AS that's listed above. Since I don't have a BF-1A or BF-1B body cap, the camera comes with a 50/1.8 AF Nikkor. Lens is clean, shoots fine, but, if it's allowed to sit, has a sticky diaphragm. I find that it works if I depress the DOF preview before I begin shooting, but it should probably be disassembled and have the oil cleaned off the diaphragm blades. It is the final Japanese version with the rubber focus ring and slide aperture lock, but without the D chip. Instruction book included as well. $350 for the F5 with lens.

    PayPal and USPS Money Orders accepted. If sending PayPal as a goods purchase, add 30 cents, plus the 2.9% fee, please. Would rather sell to US buyers. Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail.

    Pics will be taken within the next 24-48 hours for everything but the F2AS, which needs to be picked up from the shop.

    -J
     
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    Damn, nice price on that F5 and F2 setup. Too bad I already have a million Nikons (with no intent to purchase anymore, you hear me John?!).
     
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    lol, be careful... Your subconscious mind is probably already going into NAS mode hardcore...

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    NAS mode= need Nikon F2 AS
     
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    F5 was traded for part of the repair work being done on my F3P and for some parts to make the F3HP look nice again. F3HP now has a DE-3 finder and a regular film back installed.

    F2AS pics:

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    With the finder being replaced on the F3HP, I do have to bump the price up a little. $175, which is what I paid for it in early June. Also, should mention that the sync contacts on the FTn are disconnected. That will need to get resoldered when the camera is repaired. Otherwise, use it as an ambient light only camera.

    -J
     
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    F3HP pics:

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    Nikomat FTn pics:

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    F2AS is sold. Thanks, GerryM...

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    I'd definitely take the black F off your hands though.
     
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    lol, ummm, you'd have to pry it, and my main F2AS out of my cold, dead, hands.

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    Your black F is awesome. It's all good, I've still got my own F. :smile:
     

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    Looks like a clean one... Just needs the F-36 drive...

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    1960 model. Amazing these are 53 years old and still cranking them out, eh? Great machinery.
     
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    Lucky! I'm now a little envious of your F, Christopher... :smile: Mine is an early '73 build... 7405xxx serial.

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    Nikomat FTn gone, along with a bunch of Nikkormat parts, to Ralph Javins. Only the F3HP remains.

    -J
     
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    Might as well keep it! Solid body and aperture priority!
     
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    Quite true. 'Course, currently at the repair shop is an F3P that I'm having an overhaul job on. Would like to avoid having duplicates... And need to pick up the recently overhauled DP-12 for my main F2AS from the other local repair shop. :smile:

    So, $125+shipping via USPS Priority Mail. Will throw in a used, but working MD-4 if anyone wants it as well...

    -J
     
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    I have 3 F3's, 3 (maybe even 4?) F2s, and 2 Fs, so don't feel bad about having duplicates. ;-)
     
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    I've been years too late to the photography game and so I want, want, WANT an F or some permutation (preferably metered) of the F2. But I'm trying to pay down some debt right now. Maybe in a few months. Until then, my other major Nikons (F4 and N90s) will hold down the fort.
     
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    Still got this F3HP waiting for a new owner... Someone has to want a decent example that works properly. Willing to take $115 for it.

    In other words, [​IMG]!

    -J
     
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    Everything's gone now. Traded the F3HP toward a 50/1.4 AI. The F3P should be fixed sometime in the next week or two. Will be an as is repair, due to the amount of crud found underneath the top cover, thanks to the previous owner's using the camera to photograph boats in saltwater regions.

    -J
     
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