Fixed the 500c/m; apparently a "sync" issue. Got the gist of the problem, but am hard pressed to determine exactly what I did during cleaning/prep that caused the issue...
The F5, for its part, apparently suffered only cosmetic damage (a nice crease along the left front of the body and a battery holder that - glued together - does not align as snugly as it once did). No damage to the lens mount and the electronics all check out. Meanwhile, Nikon in Toronto has yet to render their verdict on the 28-70ED...
Today I broke a Minolta MC W.Rokkor-HG F2.8 35mm lens trying to open it, and clean oil off of the aperture blades. That is why I registered to APUG!
I hope you learned something. Take the parts off the junk camera first.
Originally Posted by MFstooges
Kinda like replacing the transmission fluid in your automobile. Loosen the refill plug first before draining the transmission.
tim in san jose
Me too. I will never break anything I am working on again. I have finally worked out I am not capable of fixing things so will not be trying.
Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
Aftermath/Consequence of the 28-70ED's Faceplant:
Originally Posted by BradleyK
"Repaired the aperture operation. Replaced the bayonet mount. General check and clean."
Total cost of failing to properly tighten leg of Tiltall prior to mounting camera: $411.60
A lesson learned.
broke apart a dry plate holder attempting to remove a plate . ... at least i saved the broken bits
Broke a Nikkormat FTn top cover removing it from a junk body after the screw stripped out. Parting out three FTn's. If anyone needs parts to undo their damage, I have'em.
I don't wanna talk about it. Let's just say it involved a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 SC, and leave it at that.