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    Nikon FM2n Jams on 1/30

    Hi

    I have a Nikon FM2n which seems to work fine and really smoothly, until I move the speed dial onto 1/30 sec. It then lets me take the shot, but the shutters remain open and the mirror is locked up and I can't wind the film on. The only way to unjam it is to move the shutter speed dial to 1/500. Then the mirror drops and the curtains close. It seems to work perfectly on all other speeds.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Edit: Actually the same happens on 1/4 and I have to move the speed dial to unjam it. This mainly unjams at 1/60, but sometimes I need to turn the speed dial to other speeds to unjam it.
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    Couple of questions. Is this a new camera to you? If not, how long have you had the camera and when did this start happening?
    It sounds like a problem for a repair person and if the shutter needs replacing you may be better off getting a different FM2n. Just a suggestion.


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    Yep, new to me.

    I think I'll send it back. Repair is not worth it.

    Thanks.

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    If you can return the camera...do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundabout View Post
    Hi

    I have a Nikon FM2n which seems to work fine and really smoothly, until I move the speed dial onto 1/30 sec. It then lets me take the shot, but the shutters remain open and the mirror is locked up and I can't wind the film on. The only way to unjam it is to move the shutter speed dial to 1/500. Then the mirror drops and the curtains close. It seems to work perfectly on all other speeds.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Edit: Actually the same happens on 1/4 and I have to move the speed dial to unjam it. This mainly unjams at 1/60, but sometimes I need to turn the speed dial to other speeds to unjam it.
    Sounds like the slow speed governor is dry, a simple enough fix (if that is indeed the problem) with a CLA.
    But if you just bought the thing and it's doing this, return it.

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    Thanks folks.

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    happened to me with an FE. IN MY CASE, a simple battery replacement did the tric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    happened to me with an FE. IN MY CASE, a simple battery replacement did the tric.
    Alas, that won't work here. The FM2n only uses the battery for the meter.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

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