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    Quote Originally Posted by Strokebloke View Post
    PS: The UPS Tracking System is about as much use as a handbrake on a canoe !!
    So's USPS's to, as I know from experience

    Ian

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    FedEx was good when I bought my Shen Hao from Badger. Tracked it from Badger to the local FedEx office, to the airport and in to UK customs, two delivery offices in the UK and on to the delivery van. 10 minutes after I signed for it, it was online as "Delivered". That was about four years ago. Interestingly, FedEx didn't require payment up-front for Duty, VAT and handling charge: they sent me an invoice a week later.

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    I have always found UPS & FedEx to be the very good - as was their respective tracking systems

    USPS & Parcel Force were rubbish - almost as if they were doing me a favour by delivering it

    Last year I was able to track by Ebony from Badger to my door step every step of the way - but had to pay the duty & fees before they would hand over the stuff (no suprise)

    There is a reason you have to pay more to get UPS & FedEx for your courier - for me its a value thing - have I paid a lot of money out already, then the extra cost is peanuts

    Things can and do go wrong with every courier but if you pay for a premium service you tend to get a better standard of customer interface

    Martin

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    Hi Crono.
    Have you got your camera from KEH yet?
    If so, are you pleased with it?
    The last post on this thread was Martin's on the 27th Feb.
    I've been watching to see your post to say that it's arrived.

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    Hi guys,

    have not forget to report it here
    i got it on Friday (so it is just more than 3 weeks), but have only opened the box this morning
    and it took me sometime to check it.

    the import duty was 26 pounds

    so the camera costed me 17x pounds
    i think i can still make some money if i want to sell it :P
    i am not going to do it of cos

    BUT!!!
    there is a problem...
    i tried to mount a lens on, which is the 50 1.4 AI'd
    set the maximum aparture and check the window at the front
    that's all right, it shows 1.4
    but when i look into the viewfinder, it is 2.8!!!
    and all of the aparture readings shows in the viewfinder is 2 stops smaller than i set on the lens!!!

    what can i do?!
    is there a simple way to fix it?
    i dont want to ship it back... sigh...

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    Crono,
    surely what you see in the viewfinder is what is visible to the ADR. The camera can't determine what aperture setting you're using without the ADR, if it's a manual or even aperture priority body. On the lens, does the ADR ring readout coincide with the aperture setting? I've got one lens [admittedly a Vivitar] which has a whole selection of ADR readings, which is quite independent of the aperture ring. And this ADR ring has to be set to coincide with the aperture ring you're using at the time, because the ADR ring is on an adaptor.
    I might be misunderstanding what you're saying; or completely wrong, but as I understand it , the ADR viewer is merely a small port in the body above the lens mount which enables the figures on the lens to be seen as the light is allowed into the lens.

    Pleased your camera arrived, by the way. and that you won't be out of pocket with it.

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    no...
    it doesn't seem to be the problem of the ADR if i am not misunderstanding what you mean

    the lens has 2 rings with aparture readings on it and both have no. from f1.4 to 16
    but the smallest aparture reading from the viewfinder is f32 when aparture is set on f16 on the lens

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    It sounds like a mis-alignment in the camera body, doesn't it?
    Me? I'd take the lens & the body into my local friendly photography shop and explain the problem.
    They my come up with a simple remedy; it's a new camera for you, so you may not 'know' it as well as they may.
    Or, they may be able to recommend a 'fix', which could be a lot cheaper than returning the body to KEH.
    Don't give up on it yet Crono. At least, not until you know what the inconvenience and cost implications are.

    All the best mate.
    Keep in touch

    Jack

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    ok...

    i contacted Sover Wong to see if there is a way for me to fix it
    he told me to take the nikon name plate off and see if there is anything wrong

    i did it, there is nothing i can tell
    so i went a step further to take the whole coupling mechanism off
    and found a gear INSIDE the dp2 finder which couple with the aparture indicator in the viewfinder

    i adjusted the reading to a middle position f5.6 rather than the f11 when i received,
    putting everything back and checked the camera again...

    then the meter is giving me a reading which is 2 stops brighter than what it should be!!!

    i am quite disppointed with my 1st KEH experience now...

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    I would mail Sover Wong [presumably the seller-from KEH] & inform him of the result.
    I would then contact eBay & advise them of the situation and the possibility of a dispute with KEH. [goods not being/performing as described]
    (I presume the seller did not advise you that the aperture reading was mis-aligned - I presume he sold the camera with at least the implication, if not the statement, that all aspects of it worked well and accurately)
    At the same time seeking advise from eBay about sending the camera to a recognised repairer to have the aperture indicature problem corrected

    I would then advise KEH of the outcome of those discussions and your intended course of action to rectify the problem, and advise them that the costs to repair the camera will be forwarded to them.

    I suggest the more you do to the camera, the more you invalidate your claim for a professional repair, with a justifiable claim for the costs to be reimbursed to you, by the seller.

    Others may have alternative advice, based on previous practical experience.
    I would wait to see if anyone else contributes, but in the meantime, contact eBay for advice too.

    Regards,
    Jack



 

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