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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.
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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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    oh...
    the camera is from KEH, a camera store from USA, not their ebay store
    i sent an email to them in regards of the problem, for whatever reason... i am not going to ship it back to the US...

    Sover is a F2 specialist in UK
    he gave me a quote for the service already and it sounds reasonable
    so i am going to send it to him...

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    This is a transaction you're unlikely to forget, isn't it?
    Hope Sover sorts it for you, without too much additional expenditure.
    Let us know how you get on.

    I bought my FM2n from the States & have vowed that I'll never buy anything [of significance] Stateside again.
    The camera's great, but it cost me a packet.

    Regards,
    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strokebloke View Post
    This is a transaction you're unlikely to forget, isn't it?
    Hope Sover sorts it for you, without too much additional expenditure.
    Let us know how you get on.

    I bought my FM2n from the States & have vowed that I'll never buy anything [of significance] Stateside again.
    The camera's great, but it cost me a packet.

    Regards,
    Jack
    But better than a stick in the eye!

    Steve
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    But better than a stick in the eye!
    Infinitely better than a stick in the eye, Steve.
    As I said, the camera's great.
    The last 5 photo's in my gallery were taken with the FM2n.

    And I've since got an FE [from this side of the pond (at half the price) :rolleyes:] and that's even better.

    I really do like the F Series Nikons.
    And I really do like 35mm as well.
    Last night I took some RAW images on the a200. Somehow it just wasn't the same. Very convenient. No real effort. And I guess that says it all. Out of 32 shots taken, I eventually finished up with 12 shots saved, edited and stored. I can't afford to be that cavalier about the way I shoot film.
    I have to get it right; first time.
    So, it's much more satisfying: knowing that you've put the effort in to create the image that's not going to need 20 minites spent manipulating it.
    More & more I'm becoming a film buff

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strokebloke View Post
    I bought my FM2n from the States & have vowed that I'll never buy anything [of significance] Stateside again.
    The camera's great, but it cost me a packet.

    Regards,
    Jack
    If you buy internationaly you are always taking a calculated risk.

    We all know that.

    What we all have to do each and every time is work out if the risk is worth the reward.

    With 2nd hand stuff, the risk is quite large, with new stuff almost no risk at all.

    I bought quite a lot of LF stuff from the USA last year when the dollar : pound was 2:1 and saved quite a lot.

    However, the cost of buying internationally is always greater than first appears, so the cost savings are never quite as large as you imagined they might be.

    You pays your money and you takes your choice

    Martin

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    How "ugly" is ugly? (buying from KEH.com)

    There's a prism finder II for an rb67, something i've been eying intently at since i bought my rb, for pretty cheap on KEH. But its listed as "UG". After losing an auction for the same prism on ebay to some *insert fun word here* guy who sniped me at the last minute, i'm getting a bit impatient. Is buying an "ugly" item worth it?

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    Never bought any "ugly" items from KEH but my understanding is that they have obvious problems and/ or defects which may not let you use same until you CLA or fix the item. Some items even if fixed or CLAd will still look "ugly" due to heavy use. Read carefully the description provided by KEH for these classifications.
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