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    I managed to acquire a bargain grade F2 body with a DE-1 prism (all in black) for what I consider to be a good price. Now my plain-prism F has a friend
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    I stillhaven't worn out my first Nikon FMyet; yetroughly 250,000 exposures and still tikk'n,but I'm working on it.The trouble is,I fell in love with MF.
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    Does anybody know how to get hold of one of these wire-wound parts so I can install it myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Does anybody know how to get hold of one of these wire-wound parts so I can install it myself?
    You mean one of these?

    http://soverf2repair.webs.com/Cds.htm

    Maybe Sover will sell you one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815) View Post
    You mean one of these?

    http://soverf2repair.webs.com/Cds.htm

    Maybe Sover will sell you one.
    Thanks, Richard. But I was asking about the resistor, not the CdS cell, but I'm just as tickled to know I can get new cells. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Thanks, Richard. But I was asking about the resistor, not the CdS cell, but I'm just as tickled to know I can get new cells. Thanks for the link.
    Oops. Well, sorry, and you're welcome! :-)
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    I have two F2 bodies and neither of them are working even after various attempts at repairs. I've since upgraded to the F3 and am having much better luck with these two bodies. I prefer the F2; they just feel better in my hands, but no use using a camera that at any given time may or may not work. I haven't decided what to do with my two bodies, I'll probably sell 'em to KEH as beaters next time they are at the Pasadena Bargain Camera Show. If I can get at least most of what I put out for repairs, then I'll be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmarc View Post
    I have two F2 bodies and neither of them are working even after various attempts at repairs. I've since upgraded to the F3 and am having much better luck with these two bodies. I prefer the F2; they just feel better in my hands, but no use using a camera that at any given time may or may not work. I haven't decided what to do with my two bodies, I'll probably sell 'em to KEH as beaters next time they are at the Pasadena Bargain Camera Show. If I can get at least most of what I put out for repairs, then I'll be happy.
    Who tried to repair them?
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    Richard, I sent one to Sover Wong right after I purchased it for an overhaul. I don't know if it needed one or not, but I figured if I sent it in regardless, it would serve me well for years to come. Well, after I got it back I started getting the tell tale signs of shutter bounce. I didn't want to go through the expense of shipping the camera back to Sover (I'm also in CA) so I dropped it off at a Nikon Authorized repair place in Woodland Hills. They "fixed" the camera and gave me a six month warranty. About 4-5 months in the problem came back so I dropped it off once again. They kept the camera for about five months because they said they couldn't find parts. So I picked up the camera and contacted Sover. Sover was wonderful in that he offered to repair it even though it was long out of his warranty and he even paid for the return shipping. However, when I got the camera back I photographed an immigration march and out of about 30 36 exposure rolls, only a handful of frames came out. Most were horribly under exposed or unexposed. I didn't want to bother with it anymore so I picked up another body and that too has a shutter bounce
    (or shutter break) issue that I took to another new repair shop where I got the run around. There is a great repair place in Culver City that have done some CLA on my F3 bodies (as well as yet another shutter bounce repair, I seem to have really bad luck with this issue in these older cameras). They do repairs in house and they told me they could work on my F2's and I was tempted to give them a try, but with my F3's doing good, I don't see the point although like I mentioned above, I like the way the F2 feels over the F3. Besides, as we all know parts are getting more scarce and I suppose at some point with a limited number of bodies out there and some being used for parts they may just not be able to be serviced anymore.

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    Does anyone still use their Nikon F2 regularly?

    Thanks for all the detail. I see your perspective. I'm lucky in having two F2 bodies that work well and obtained at very reasonable prices. But I'd be using my F3 and giving up on my F2 if I experienced what you did! Bummer. Sounds like
    it needs a full blown shutter replacement.
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