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    Back then, the brain was in the photographers head and not in the camera . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    fstop, As you see from the quote, I was aware of the purpose of this idiot proof feature. Of course, anyone unaware of how a covered lens would affect aperture priority has already missed the point so why implement it?

    Of course in Nikon's final manual focus SLR - the FM3A, they smartly left this feature out of it. They also smartly left the extra locking mechanism need to open the film back . . .
    My coment was somewhat tongue in cheek as FAs are coming out of closets and either the owner or the heir forgot or don't know how it works and dump them cheap.

    How many ebay auctions start with "This was my father/mothers camera I dont know if it works"... or "its stuck on 250th"
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    They should have a tongue in cheek icon!

    I'm with you as those simpler cameras are actually not so simple as it means more work on the photographer's side of the equation.

    I've picked up a few of these bodies that were "jammed" but only needed fresh batteries - or batteries put in correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    fstop, As you see from the quote, I was aware of the purpose of this idiot proof feature. Of course, anyone unaware of how a covered lens would affect aperture priority has already missed the point so why implement it?

    Of course in Nikon's final manual focus SLR - the FM3A, they smartly left this feature out of it. They also smartly left the extra locking mechanism need to open the film back . . .
    I think the point of the locked 1/80 has been somewhat forgotten. Nikon was really thinking about the danger of adding automation to their F line, and trying to avoid shooting themselves in the foot- a situation I can think of (one I've been in too many times) is shooting with flash in the dark, loading film by feel; if the camera just starts going in A mode right away, you could get into trouble; A is one of the locking spots on the dial after all (although so is X). Obviously everybody wants something different, but I like a predictable number of frames, so I know when I need to switch cameras or fit in a film change.

    I also like the lock, when lots of bodies, bags & lenses are swinging around, it's insurance. I've opened the locked bodies so many times, I have to go through an extra little tic to open something like an FM now.

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    [QUOTE=Markster;1467852]Question about the shutter count: If a camera gets a full CLA, ought the odometer be reset to zero?

    P.S. I'm still waiting for somebody to make that DIGITAL-MODUL-R for my Cannon AE-1P! It REALLY shouldn't be that hard. Even if the end result is $6000 USD like the Leica version.
    It really is that simple, and that awesome, and that important... and yet still lacking![/QUOTE

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    For a company to research design manufacture and market a digital back for a camera that's been discontinued for more than 20 years that can be bought for buttons on e bay would be financial suicide, even Kodak wouldn't have thought of that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    ....even Kodak wouldn't have thought of that one
    Bahahahhahahahaha!!!!!



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    There had been motorized cameras that secure the rewind in way that one needs a tool to activate this function, but that tool has been ommitted:

    remedy:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum52/1...d-secured.html

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