I have about a dozen FE and FM cameras and a gaggle of Nikkor lenses - I have ONE combination that causes an issue...
One particular FE cannot be used with my Nikkor 28 3.5 - The camera works with every other lens I have and the lens works with every other camera I have. I discovered this by accident the other day as I usually use all these bodies for various emulsions or to quickly shoot with various focal lengths on the same emulsion. This was the first time that ONE FE met with the 28 3.5.
The problem is that the 28 3.5 has one of the very long black painted metal shrouds compared to other lenses and the mirror on this FE seems to contact that piece during shutter release. Everything returns to normal when I dismount the lens and fully release the shutter. I tested on every other FE and FM body - only this one has and issue and for the life of me I cannot see a difference.
Anyone every heard of this kind of thing before? Is the 28 3.5 and its deep protruding shroud/guard a common issue with mirror swing tolerance? Any ideas on how I might deal with this myself without paying money as FE bodies are dirt cheap for now (I am trying to corner the market though). The body in question has NO focus issues even at 1.4 with an 85mm so it doesn't seem to be any sort of mount or mirror alignment issue as far as I can tell with my eyes and typical images that I make.
This is not a big deal but I don't want to have to keep track of it down the road and it has my curiosity up.