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    Nikon F - wind crank little loose

    Hi all,

    I got myself original Nikon F (to have full mechanical body next to F3), and all is working fine except wind crank is a little loose. It winds the film ok, no problem, but question is shall I make some reparation by myself, is there some decent service close to Warsaw, Poland, or just leave it?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    Hi all,

    I got myself original Nikon F (to have full mechanical body next to F3), and all is working fine except wind crank is a little loose. It winds the film ok, no problem, but question is shall I make some reparation by myself, is there some decent service close to Warsaw, Poland, or just leave it?

    thanks,
    Describe "loose." They're actually a bit sloppy compared to the F3.

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    Well I can move the tip of the advance lever about 1.5mm vertically when the lever is at rest just out from the body. 1960 model, never been serviced, and I don't know how many tens of thousands of frames have been shot on it in 50 years.

    Service manuals are at http://arcticwolfs.net/

    That part is fairly easy to adjust/tighten with a few screwdrivers if needed.

    Yes the F3 has less play.
    Bob

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    Thanks for replay . It goes up-down vertically around 2mm - so I guess it is normal.

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    I never thought about it before but I just went and checked my two F bodies. Both the 1968 body and the 1962 body (rebuilt by Nikon in Tokyo in 1979) have that much play in them.

    Ken

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    Even my 1972 and 1973 model "Apollo" F's were the same way. So, not to worry about it.

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    My '65 is about the same.

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    Many thanks to all

    cheers,

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    One 1968 F and one 1974 "Apollo", both have noticeably looser wind levers than other Nikons (or other cameras for that matter).
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa



 

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