F3 Problems- Need Advice

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Wm Gardner, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Wm Gardner

    Wm Gardner Guest

    Need some advice here...... My main body for shooting color has suddenly
    developed a problem. The self-timer wants to work all the time now (well,
    actually most the time). Not such a big deal when it is on the tripod, but
    any other time this is a major problem. Naturally I have tried turning the
    timer on-and-off several time but no change. Oddly enough, if I fire a few
    shots of the course of a minute or two it seems to stop for a while.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Spent $400+ in repairs on this body a
    couple of years ago, reluctant to fix it again. What does anyone else think?
    Could start looking for a F4 I guess......

    Thanks in advance,
    Bill
     
    Wm Gardner, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. Wm Gardner

    John O. Guest

    Sounds like a fairly simple problem.... a shorting switch. I shouldn't
    think it would cost much to fix.

    OT: Were you in the Navy?
     
    John O., Aug 2, 2003
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  3. Wm Gardner

    Wm Gardner Guest

    Yes, in the mid 80's through the early 90's. Something I say give it away?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
    Wm Gardner, Aug 2, 2003
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  4. Wm Gardner

    Wm Gardner Guest

    While our times do overlap, we were on opposite coasts. I served on a Tin
    Can out of Florida. Was a Mk 86 GFCS tech (they wouldn't accept me as a
    Photographer's Mate, rate was too full). Every major deployment we went out
    on was with the Ike.

    Maybe I just have a common name........

    Bill
     
    Wm Gardner, Aug 3, 2003
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  5. Wm Gardner

    John O. Guest


    Huh. Oh, well. Sorry. Good luck with the Nikon.
     
    John O., Aug 4, 2003
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