Nikkon F301 User Manual

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Les & Claire, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Les & Claire

    Les & Claire Guest

    Hello,
    Could some point me in the right direction to track down a .pdf
    or similar for a user manual for the Nikkon F301. Typing in www.nikkon.com
    has been tried, just an advert.

    we're trying to make the shutter open with the cover off to see if the
    shutter is operating correctly. We can get it to fire off four shots
    (shutter closed) as it loads. But we had a film come back blank, trying to
    find out if we loaded the film wrong or if the shutter has stuck and needs
    repairing.

    Thanks all.. great group, been lurking for a while!

    Les

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    Les & Claire, Sep 13, 2003
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    ZZ1 Guest

    Assuming this is your camera, it would be good if you took a look at the
    front of it an learnt how to spell 'NIKKON'. Then go search. I really
    can't be bothered to track it down for you.
    Hint - try Google.
    Hint 2 try spelling Canon as CANNON and see what you get.
     
    ZZ1, Sep 13, 2003
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    Angry Angel Guest

    I have a F-301. I don't know of an online pdf manual for it.

    To load the film, just place it in the left hand side, pull the leader out
    to the red mark, and I would check that the sprockets line up with the
    film's sprocket holes (I usually turn the main winder spindle until it
    catches the first sprocket holes on the leader, then make sure the smaller
    roller's sprockets are meshing with the film's holes correctly).

    Check that the film speed dial on the left side of the camera is set to DX
    (it may have been this was set to a widely inappropriate value for the film,
    by accident). The ISO number or DX setting is changed by lifting up the ring
    marked ISO around the film wind-back knob (don't press the silver button and
    turn this dial- that is for exposure compensation- it should be set to 0, if
    it is not, push the silver button, and turn the dial to 0 while holding it).

    Does the meter in the viewfinder work? If it does, and it shows a reasonable
    value and changes in response to the light, then the auto-exposure circuitry
    is probably OK. To check the shutter, select any of the ISO settings using
    the dial around the film knob (i.e. Move it off of the DX setting- remember
    to move it back after this test). This is so that the camera doesn't look
    for the film's DX coding pattern- as this test will be done without film in
    the camera, the camera will not fire it you don't have this on a manual ISO
    setting.

    Open the camera back (by pulling up the film knob on the left of the body).
    Get a thin piece of metal (I just did it with a nail file), and depress the
    small metal tab near the film winder on the right of the body, which a small
    tab on the camera back normally depresses when it is closed. This is so the
    camera thinks the back is closed.

    Then select a manual shutter speed on the dial on the right of the body
    (depress the silver button to move it off of the P Hi, P or A settings).
    Move the shutter release collar to S. Depress the shutter fully. The camera
    will do the three-frame wind-on sequence. Depress the shutter again, and the
    shutter should fire at the speed set, then wind on. If this doesn't happen,
    and you get the three frame wind-on again, make sure the tab for the film
    back is fully depressed. Work your way from B (the shutter should stay open
    as long as you hold down the shutter release) to 1/2000, and the speed
    should halve each time. You can tell if this is roughly correct, but after
    1/60, everything moves quite fast.

    The F-301 is totally dependent on batteries (the standard battery pack takes
    AAA's, the optional one takes AA's), so this should be the first thing you
    check if you have problems.

    If there are any serious problems, bear in mind that, unfortunately, buying
    a replacement second-hand F-301 will cheaper than having any repair done.
    And that is before you they charge for parts (which are probably not
    available).

    Hope that helps,

    Ben
     
    Angry Angel, Sep 14, 2003
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  4. Les & Claire

    Les & Claire Guest

    Assuming this is your camera, it would be good if you took a look at the
    front of it an learnt how to spell 'NIKKON'. Then go search. I really
    can't be bothered to track it down for you.
    Hint - try Google.
    Hint 2 try spelling Canon as CANNON and see what you get.>>




    My Dear Chap,

    Ever heard the saying "If you can't say something
    worthwhile, say nothing at all."?

    It's yet another case of Bloody Usenet Nanny
    Syndrome.... ever ready to leap on the spelling, syntax, grammar,
    misconceptions, newbies and anyone else that doesn't meet your sad, lifeless
    gaze whilst standing on your somewhat overextended, supercilious, yet ( just
    a guess here...) lonely pedestal of sneering derision, condescension ( that
    means "Talking down to people" ) and smugness.

    To be honest, I don't give a flying **** what you
    can or can't be bothered to do for me. Plus your assumption ( I'll wager you
    do a lot of assuming!) of the ownership of the camera matters not to you nor
    anyone else, and even if it isn't mine, it would not preclude me from
    "looking at the front" ( as you so eruditely said, is "looking at the
    front" a Photog technical term?) of the thing. Your hints ( numbered 1&2
    strangely, perhaps a touch of autism. Did you engage in trainspotting or
    keeping lists of all the buses you ever rode on?) are neither apt nor
    helpful as Google is only marginally better than "ask jeeves" and this
    household does not posses a Canon camera,

    I suggest you take a look at Angry Angel's post in
    this thread, it's both helpful and friendly in tone. Also, I am indebted to
    said Angel for the obvious time and thought put in to it. Even though, sad
    to say, we shall probably never meet "in the flesh" and stands to gain only
    my praise and has the satisfaction of knowing that his time and thought
    helped, informed and welcomed me to this group in a way a civilised sentient
    ape should. Notice he didn't insult me, get my goat in any way shape or
    form, make me think that all Photog's are white, Anglo Saxon, Protestant,
    ageing old toilet queens or generally disrespect either me, him or the
    group.

    You know, you'd have a much happier existence with a
    lot less to moan about if you were a little nicer in your dealings with
    humanity. I generally find most people I meet to be both friendly, pleasant
    to talk to and worth "putting a little in" as the saying goes. Do you think
    the people that you interact with say the same ( or similar ) about you?

    Les


    "Oh Bother!" said the Borg, "We've assimilated Pooh!"

    "That's 10 times I've explained binary to you. I won't tell you a 3rd time!"

    https://www.paypal.com/mrb/pal=5K2NM99YE7JHW
     
    Les & Claire, Sep 15, 2003
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    ian grindey Guest

    There are several websites in the UK that will sell you a copy of the manual
    for about £5 . I saw some advertised on ebay a while ago but as a Canon
    user it was of no interest to me but it might be worth a look.
     
    ian grindey, Sep 15, 2003
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    ian grindey Guest

    just found on ebay have a look

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2951167937&category=712
     
    ian grindey, Sep 15, 2003
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    Les & Claire Guest

    Cheers mate... off to look now..... :eek:)

    Les


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    Top Posting© Since 1997

    "Oh Bother!" said the Borg, "We've assimilated Pooh!"

    "That's 10 times I've explained binary to you. I won't tell you a 3rd time!"

    https://www.paypal.com/mrb/pal=5K2NM99YE7JHW
     
    Les & Claire, Sep 16, 2003
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    Pat Chaney Guest

    You're proud of that?


    Pat
     
    Pat Chaney, Sep 16, 2003
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