Nikon Action Touch-shutter speeds?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Cardamon Dave, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Anyone know the shutter speed range of the Nikon Action Touch
    waterproof camera from the mid-1980s? I don't have a manual, but it
    would help to know. Thank you.

    -Cardamon Dave
    Cardamon Dave, Jan 18, 2005
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  2. Cardamon Dave

    Allan Guest

    I have the manual which is actually just a sheet of paper folded. Anyway, it
    does not say what the shutter speeds are but it does say the shutter blades
    also serve as the diaphragm blades.

    The exposure system is a CdS cell with programmed auto exposure from EV6
    (f2.8 at 1/8 sec) to EV17 (f17.5 at 1/430 sec) with ISO 100 film. The auto
    ISO range is 50 to 1600. Non Dx film set to ISO 100.

    However, my camera can give good exposures with a shutter speed of several

    It also says the camera is "durable in the depth of 3M"

    Allan, Jan 18, 2005
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  3. Cardamon Dave

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    The exchange on this webpage leads me to believe 1/8 to 1/430,
    although 1/430 seems bizarre.

    I have one on the shelf (doesn't work) but do not have a manual.
    Bill Tuthill, Jan 18, 2005
  4. Thanks. I'm trying to decide whether an 18-year-old Action Touch camera
    is still waterproof enough to go snorkling in the Bahamas. I've read
    that most users either have battery compartment leakage or the gasket
    in the film compartment is suspect. Mine, an eBay find, seems all right
    -- but I haven't taken it underwater, either.

    Cardamon Dave
    Cardamon Dave, Jan 18, 2005
  5. Cardamon Dave

    Jonesy Guest

    If in doubt, have it pressure-tested. I know of one fellow who had an
    otherwise nice looking AT flood through a small crack in the battery
    compartment thread.
    Jonesy, Jan 19, 2005
  6. Any water resistent device incorporates seals which are usually rubber or
    neoprene and pliable enough to compensate for the missmatch of metal
    openings. These seals harden with time, and will usually leak after a few
    years unless replaced and/or lubricated regularly. My air compressor no
    longer holds air, because it went without use for a couple of years. The
    same thing happens frequently to air pistols/rifles. You will probably need
    to get these seals replaced on your camera......
    William Graham, Jan 19, 2005
  7. Cardamon Dave

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    You could most likely replace the gasket around the film compartment.

    For the battery compartment, this seems unconventional, but perhaps
    some grease (crisco?) would help prevent leakage.
    Bill Tuthill, Jan 19, 2005
  8. Cardamon Dave

    Allan Guest

    I use Parker Seals O Lube on the rubber of my Action Touch. I had it in the
    water at New Years while I was in Cuba - no problems. If there is a better
    product for this application, please let me know.

    BTW, it is called the AW (All Weather) in Canada and other countries.

    Allan, Jan 20, 2005
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