Nikon F100 question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by sgfan3, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. sgfan3

    sgfan3 Guest

    This one bit me again...

    Is there a way to make the F100 inoperable after the film has been rewound?
    After thousands of rolls of film, my operation of the camera is instinctive.
    Sometimes I don't even remember pressing the rewind buttons. So here's the
    problem: sometimes I will start shooting (I'm a wedding photographer.
    Extremely fast paced at times. I had to re-stage a few shots yesterday)
    before I have loaded a new film. What I'd like to have happen is for the
    camera to not operate until the film has been replaced. Is there a custom
    function that will not allow operation until after the film is replaced? TIA
    for your help and suggestions.

    sgfan3, Oct 24, 2005
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  2. sgfan3

    Roger Guest

    I hate it when that happens!!! I can't think of a way to do that. I
    did set my F100 so that it will automatically advance the film to the
    first frame as soon as it's loaded. I've been caught by this "whoops"
    also, but I really try to have the fresh film in my hand before I drop
    the spent film (leader in). So open back, catch spent film, install
    new film, close back, while camera is going "click, click click", drop
    spent film in bag and check exposure counter. This became quite
    routine with the F100, but on previous bodies, F3 and M6/M3 film
    changing was much slower/tedious and you had to always check the
    rewind crank. I did like the F5 and now my F6 because I can always
    spin the rewind crank just after closing the film back and waiting for
    the leader take up.

    Best Regards,
    Roger, Oct 24, 2005
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  3. If it rewinds the film all the way into the cartridge, then It can't operate
    because there will be no film in the camera. IOW, my (F5) can't have this
    problem, because it will tell me there is no film in the camera, unless I
    reload a new cartridge of film....the old one will be wound completely into
    the canister, and not be able to thread itself back into the take up spool.
    William Graham, Oct 24, 2005
  4. sgfan3

    sgfan3 Guest

    That is certainly the case with my F5 but the F100 acts differently. The F5
    won't work after the film has been rewound, but the F100 will operate
    normally even after the film has been rewound. Has anyone else had to deal
    with this and their F100? I'm hoping there is a CF that I'm not aware of.
    sgfan3, Oct 24, 2005
  5. sgfan3

    Roger Guest

    After reading the follow up posts, I think misinterpreted your
    question. I had assumed an empty camera (after rewind) and I think you
    are asking about a rewound film with canister still in camera. If so I
    have no experience with that situation because I always extract the
    film immediately on rewind. Sorry for the misinformation, the
    situation as described is outside my experience and I no longer have
    the cameras to play with.

    Roger, Oct 24, 2005
  6. sgfan3

    sgfan3 Guest

    Yup. You've got it now. Like I said earlier, wedding photography can be very
    fast paced at times (I usually have 3 cameras going. An F5 and 2 F100s) and
    this is when I mess up. I press the rewind buttons without thinking. It's an
    instinctive action. If the foolish camera just wouldn't work with a re-wound
    film canister still inside (the F5 won't work), there would be no
    mistakes...well, no mistakes of this kind anyway!

    Any other ideas out there? :)

    I think I'll call Nikon USA on Tuesday and see what they have to say.

    sgfan3, Oct 25, 2005
  7. I was unaware that F-100's worked this way.....I am glad that I opted for
    the F5 back when I was trying to decide between the two cameras.
    William Graham, Oct 25, 2005
  8. sgfan3

    sgfan3 Guest

    Well, IMHO, the F100 is a better camera. It's not as rugged as the F5 but it
    does just about everything else better. Faster, more accurate AF (big time
    better), exposures are dead-on, I think the viewfinder display is better
    organized. Especially the "in focus" indicator. It's motordrive speed is
    usually more than I need. Even when I'm shooting 337 mph Top Fuel Dragsters!
    With that said, I still love my F5 and have no plans to get rid of it any
    time soon. You should try the F100. You may be pleasantly surprised!
    sgfan3, Oct 25, 2005
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    DD (Rox) Guest

    I agree, it is the best Nikon I have ever owned.
    DD (Rox), Oct 25, 2005
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