Nikon F3 film advance lever stuck

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Carl, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Carl

    Carl Guest

    I have an old Nikon F3 camera, and the film advance lever is stuck,
    and the rewind button is not comming out again, this happened after i
    removed the film. Anyone know what might be wrong? Maybe its just a
    little thing, or do i need to have the camera on service?

    Does anyone know when the rewind button is supposed to come out again?

    Carl
     
    Carl, Jun 28, 2004
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  2. Buy a used Leicaflex and get rid of that piece of crap.
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Jun 28, 2004
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  3. Carl

    Bhup Guest

    I have a F3 , never had that problem its prob best to take it to a
    specialist
    B
     
    Bhup, Jun 28, 2004
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  4. Trying to say Leicas never go wrong?
     
    Martin Francis, Jun 29, 2004
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  5. Carl

    TP Guest


    He might be right about the SL2, which was superbly engineered in
    Germany by Leitz, but there seem to be an awful lot of broken
    Minolta-based Leica R Series cameras in camera shops, repairers and on
    eBay just now.
     
    TP, Jun 29, 2004
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  6. Wanna see my 29-year-old SL2?
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Jun 30, 2004
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  7. Carl

    Frank Pittel Guest

    : > : > > (Carl) wrote in message
    : > : > > > I have an old Nikon F3 camera, and the film advance lever is stuck,
    : > > > and the rewind button is not comming out again, this happened after i
    : > > > removed the film. Anyone know what might be wrong? Maybe its just a
    : > > > little thing, or do i need to have the camera on service?
    : > > >
    : > > > Does anyone know when the rewind button is supposed to come out again?
    : > > >
    : > > > Carl
    : > >
    : > > Buy a used Leicaflex and get rid of that piece of crap.
    : >
    : > Trying to say Leicas never go wrong?

    : Wanna see my 29-year-old SL2?

    A mere child of a camera. I've got a collection of Russain 35mm dating back to the
    '40s. I also have a number of pentax spotmatics older then that and they work fine.
    A 29 year old camera isn't very old.
    --




    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
     
    Frank Pittel, Jun 30, 2004
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  8. But it is more advanced technically than those...
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Jun 30, 2004
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  9. Carl

    Frank Pittel Guest

    : > : > > Buy a used Leicaflex and get rid of that piece of crap.
    : > : >
    : > : > Trying to say Leicas never go wrong?
    : >
    : > : Wanna see my 29-year-old SL2?
    : >
    : > A mere child of a camera. I've got a collection of Russain 35mm dating back to the
    : > '40s. I also have a number of pentax spotmatics older then that and they work fine.
    : > A 29 year old camera isn't very old.

    : But it is more advanced technically than those...

    In what way?? Before you go on your rant about the leica lens keep in mind that the
    Russians made lenses as good as any company in the world. In fact the quality of the
    lenses on the Russian cameras is a very well kept secret.
    --




    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
     
    Frank Pittel, Jul 1, 2004
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  10. They (the Russians) probably used the facilities of the old Exacta plant in
    East Germany. They, "inherited" it after the second world war.........
     
    William Graham, Jul 1, 2004
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  11. Carl

    Gordon Moat Guest

    You can try moving the sprocket guide roller, and the film advance spool,
    either with the back open. Just use gentle pressure with your finger on
    either roller, and see if you can get them to move.
    The rewind button should pop back out when you advance the film, and with
    the back closed. It might pop out when you advance with the back open, by
    moving the film advance spool with your finger.

    You should also check and make sure that the shutter is not stuck, nor
    damaged. A visual inspection with the lens off, mirror up, and back open
    should give you an idea if it is okay. Obviously, if you are not sure, or
    unable to get it easily unstuck without using force, then take it in for
    service.


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    Gordon Moat, Jul 1, 2004
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