Nikon F5 and wasted frames

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Sam645, Sep 30, 2003.

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    Sami Makinen Guest

    Maybe you didn't do it right... Some people haven't noticed that the small
    lever related to the second upper rewind button should be moved to the up
    position. After that the camera does the job for you. But yes, you have to
    push two buttons at the same time. But it shouldn't be so hard...

    Sami Makinen, Oct 2, 2003
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    It does.
    Mxsmanic, Oct 2, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    And it knows it's futile :)

    Peter, Oct 2, 2003
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    Sami Makinen Guest

    Of course, this has to be done only once at the beginning. After the lever
    is set up, there is no need to push anything.

    Sami Makinen, Oct 2, 2003
  5. It therefore follows that futility is equal to voltage divided by
    current, right? Now I feel right at ohm.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 2, 2003
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    Peter Guest


    Peter, Oct 3, 2003
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    EDGY01 Guest

    The Nikon F5 senses resistance and quits there,--unless you have involked the
    special custom setting #12 which permits you to stop it at frame 35, 36 or to
    leave it alone.

    DX coding cetainly does include the number of frames. Check out my little DX
    guide here:

    The F5 loads film in a consistent manner, and generally gives about 37 frames
    on a roll of 36. For those of use who make contact prints on an 8x10 sheet of
    photo paper that means 6 strips of 6 which is 36,--when you get that odd extra
    frame (#37) you then have to wonder whether it's worth including somewhere in
    the contact or to just toss it. If you program custom setting #12 to stop the
    film at frame #36 you eliminate having to make that decision.

    It's apparent to me that someone accidently switched on Custom Setting #12.

    Dan Lindsay
    Santa Barbara
    EDGY01, Oct 3, 2003
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    Sam645 Guest

    Yup, and apparently, that 'someone' was me.


    (I hate wasted frames)
    Sam645, Oct 4, 2003
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    CarSalesman Guest


    I'm sure you know this, and didn't say (type?) it correctly,
    as you obviously have used an F5, but for those here who
    haven't used one, you *don't* have to push both buttons at
    the same time.

    Just push button #1, which releases the advance mechanism
    (just like a mechanical winding camera, like the FM2),

    then fold lever #2 up, which engages the rewind motor.
    (or crank manually).

    If you grew up on mechanical winding cameras, its very

    CarSalesman, Oct 5, 2003
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