Question about Nikon N70 35mm SLR Camera
It does not load the film properly, placing a new one and closing the back door and then shooting does not advance the film. Trying to find a solution, in a shop they loaded a testing film, it advances but only once each two shots.
No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
SOURCE: nikonos v
One thing that can happen with the V is that the oring on the release lever gets dry. This can cause the release to stick in the down position. If it was in the down position and you tried to advance the wind arm, it may be jammed internally. The only way to fix this problem requires dis-assembly of the camera. There are sites with info on this or I can help you here. If this might not be the problem, try releasing the shutter in the M90 mode.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
SOURCE: film advance lever.
Do you press the shutter button to release the lever for the next photo? That's how you advance the film from the exposure to light, when first insterting the film.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
Bad news. I have an EM on the junk pile for a similar reason. In my case, the lever stuck and when I tried to advance the film, the plastic on the top of the camera body fractured and the whole mechanism separated. The current E-bay price on an EM body is under $30. Since the EM was made out of plastic, it is not repairable. If you have several lenses, it will be worth the low cost.
I have had Nikons of various models for over 50 years and in my opinion, until they fail such as your has, the EM is probably the most comfortable non-professional 35mm camera to hold and use that Nikon ever made.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Check the batteries first. The electromagnetic shutter requires power to function. To free up the shutter and advance lever, rotate the command switch to "M90" (if I recall). That should re-set the shutter and allow you to advance the lever mechanically.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
SOURCE: Film Won't advance
When cameras are unused for a while the lubricants dry out and cause things to stick. In regular use the lubricants keep getting redistributed internally so thin films of lube do not get a chance to gum up. Another problem is that almost all cameras over around ten years old will have decaying foam light seals and mirror bumpers which not only gum the works up but the sticky goo is corrosive if left in place.
Ideally your camera needs a CLA service (clean, lubricate, adjust) and providing you haven't broken or bent anything by brute force the camera should be fine afterwards. All cameras (and lenses) need a CLA every so often to maintain peak performance and reliability, regardless. For a one off additional fee a CLA will also include a foam removal and replacement service in which the old foam is carefully removed and where necessary replaced with inert modern materials which last far longer.
If you don't want to invest in a service then you can sometimes get things ungummed by leaving the camera somewhere warm overnight (around 40 degrees C, 104F). If the lube hasn't dried out too much and if the foam hasn't thoroughly gummed things up then this can just soften any seized up parts enough to allow them to free off under gentle pressure and repeated operation. Note that if this works then it's not a replacement for a CLA but will at least confirm that there's nothing seriously wrong. You'll still need to invest in a CLA and foam replacement if you intend to continue using the camera.
In the UK you can typically expect to pay anywhere from £60 - £100 for a CLA and foam replacement and as demand far exceeds supply you can expect a six week turnaround time. In North America I find that repairs are typically a bit cheaper but the turnaround times are similar and in the Far East I can get these repairs done both cheaper and far quicker (especially in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
Once the CLA is done you can expect many years of flawless operation if you're an amateur photographer and if you're a pro you'll get a CLA done annually as it's essential maintenance and in most countries it's offset against business tax.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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