Question about Nikon FG 35mm SLR Camera
I just bought this camera, and this morning I was able to see through the viewfinder, but now it's just black. I can see the shutter opening when i rotate the lens aperture scale, but it's still just black.
also, this morning I was able to rotate the shutter speed/mode selector all the way, but now it only lets me rotate it from 0 to +2. what do i need to do to fix this thing?
i hope its something simple, and i'm just too inexperienced to know what i'm doing!
If its black when you look thru the viewfinder its likely because the mirror is stuck in the up position. It will often do that if the batteries are exhausted. Try replacing the batteries.
The mirror might release back down if you turn the shutter speed dial to M90. This is a manual release of 1/90 second for when you need the shot but don't have any power.
When you look in the lens opening and adjust the aperture dial, you are seeing the aperture open and close. Not the shutter. You need to open the back of the camera (without film) and take a photo to see the shutter curtains open and close.
You should have a read thru the manual to become familiar with the camera and its operation:
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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