Question about Nikon FM2N 35mm SLR Camera
Hi, I am having troubles with the shutter of my FM. The thing is that after winding it after a shot, it sometimes fires again automatically, that way spoiling one frame -or even two, since sometimes it even does it twice in a row. I have no idea what the problem could be, since it may work fine for a long series of shots, and suddenly start doing the "automatic extra shot". Other times, it just keeps doing it almost at every shot -and most of the times this happens when I have film in it, so a 36 cartridge easily becomes a 20 for me!! any idea of what could be the problem and how could I try fixing it? I don't want to just taking the camera to fix, since it is not worth it. You know how film cameras have dropped prices these days, and for the money of having my FM fixed I could easily get a new one. The thing is, then, that I want to try and fix it myself. Any suggestion where to start? thanks!
Those camera are repairable & still sought after. If you're interested in continuing to use a quality camera, I don't think you'll find a better camera for the cost of the repair. Take a look in the back of Popular Photography there's repair shops listed that do great work & better than most prices. Think its Modern Camera, or something like that. Be sure to get an estimate. As for suggestions on where to start? If you mean repairing the camera, this will be fun. To start you will need some very small screwdrivers, paperclip & perhaps a small hammer. I'm really good at taking them apart, but I've never put one back together.
Posted on May 24, 2007
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