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Camera inoperable Camera probably has less than an hour of use on it. It set in the closet for a couple of years then when tried to use the display only showed a flashing E with the battery indicator. Put in all new batteries and the E is still all I get. The camera is 8 or 9 years old and the number on the bottom of the camera is 8119701.

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Re: Camera inoperable

According to the manual found here:

It says, "If the film is not loaded properly, 'E' on the LCD panel blinks, indicating that the film is not loaded properly. Open the back cover and load the film once again."

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I am a novice photographer, have a nikon 2020 af for 15yrs & it just stopped taking pics. Everything else works

did you clean all contacts? never use anything sharp in or closet to a camera. To clean contacts in a camera and on the batteries, just use a dry cloth and a cotton swab. My 20 year old camera's (same brand and a canon) still work as the first day I used them. they are always stored dry and without a battery, when I don't use the for a longer period.
Recheck the manual (yes most manuals from Nikon are still online) if you did setup the camera correct.

Apr 09, 2014 | Nikon N2020 35mm SLR Camera

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What does FEE mean? The camera won't take a picture and I see that in the display of my Nikon N90S

FEE error message displayed on SLR camera LCD Description If the cameras LCD screen displays "FEE" in the area where the aperture is normally displayed, please ensure that the lens is attached to the camera correctly. This error message will appear if the lens is not attached correctly to the camera or if you are not using a CPU lens such as the Nikon AF or Nikkor P lenses. Alternatively, if the lens has an aperture ring, it may not be set to f22 (or the highest aperture number on the aperture ring - normally marked in orange). Select the aperture number marked in orange on the lens and lock it using the aperture locking switch to prevent this occurring again.


The FEE error message

Set to F22, or the highest aperture number - normally marked in orange. Note the locking switch.
If the above did not resolve the problem and you still experence the the error display FEE, please contact your local Nikon office. Before doing so please also check the following.


1157d.gif That the EE servo coupling highlighted above on the lenses has not been broken. That the F-min switch highlighted above on the camera body has not been broken. If either of the two items above are broken please contact your local Nikon service center.

Apr 19, 2011 | Nikon N90S 35mm SLR Camera

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I have a ricoh kr-30sp camera will not come on and what kind of film do I use

With the camera turned on, look in the viewfinder. Down on the bottom right side is an LCD display, if it's blank then your camera probably has dead batteries. It takes 2 x CR1/3N or 4 x SR44.

Your film accepts 35mm negative film or 35mm transparency (aka slide) film. It will accept any ISO from 12 to 3200, but in practice all you'll usually need are ISO 100, ISO 200 or ISO 400. You choose the film based upon lighting conditions and the lenses you'll be using, but in general you'll use ISO 100 if shooting mainly outdoors in daylight, ISO 400 if shooting in low light or with a telephoto lens, and ISO 200 is a general all-rounder good for most things. ISO is usually referred to as film speed as higher numbers need less exposure than lower numbers but the trade-off is a less detailed image.

To load film into your camera and to set the camera to match the film ISO setting refer to this link to the manual provided by Norman Butkus. The manual will also guide you through all other aspects of operating your camera.

I hope that I have fully answered your question, but if not please add a comment and I shall respond in due course. If your question has been answered, then please let me know by taking a moment to rate my answer.

Sep 15, 2010 | Ricoh KR-30SP 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon AV-1, Film Advance Lever won't spin..

There's not anything you can do on a DIY basis, it happens to most of them (and the closely related AE-1). But you might be able to get it working temporarily by sitting the camera on top of a dry towel on top of a radiator or after placing it in a warm airing cupboard for 24 hours; this may soften up gummed lubricants enough to allow the parts to move as intended. If it works, this just leaves the camera in a better state to be assessed for a proper repair, it's not a true fix and will go wrong again.

The camera usually just needs a good CLA (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust) service by a professional camera repairer. This should include checking and adjusting the light meter calibration at the same time. Afterwards it should ideally be serviced every year or two, but will probably last another thirty or so years!

In the UK expect to pay at least £60 and about another £15 to £20 if you need the one-off repair of having all the gooey foam light seals/mirror buffers replaced. You can try haggling the price, but as there is far more demand than supply I doubt that you'll find the job much cheaper. If it is, corners ARE being cut: I've seen some cameras supposedly "fresh" from a CLA which have simply been cleaned, polished and had a little bit of WD40 or 3-in1 oil sprayed inside. Almost invariably these were done by less reputable folks on auction websites for around £40.

I use a number of repairers worldwide, but if you're in the UK then I highly recommend Colchester Camera Repair Service.

It's fair to advise that the repair will cost more than the camera is currently worth, but you can't buy a fully working and freshly serviced SLR for less than the repair cost, so it's definitely a worthwhile investment.

Good luck, you have an excellent camera with a great supply of excellent and relatively cheap lenses which can easily outmatch the photographic quality of current digital SLR's if used correctly.

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Feb 02, 2010 | Canon AV1 35mm SLR CAMERA SPARES OR REPAIR...

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Shutter not clicking

There are several possibilities.

First, make sure you've got a good set of batteries installed. The camera uses two LR-44 alkaline or G13 silver-oxide batteries.

Did you load film? If so, how did you get it loaded with the inoperable shutter? If the problem is happening while loading film, make sure you follow the instructions and set the mode dial to 125X.

If it's not the easy stuff, it's got to be the hard stuff. Since this isn't a new camera by any shot, the lubricants may have dried out or the mechanical parts may have worn out. Take the camera in to a reputable camera shop and request a CLA (Clean-Lubricate-Adjust), the camera equivalent of an automobilie tune-up.

Jan 22, 2010 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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I want to know the price of this camera??

I'm assuming you want to know the street value of this camera with the included lenses. Film camera equipment is worth substantially less now with the rise of digital photography. The only 35mm film equipment retaining significant value would be collectables such as Leica's, and professional Nikoon equipment.
The complete set pictured above is probably worth less than $100 USD, and substantially lower if not in good condition.

Aug 13, 2009 | Zenith FS-122S 35mm SLR Camera

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Check that your camera is set for Single frame shooting mode. In the display, the arrow should be pointing at SINGLE. If it is pointing at the H(igh speed) or L(ow speed) CONT(inuous) setting change it by:
Open the palm wing door and check that the selector there is set to S-C. Then press the button in the center of the selector until the arrow is pointing at SINGLE.

Jan 16, 2009 | Canon T70 35mm SLR Camera

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Film advance broken.

Press the rewind button and wind the film advance lever, It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )

Mar 27, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Pentax ME SuperProgram shutter button doesn't release shutter

It is possible that the mirror is stuck in th "up" position. You should be able to fire the shutter as you say on the 125x setting with no batteries. You can download the manual from the link below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Aug 26, 2007 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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