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My mom gave my son a NIKON PROEA S camera that used to belong to my dad. Does it take a standard 35 mm film?

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No, the camera uses APS, ( advanced photo system ) type film.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Im asking this for my niece, she just put the batteries in her camera which is a Nikon 35 mm film camera and all its doing is flashing SE and other error codes


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- what "other error codes" do you see besides "SE"?

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Both. The Nikon N75 is a 35mm SLR camera. 35mm refers to the size of the film the camera uses. SLR (single-lens-reflex) refers to the design of the camera, which uses the same lens for both viewing and photographing, the film sees the same image you see in the viewfinder.

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Where can you get nikon pronea film


Just look out for APS film, the actual brand doesn't matter as whatever the brand they're all made by the same few companies. Kodak Advantix and Fuji nexia are the most common. Get the 400 version for indoors and dull, overcast days, and 200 for shooting outdoors in bright conditions or indoors with flash.

Although it's effectively a dead format now, you'll still find it widely available online and in larger drugstores and supermarkets. Availability outside of major developed nations is very patchy except in areas which attract international tourists, so if that applies to you then you'll have to order online from a stockist such as Amazon.

APS film is more expensive than traditional 35mm film and produces inferior results as the negatives are smaller. Also, try to avoid buying in a large stock of film as the APS system was very badly designed and engineered, regardless of the camera brand. Most APS cameras are now broken and you shouldn't expect your Nikon Pronea to last long. When it does break it's likely to be the film transport mechanism and that will be the end of it as spares are not available.

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My Pronea S have a auto focusing problem, may it be repair?


Thanks for the clarification.

Unfortunately there's nothing you can do to fix the fault described. It's definitely either an electronic or mechanical fault (most likely electronic) and like all APS film cameras would be difficult and expensive to repair IF spare parts were available.

There are NO spare parts available for your camera, nor for many other APS models which I'm aware of. The whole APS concept was very poorly engineered and even the high end models such as the Nikon Pronea SLR's were very cheaply built with an intended lifespan of no more than around three to four years. That's why you see hardly any functional APS cameras any more.

Although your camera is unrepairable junk, the good news is that you can usually get far superior (in terms of build and image quality) 35mm autofocus SLR cameras for free or at least very cheaply now. They don't have the "panoramic" mode which your camera has, but as that was achieved solely by masking the top and bottom of a standard APS negative it's easy enough to replicate on a 35mm print by just trimming the top and bottom of the photo off.

If you want to look for free autofocus 35mm SLR cameras and lenses then I suggest that you join your local FreeCycle and Freegle groups. I've had dozens of excellent cameras this way and although I own and use all of the major SLR brands I've only ever paid for a tiny fraction of what I have.

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Sadly there is really nothing you can do about this. APS cameras have a complicated film transport mechanism and everything was badly engineered and done on the cheap. That's why there are so few APS cameras of any make still in a functional condition.

Nikon no longer support your model and spare parts are as rare as fresh dodo eggs, like most APS cameras yours is effectively near worthless even when fully functional so any investment in it is dead money on a nearly dead film format.

This is not all bad news as you can replace it with a "proper" 35mm film SLR for next to nothing or even for free. I've had plenty of Nikon and Canon 35mm SLR's from my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups over the last couple of years, including a boxed and near unused N-75 with a 28-100mm lens. Despite digital, 35mm film is still alive and kicking, it's cheaper and easier to get than APS and cheaper and easier to get processed.

I'd recommend that you chuck the body away and sell the lens: it fits later DX-format digital Nikons although the poor build quality means it's only likely to attract reasonable bids from another Pronea user and they are exactly commonplace.

Sorry not to offer a fix, but sometimes it's better to take a realistic view and to move on.

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