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Nikon N80 w 70-300mm G lens aperture stuck can't separate

Camera still functions but aperture is stuck pretty closed making viewfinder dark and cannot separate lens from body

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The mechunism is jammed. Rather than force things, I would take it to a camera service shop that works on Nikon to unassemble the camera to get to the locking pins. Then they can find the fault and service the camera for you.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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