Shutter release assembly problem- need replacement
Hello , i'm sakthi murugan from south india, having a f80 nikon 35mm film SLR camera. for the past 3 to 4 months i haven't used it and now the shutter release assembly is struck and the guys in the nikon service center are asking me to write a mail to the company to get a replacement. is there anyother possibilities
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I too like old school camera, mine are the N2000, N6006, N80, and F100. First without film in the camera I would attempt to release the shutter. If it does then there is something going on with the film transfer causing a bind.
However, If it continues not to release the shutter I would put the FM10 on the shelf then go to KEH.com for another. Just now checked KEH.com, 2014-05-26, a FM10 in EX condition is $89, EX+ condition $99. That would be a much better move than repairing yours and less expensive.
The camera should operate perfectly fine without a lens. It should also operate perfectly fine without film (other than for not taking any pictures, of course). I know this is stupid, but make sure the batteries are inserted in the proper direction. Then make sure the film advance mode selector around the shutter release button is not in the "L" position. L is for Lock, S is for single-frame, and C is for continuous. If you need a manual you may download a copy here.
You can use almost any 35mm (size 135) film available. Black&white, color negative (print), color transparency (slide). The only restriction is that you can't use infrared film since the camera uses infrared light internally. Any brand will work, as the film size and cartridge are standardized.
This could be due to the shutter leaking light from the top or bottom, and it could also be caused by light leaking in through the camera back. The most common cause of edge fogging is light leaking in through the film canister, which happens over time if the unused film is not stored properly. If this is a high ISO film(400 and up) and you load your film into the camera in a very bright enviroment that can also cause film fogging. Try a brand new roll of film and if that doesn't resolve the problem I would have it looked at by a camera service technician.