I've stored my Nikon F65 in its camera bag for quite sometime now and recently when i opened the bag to check on it i discovered that the rubber pieces on the camera had become sticky. prior to storing my camera i made sure that it was carefully cleaned and dry. what could be the cause? and how do i solve it?
The best and cheapest way I have found is to use 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol...put a little on a paper towel, cloth, or cotton swab and rub the stick stuff off. I would also suggest putting on rubber gloves to keep the black stuff off your hands. Have fun.
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Re: Rubber Grip Has Developed "Sticky Spots"
heat, moisture,solvents and age will cause the material to become sticky. the like rubber material is easy to replace. it just peals off and the new material has glue ( covered with clear plastic ) already on it. try nikon parts i think the parts are still available.
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This sounds like the zoom ring has had a knock somehow and it is no longer free to rotate. I think it is too early to be wearing out. Either way I suggest you have it inspected by a camera repair shop as it will only become worse over time.
When you get your film processed, you can request that they be put on a CD. The CD can then be read on a computer and you can do whatever you wish with the photos. For existing photos, you can also have the negatives scanned and put on a CD. If you only have prints, they can also be scanned but the quality will suffer.
When I get film processed from my Nikon 35mm SLRs, I ask for only the CD and no prints. This only costs me $2, and I can choose which pictures I want printed--after doing whatever photo editing I want.
Any camera store can do this for you, as can many department and electronic stores.
The F65 is a film camera. You must get the film processed before you can see any pictures. If you have the setup yourself, you can develop the film. Otherwise, take the film to a photo processing lab (any camera store and many department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets either have them or have access to one) and get it processed. If you're shooting negative film, you can get prints. If you're shooting slide film, you can get slides. Either way, you can also request a CD containing the digitized images.
Again, the F65 is a film camera. The camera can't show you the images it has taken.
Unfortunately, this now means that you F65 has just become an unrepairable spares donor. Your camera was a short-lived budget model and Nikon never gave it the spares support of more expensive models.
IF you can find the spare parts needed, they'll exceed the cost of replacing your camera, and that's even before you include labour costs.
It's not all bad news though: models like the F65 and F75 are simply of no value to Nikon enthusiasts so are available very cheaply. I recently got a boxed, mint, "used for just one holiday" F75 with the kit 28-100 lens for free on my local Freegle group (a UK offshoot of FreeCycle, where many of my other Nikons and Canons have come from). Used camera dealers tend to sell F65/F75 bodies for around £50-£60, and on auction sites they tend to go for anywhere between £5 to £30 unless there are competing idiot bidders. Last summer I also got a Nikon n8008s (F801s) on FreeCycle, it's a bit battered but works perfectly, so it's definitely worth registering with all of the groups within easy reach of you and regularly scanning the offers.