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kjkircher Registered since 18th Sep 2013Wed 18-Sep-13 04:24 PM
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"Help with old D90"


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I recently purchased a used D90. It needs some small screws replaced which have been gouged/rusted, as well as a good professional cleaning.

Could a fellow member respond with 1. What you think a thorough cleaning should cost and 2. where I might find an affordable selection of exterior type screws, as pictured in the link below, for replacement.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41610922@N04/9802846895/

Also, The camera came with a Sigma 70-300mmD 4-5.6DG. This lens is really performing well. It appears to be an early version and I cannot find an earlier users manual on this lens which will tell me what the little switch (pictured below) is. It has two positions, one reveals the red dot. Any info is appreciated.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41610922@N04/9802850675/

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Penobdon Silver Member Charter MemberWed 18-Sep-13 11:08 PM
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#1. "RE: Help with old D90"
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Carmel, US
          

The switch looks to be the one you would use to lock the aperture ring.

As for the screws, maybe you could check with a watch repair shop.

You may be able to land the replacement screws you need.

Did the previous owner mention having the camera repaired? The damaged screws suggest some unqualified or ill equipped person attempted to remove them.

Don

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 19-Sep-13 01:07 AM
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#2. "RE: Help with old D90"
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Hi Karl,

Welcome to Nikonians!

I don't know of a source for the screws.

The switch in the image is the Aperture Ring Lock switch.
Set the Aperture to the minimum opening (largest f/#) then lock the aperture ring. On Nikon DSLR's the aperture is changed by rotating the sub-command dial (finger wheel) or command dial (thumb wheel) which makes the aperture ring redundant.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013Mon 23-Sep-13 06:28 PM
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jacksonville, US
          

as others said it's the ring lock. if you don't lock it, you might inadvertantly move the ring to a smaller aperature, adn the camera will display FEE on the top lcd. just rotete it back and it will correct itself

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DaddySS Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2006Wed 25-Sep-13 10:16 PM
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The others have mentioned the aperture but I have to say I would be very concerned about a camera where the screws looked like that - clearly someone who did not know what they were doing was working on it. I would send it in for a thorough inspection and cleaning and ask to have all the screws replaced.

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