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Sad Day-Death of the F2


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marsbars

Spokane, US
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marsbars Registered since 18th Mar 2006
Tue 25-Dec-07 07:14 AM

Well it was a good Christmas Eve other than finding out that my F2 has bit the big one. Whilst getting ready to go see family tonight and getting the camera ready I found a tear in the shutter. It has always had a small wrinkle in it, but no light leaks. But it must have just given out. I guess that would explain some dark streaks on my last batch of negatives. I didn't put two and two together. At first I was in denial, but after a check with the flash light in total darkness, I had to come to reality. So now I have another piece of camera equipment headed off to the auction block. I would love to have it repaired but the camera is a user, and from what I have read a shutter replacement is a really expensive proposition. So I guess I sell it for parts. Hate to do it but no point in keeping a non functional camera around. I still have the F3 and the Nikkormat FTN so all is good. At least I can say that I once owned the mighty F2, and got some tremendous pictures from her. Not to mention got a lot of fun out of it and odd looks from other photogs for carrying around such a dinosaur. Just wishing that I hadn't spent so much time and money on NAS for F2 goodies. Just more stuff headed to the auction pile.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you MF'ers

"There is something about the mystery
of what is on a roll of film that keeps
me shooting, none of that digital
instant gratification for me."


F2, F3,Nikkormat FTN

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