FE2 mirror hang-up...only once
Hey, what's up with a mirror that hangs up upon releasing the shutter? On one of the FE2s, I pressed the shutter button and a tiny "snick" was heard and everything locked up. Focus was way off through the lens so I pulled it and the mirror and hardly moved but was clearly on the way up. A little finger pressure unlodged it. Now the camera is working fine.
Lube needed? Something else?
#1. "RE: FE2 mirror hang-up...only once" | In response to Reply # 0autoexer Nikonian since 27th Jan 2011Thu 08-Mar-12 01:19 PM
check the batteries - my FG would "lock" the mirror up when the batteries are dead - if it happens again - use the M250 shutter setting to see if it unlocks the mirror - if so, then replace the batteries!
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#2. "RE: FE2 mirror hang-up...only once" | In response to Reply # 0James23p Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Thu 08-Mar-12 01:23 PM | edited Thu 08-Mar-12 01:24 PM by James23p
I agree check the batteries my FE2 does some funky mirror lock up when the batteries are about to give out. Next time this happens set the camera to the M250 and see if the mirror and shutter release.
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#3. "RE: FE2 mirror hang-up...only once" | In response to Reply # 2dbl_gt Registered since 30th Oct 2011Thu 08-Mar-12 03:32 PM
Thanks, guys...not used to batteries after the last three years with the M3 and IIIF! Will replace them since they were sent to me already installed in the camera I just purchased. Never thought about setting it to 250 either....great info!
#4. "RE: FE2 mirror hang-up...only once" | In response to Reply # 3Kilted_F3_nut Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Thu 08-Mar-12 05:09 PM
The other possibility is that, if the mirror went only part of the way up, there's an issue with the alignment of the stop-down linkage on the lens and the body. Had a Nikomat FTn that didn't like a 180/2.8 Nikkor-P. Mirror went part of the way up, with a quiet *snick*. Removed the lens, took the film out, and, surprisingly, the camera started working again. Tried a different lens, worked fine. Noticed that the stop down lever on the body was in a different position than what it was on the FT2 I owned at the time. Bent it into position, straightened the lever on the lens, remounted the lens, worked fine.
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