I have the opportunity to buy a used FE at a very good price.I know these bodies are getting on in years now. Can any readers tell me of potential problems to look out for with this camera?
#1. "RE: Used Nikon FE" | In response to Reply # 0f8bthere Basic MemberTue 16-Oct-01 05:03 PM
These are fine cameras, and are very durable. Other than the normal things to look at, (Mirror function, Aperture actuation, film advance gearing and shutter at all speeds), take a look at the foam that is at the top of the mirror box. On my FE2, this has deteriorated and became brittle and sticky.
Operate the shutter on "B" and look at where the mirror mates against the top of the mirror box (with no lens, of course). Take your finger off of the shutter release while observing the mirror... does it cleanly return without hindrance from sticky foam?
Good luck with your new camera.
#2. "RE: Used Nikon FE" | In response to Reply # 1scooby Basic MemberThu 18-Oct-01 03:17 AM
Thanks for your advice. After looking at the FE, I decided against it and I bought an FM2 instead . This camera is in fine condition.
I have to say that after 10 years of using AF auto everything bodies, what a pleasure it is to use this simple, well crafted camera . Is it just me ? , but I find the picture making proccess so much easier with a well designed manual camera such as this.
#3. "RE: Used Nikon FE" | In response to Reply # 2Adesso Basic MemberThu 18-Oct-01 03:31 AM
I think you made a fine choice on a manual camera. I had owned an FM2 for years, and never had any problems with it. I regretfully sold it in order to "upgrade" to a autofocus camera that I ended up selling a week from the time I puchased it. I hope you enjoy you new "toy" and I'm sure it will give you years of trouble free operation.
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