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cloudnine1970 Registered since 02nd Apr 2010
Wed 11-Aug-10 02:57 PM

I just got my F5 that I purchased from a member here , and I'm obviously doing something wrong.

I loaded the film per instruction and everything seems to be working as expected..except I see nothing through the viewfinder..just black.

I did check to make sure lens cap was off ( per my 3 year old's suggestion )

I tried my 50 1.4 and my 70-300 ( which is supposed to cover FX) ...still black. I checked the lock mirror up..still black. I made sure the lever that covers the viewfinder for tripod use was open , not closed.

The display is reading the film correctly ( though no "dx" appears in the LCD on top as indicated in the manual)


The post office looks like it played rugby with the box , but no interior damage to the contents was obvious. Though the bubble wrap was broken on one side.

So any suggestions will be appreciated!

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Gear - D300s , F5 , 50 1.4 , 18-105 3.5/5.6VRII , Tamron 17-50 2.8 , 70-300 4/5.6 VRII , 70-200 2.8 VRII , SB600