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Kilted_F3_nut

Duvall, US
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Kilted_F3_nut Moderator Skilled and passionate film photogtrapher Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004
Fri 15-Oct-10 06:31 PM

Bought a supposedly dead Nikon F4s body from a guy on eBay at the beginning of the month. Got it today. Noticed that the shutter was closed and looked normal, except that the usual linkage parts weren't showing. Cleaned the battery contacts, popped a fresh set of lithiums into the camera. Hit the firing button. Camera unlocked and works perfectly. It looks like they did a time exposure and forgot to unlock the camera when they were done. Paid $100.51 for the camera, including shipping. Think this is the cheapest fully working F4 I've owned. Next cheapest was an F4s I got in 2008 for $175. That body was a little nicer cosmetically, but had some LCD bleed going on.

-J

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