I would like to know if any body else of the F5 or F100 users had the same problem, which I am facing with my bodies. The rubber, which is covering the grip, is detaching after a while and it occurred again after the rubber was replaced by a Nikon authorized dealer. If any body has faced it, so what is his suggestion to fix it?
Dr. Alex Borovsky
#1. "Administrative notice" | In response to Reply # 0bgs Charter MemberFri 06-Apr-01 06:17 AM
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This discussion used to be held here:
Other discussions have been held on this topic. A search on "rubber" or "peel" might get you some results.
Basic answer from most members seems to be that you should have the camera sent it (again) and that Nikon replaces the rubber w/o charge (in the USA).
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#2. "RE: F5 & F100: rubber grip detachment" | In response to Reply # 0krf Charter MemberFri 06-Apr-01 04:34 PM
There have been occasional posts from others experiencing the same problem. A friend of mine who works in a camera store that also does camera repair said the problem is partially due to the thickness of the rubber covering. He said if the rubber is removed from the mold too soon in the manufacturing process it may cool in a deformed shape so that when it is glued to the body there is a constant "spring" away from the camera surface. Since the cover adhesive is designed to be removable (for servicing puposes) it tends to loosen its grip under these circumstances over time. My friend suggested applying a little contact cement under the edges that are starting to peel up. The contact cement is stronger than the factory stuff, but should not present a problem if a major repair is needed as long as you fix the problem while it is small.
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