I just received a mint condition F100. I have mounted a AF Nikkor 35-105mm 3.5-4.5 lens locked the aperture at F22 the smallest aperture and installed 4 new aa batteries. The camera turns on, will auto focus but I get a err message and the shutter won't trip. I'm 60 and grew up using a simple needle match, so this nice F 100 is brand new foreign territory to me. I didn't get a manual with the camera and hope one of you can give me a little advice while I locate a manual
#1. "RE: New to me Nikon F 100 how to question" | In response to Reply # 0gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Tue 12-Feb-13 10:06 PM
I have a PDF copy of the Nikon F100 manual that I downloaded when I had the camera. I'll email it to you if you send me your email address. You can do this by clicking the email icon at the top right of this message. Don't put your email address in a reply in this thread, because it could lead to future SPAM.
Also Thom Hogan has an eBook for the F100. You can get it here.
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#2. "RE: New to me Nikon F 100 how to question" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 15-Feb-13 06:03 AM
Do you have a roll of film in the camera?
If not, you must manually set the ISO to something other than DX.
If Err and ISO DX is flashing, the film canister doesn't have DX coding or there is no film in the camera. Insert a roll of DX coded film or set the ISO manually.
If Err and the battery indicator are flashing: Check each battery cell and make sure all of them are good.
If Err and E are flashing: The film has not advanced correctly.
If Err flashes: a Malfuction is detected. Try releasing the shutter again. If it continues, the camera requires service.
Here is the pdf version of the F100 Users Manual .
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