Shot the sky, found dust on the CCD. So now I'm ready to clean it, and see that I need an external power supply to lock up the mirror. B&H has it listed for $95.00. Is there anything special about this power supply that justifies the exorbitant cost, or is it simply that Nikon used a proprietary connector to force one to buy THEIR supply at an inflated price? I imagine a generic device performing the same electronic function would cost about $10.00.
If my suspicions are correct, would a fellow NIkonian be so kind as to post the specs on the "authorized" supply, as well as the pin-outs on the camera, and I'll see if I can replicate the device at a far lesser cost, and will post the results of my investigation.
Regards to all.
#1. "RE: D100 Power Supply" | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberMon 23-Sep-02 06:23 PM
Here's how I accomplish cleaning on my D1X. Set manual mode, shutter to bulb. Trigger the shutter with the cable release and lock it. Mirror is up, clean away. Some say you shouldn't clean with the sensor energised. I have found no problem so far and this is the method used my Moose Peterson.
I would think this would work as well on the D100 as on the D1X.
#2. "RE: D100 Power Supply" | In response to Reply # 1AlanC Basic MemberTue 24-Sep-02 08:58 AM
Please don't be tempted to try this simply by holding the release: you'd do an incredible amount of damage to your camera if you accidentally let go while you had a swab inserted past the shutter curtains.