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Old 11-16-2018   #1
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Nikon F2 issues

Hey all,

Just took possession of a lovely Nikon F2a in really nice condition advertised as working perfectly.

The only thing is that the mirror seems to flop around in the mirror box. Usually the mirror in an SLR stays down even if you turn the camera body upside down, but in this one it flaps with gravity.

Any ideas anyone? I'm hoping I don't have to return it and it's something simple I've missed.
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Work the mirror up lever and see what it does
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Work the mirror up lever and see what it does
I've engaged it and disengaged it a few dozen times but no luck so far
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If you got a fair deal, send it off to Sover for a full CLA.

Worth every penny IMHO
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If you got a fair deal, send it off to Sover for a full CLA.

Worth every penny IMHO
I've considered this as I've heard Sover is amazing, but this was supposed to serve as my main 35mm camera and at the moment his wait list is supposedly 6-12 months long.
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There should be multiple camera repair shops that could fix that problem. But, you should call them and describe the problem in case the fix would involve parts they might not have.
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Try Cameraquest (Mr. Gandy).

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You could try it yourself. Accessing the mirror box is very easy and reattaching the reflex spring is as well. If the spring is broken you'll need the new part but it is probably just disconnected from one side.

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You could try it yourself. Accessing the mirror box is very easy and reattaching the reflex spring is as well. If the spring is broken you'll need the new part but it is probably just disconnected from one side.

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Hey Phil,

Whatís the process for accessing the mirror box involve? Iím fairly technically proficient so I might give it a crack if itís not too involved. Where abouts is the reflex spring located?
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I'll have to get back to you on that when I get home. Its curtain time at a performance of Sweeny Todd.

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Gavin Google F2 repair manual

You might also look at Richard Haws page he may have a tut that covers what you're after...or better yet just message him...great fellow
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Guys thanks for the help - I've decided to send the camera back to the seller for a refund.

For future reference, I found this thread about disassembling a nikon f2 which was useful in my decision process:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread...enance.148552/
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Gavin, sorry the camera didn't work out. And thanks for posting the link to the dis-assembly of an F2, very informative.

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