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Nikon Historical Society Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.  Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test lab manager.  For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer amazingly enough since his early teens.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneider’s poetry and critical essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in various collections.  He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson. A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."

Jason is an expert on most things photography:  no only camera collecting and analog photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne. If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good fortune to meet on the net.


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Old 03-14-2011   #1
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Nikon F2 advance lever question

When I switch out the advance lever of my recently acquired F2 to its 20 degree "play angle", the lever doesn´t stay there, it immediately snaps back. None of my other manual Nikons shows this behaviour.
The transport works correct.
Is this an issue or a modification or ...
I´d like to get some advice. Thank you!
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Hi, it should stay there. The 20% angle (or as you call it, "play angle") turns the meter switch on the F2 with metering heads.
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Best source of F2 advice, and repairs is of course Sover Wong in England.
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+1 on Sover. Great guy to deal with too.
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Mine springs out with a definite click, feels like it's going into a detent. When this happens the advance lever is just past the red dot on the body to indicate metering is active.
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Thank you all for the quick answers!
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Another vote for Sover. He serviced 3 F2's and an F that I have and they all work beautifully. He is the man for any F2 work.
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Mine springs out with a definite click, feels like it's going into a detent. When this happens the advance lever is just past the red dot on the body to indicate metering is active.
+1 on what lynnb said...
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Sounds like a problem, the lever activates the camera's internal battery to power the meter.

I have one F2 body that does the same thing as yours, does not stay out. I use it with a DP-2 meter with DS-1 servo-motor. In this configuration, the battery in the servo-motor powers the meter. Using the setup with a Motor-Drive has advantages.
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Sover is tops-honest, competent, reasonable and fast!
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