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Fix FE

With winter in full swing, I tend to want to stay indoors. I got a busted FE on ebay for a few bucks. It was broken. AS IS ! I also like magnetically fired shutters. This guy only syncs to 1/125th though. It wasn't working because the little ratchet catch doo dad in the inset had a bit of corrosion on it and it was sticking on it's bearing. If you must oil a Nikon use WD-40 and a tooth pick and be very sparing. You don't want to get lubricant on the shutter leaves. That little pawl rides on a bearing with an offset cam if you look closely at it. has to do with the timing of when the ratchet releases. This one will be ready when the seal kit I ordered gets here and I get the light seals replaced...

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Taken on January 16, 2008