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Used Nikon F5


CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
4 Jan 2016 8:15AM
Hello everyone,
I have a choice for buying it with the serial number 3003552. According to serial number, this is one of the first releases - 1996. The camera looks fine and everything works well. However, the top LCD display, even on new batteries not really brightly shines and batt. block contact "-" is melted slightly off. So, a question is
- Does it reliable now?
The camera is about 20 years old, I am afraid to spend money in vain...

Thanks,

Malik.
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
4 Jan 2016 8:41AM
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User_Removed 6 1.0k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2016 8:50AM
Have you answered your OWN question

However, the top LCD display, even on new batteries not really brightly shines and batt. block contact "-" is melted slightly off.


The most important thing you have not said, cost
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
4 Jan 2016 8:57AM
Yes, about a price. It is 200$

Thanks !
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2016 9:44AM
The price is equivalent to about 185 British pounds so it's reasonable compared to the price on UK Ebay

The only way to find if it works well would be to try it. Repairs may be costly or not possible?

Ken.
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
4 Jan 2016 10:01AM
Ken,
It works a quite well. No problems in functionality.
Repair in Nikon Russia was stopped on the F100 device in the last September.
Only the Nikon F6 is still active for repair. So, I have no choice! Smile

Malik.
User_Removed 6 1.0k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2016 12:14PM
I would prefer one without faults there are enough to chose from

That said I have my "working" Nikon F Photomic FTn Apollo from the 60s and original Nikkormat FTn
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
4 Jan 2016 1:18PM
Oh, yes - "Old-kind mechanics" is really great! However, a "chip-consisted" one with batteries is more preffered for me. During a long time I has owned the Nikon F100.
Which was broken recently Sad
pentaxpete 16 711 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2016 10:48AM
Just get a Russian ZENITH or a FED 4 excellent cameras and they must be available still in Russia !
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thewilliam 13 6.1k
5 Jan 2016 11:09AM
When new, the F5 was the most expensive film body that Nikon has ever offered.

We used the Kodak DCS760 which was a "digitalized" version of the camera so I can attest that the build quality and durability are second to none.

LCD displays do have a limited life-span and they're very expensive to renew, if you can get parts.

F5 bodies are virtually worthless these days so surely it's possible to find a better example?
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 413
5 Jan 2016 9:52PM

Quote:Just get a Russian ZENITH or a FED 4 excellent cameras and they must be available still in Russia !



The only problem with Zenit E is that the disc which counts the frames can be knocked-off its position easily, so you must record each frame you take with pen(cil) and paper. On the Good side they get almost no ''shaking'' issues, because they are damn' heavy.

pablophotographer
by the way I used to find lots of cameras in the zenitcamera.com site but I see a change in the contents now
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
5 Jan 2016 10:28PM

Quote:Just get a Russian ZENITH or a FED 4 excellent cameras and they must be available still in Russia !

Yes, I have both. However, Kiev-4(Contax) the FED instead.


Quote:F5 bodies are virtually worthless these days so surely it's possible to find a better example?

Hmm...I have an Nikon AFS and SWM lenses. And a few manual lenses only. The best choice is F6...which is a very expensive!

Maybe, Nikon FM-2?!
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
5 Jan 2016 10:49PM
This is a my old-timers ,
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Archaic, of course. BUT...They worked fine + EXIF! During a long time. Unfortunately, my F100 was broken: a plastic pin for lenses drive was cracked in the body ring. Sad
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
21 Feb 2016 6:54AM
A some good news....

I found unofficial Service Centre for the all types of the film cameras(not Nikon only) in Moscow. They has an broken part of my camera.

My Nikon F100 was renovated!
I don't need an F5 more Grin

P.S. BTW, the Nikon F5 above was have a serious defect. So, i have decided to refuse from buying.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 413
13 Mar 2016 2:02PM

Quote:A some good news....

I found unofficial Service Centre for the all types of the film cameras(not Nikon only) in Moscow. They has an broken part of my camera.

My Nikon F100 was renovated!



great news indeed, I am glad you can start shooting with it again!

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