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  1. #11
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    I just checked my D200, Cindy and THAT adjustment wasn't available on the D200... Although, that would have been my first instinct also.
    Bummer! Thanks for checking.


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  2. #12
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    Thanks Cindy and Fred for the reply's. I've been down that road hoping it was something I could adjust in a menu, but couldn't find anything. The RAW files look the same and I don't think any of those menu settings affect the RAW files, so it's a deeper problem unfortunately I think.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    I'm going to replace the broken off menu control on my good D200 from the parts camera then sell it. Reason being, I just bought a used D700!!


    I'll probably keep the D200 parts camera because it basically works and I only have $35 into it.
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Quote Originally Posted by KJProX View Post
    I'm going to replace the broken off menu control on my good D200 from the parts camera then sell it. Reason being, I just bought a used D700!!


    I'll probably keep the D200 parts camera because it basically works and I only have $35 into it.
    That was quite a tail... I have to say that I do love my D700 it has been great. I also am not a fan of sling straps except in very specific applications where I am keeping a grip on the camera and have the strap for safety. I have gone to a Cotton harness. I have to say it has proved to be the best carry method.

    I got it for my birthday and I use it every time I go out for anything. I can carry two cameras, but I have not needed too yet. I either have the 700 or 7200 and my shoulders do not suffer and neither do my arms. It is amazingly secure. A 90-degree turn and the camera is locked in place or unlocked. Just thought I would pass that on as well.

    Hope you enjoy the D700.
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  5. #15
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    Sad D200 owner
    Time to finish up this story. I took the back panel off the parts camera to get at the button.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2516.jpg

    I decided to try and replicate the original button by plastic resin casting it. First attempt at making a mold of the original button.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2522.jpg

    After many castings they just were not good enough, so I made a new mold using the correct silicone mold material. My old stuff had gone bad so had to buy new casting silicone. Spent most of the winter when ever I had time to make a new castings. This ended up to be a challenge to get one to come out and not have one of the posts being too short or air bubbles.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2772.jpg

    After many castings I got a couple to come out nearly perfect and good enough to put in the parts camera.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2771.jpg

    I have now installed the good original button in the good D200 and my cast button in the parts D200, had an issue with getting the paint to stick to the cast button but it works fine. Going to sell the good D200 and keep the parts camera, it works and with enough post processing the pics look good.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2770.jpg
    Last edited by KJProX; 05-23-2019 at 02:48 AM.
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Sad D200 owner
    Quote Originally Posted by KJProX View Post
    Time to finish up this story. I took the back panel off the parts camera to get at the button.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2516.jpg

    I decided to try and replicate the original button by plastic resin casting it. First attempt at making a mold of the original button.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2522.jpg

    After many castings they just were not good enough, so I made a new mold using the correct silicone mold material. My old stuff had gone bad so had to buy new casting silicone. Spent most of the winter when ever I had time to make a new castings. This ended up to be a challenge to get one to come out and not have one of the posts being too short or air bubbles.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2772.jpg

    After many castings I got a couple to come out nearly perfect and good enough to put in the parts camera.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2771.jpg

    I have now installed the good original button in the good D200 and my cast button in the parts D200, had an issue with getting the paint to stick to the cast button but it works fine. Going to sell the good D200 and keep the parts camera, it works and with enough post processing the pics look good.
    Sad D200 owner-img_2770.jpg
    That was some project.
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    Continuing the D200 story. I sold the good D200 back in Sept. and got nearly what I payed for it.

    Now the parts camera, decided to finally clean the filthy coated mirror and blow out the sensor area. After doing this (The sensor really wasn't that dirty just the mirror) I put one of my good lenses on it and shot a couple of test shots in the house. Downloaded them and to my surprise they don't look like they have the greenish tint and under exposure that my original shots did from this parts camera. Shot some outdoor pics yesterday and they still look good, confused as to what the problem was and what I did to change it.

    So guess I have a functioning D200 DX camera now too to go with the D700.
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  8. #18
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Congratulations! Just goes to prove that old saying that sometimes it is better to be lucky than good
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  9. #19
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Great story and great effort to get the D200 running!

    I picked up a very cheap used D200 that was reported to have a command dial issue. I bought it, and it did. Instead of taking it apart, I made a small cut in the rubber body coating under the dial, then used the opening to spray the command dial contacts with Deoxit. Good as new. A tiny bit of superglue repaired the rubber. I picked up a nice used 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX and was good to go!

    I use the D200 in places, conditions or situations where I don't want to put my D750 in harm's way.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    Great story and great effort to get the D200 running!

    I picked up a very cheap used D200 that was reported to have a command dial issue. I bought it, and it did. Instead of taking it apart, I made a small cut in the rubber body coating under the dial, then used the opening to spray the command dial contacts with Deoxit. Good as new. A tiny bit of superglue repaired the rubber. I picked up a nice used 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX and was good to go!

    I use the D200 in places, conditions or situations where I don't want to put my D750 in harm's way.
    That's awesome and good information to know.

    Looking at various online sites the D200's are getting really cheap now, under $100 for ones in very good shape. Right now I'm using mine with extension tubes and an adapted Pentax 50mm lens for macro photography.
    D200, D700 Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF, Tokina 80-200 f/3.5-4.5 AI, Pentax Super Takumar 135 f/3.5 M42, Pentax Super Takumar 50 f/1.4 M42, Tamron 35mm f/2.8, Sigma 28-70 f/2.8-4, Nikon AFS 50mm f/1.8G





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