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  1. #1
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    Question for F3 users

    I'm looking at buying an F3 HP & MD4 that I have seen. The owner describes as follows
    "All functions and shutter speeds are correctly working except the film release button (needs to be held in whilst rewinding)
    The Rewind with the drive works flawlessly
    NB without the Drive the film release button needs to be held in while rewinding"

    Looking through the usser manual it seems not to say that the button only needs to be momentarily pressed which makes me think there is no fault.

    Can someone verify whether this is a fault please ?


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  2. #2
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    Re: Question for F3 users

    Question for F3 users
    I used to own a Minolta XG-M, and I'd push the button without holding it. The Nikon F3 appears to work in a similar fashion. Here is a video where a guy shows how to rewind the film. Looks to work in the same manner (push the button and let go before rewinding). Start at 33 seconds.

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  3. #3
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    Re: Question for F3 users

    That's normal.
    Too easy to lose the leader if you use the MD-4.
    Congrats on you buying the best film Nikon ever!!!

  4. #4
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    Re: Question for F3 users

    F3 is in the house. It's in very good condition, & comes with an MD4, but needs new seals. Can't wait to put a film through it.

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    Re: Question for F3 users

    Quote Originally Posted by Rib-f View Post
    F3 is in the house. It's in very good condition, & comes with an MD4, but needs new seals. Can't wait to put a film through it.
    One year update requested

    How is the F3 holding up? Any sample pics to share?
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  6. #6
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    Re: Question for F3 users

    Yes, I'm liking the F3. I have put a couple of rolls through it but have only developed the negs so far & don't have any pics I can share. The camera feels very well built & solid.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Question for F3 users

    The F3 is lightproof without any foam seals. However, foam seals will make it more difficult for small dust, debris, etc to enter.





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