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Series 1 Lens Stuck on Nikon FA . . . help
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Series 1 Lens Stuck on Nikon FA . . . help Reply with quote

Ok, I've searched, Googled, twisted, and shaken . . . and still can't remove a lens from my wife's trusty FA. The lens is a Vivitar Series 1 90mm 2.5 Macro. The camera body was working fine just prior, and I had removed/replaced the lens several times the same day with no problems. As I was trying to remove the lens, it rotated partially (about 3/4") and then became locked in that position. The posts I've seen regarding this aren't helping.
Anyone have a special technique for this, or, a shop I can send it to that will be willing to tackle this? Thanks so much in advance for any replies.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome salttram

Suggest camera repair shop unless somebody else knows.

Never heard of it before.

Could be aperture coupling is stuck?


PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be that a release-lever/button spring has died off?

Just specualation here; I have no knowledge of Nikon F cameras.

I hope you get it sorted out successfully,
and welcome to the forum.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks . . . I'll take another stab at it. I'm such a dedicated DIY-er . . . pains me to take it in. Thanks again . . .


PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since 2 years?
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/options-for-lens-stuck-on-nikon-fa.509027/

look here
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/stuck-lens-on-nikon-fa.441913/

and here: ....weak battery
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/nikon-fa-troubleshooting.470011/


PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well no help sorry as I had a Nikon 301 and the non Nikon lens was stuck, so I decided the lens was worth more than the camera and used a hacksaw on the body to get at the release mechanism.....what did I learn? well the Nikon body was well made.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've decided to go the repair shop route, and if you live in the US, I can recommend one. They do excellent work, they're fast, and reasonably priced. They repair both old and new stuff:

http://professionalcamerarepair.com/

I am in no way affiliated with Professional Camera Repair -- just a happy customer.