I bought a second hand Nikon D70 and after formating my card in this camera I see in the control panel the exposure count, which I cannot reset to 0?
How do I reset the exposure count in the control panel?
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Thanks Marco. And indeed it does. So is that counter reflecting the number of photographs that can be taken on any particular card?
Now that I have a knowledgeable photographer to talk to can I ask what needs to be done to remove the stickiness on the body of this old camera. The surface is sticky? Does it happen to all old Nikon cameras?
Old Nikons can get sticky when exposed to ozone. You can try treating the sticky surfaces with talcum powder, but it will probably get sticky again after a while.
I haven't looked for new covering on ebay or the Chinese sites for a while, but it used to be easy to find cheap replacements even if the D70 is ancient today.
The decaying rubber was a matter of the first generation of a new material not holding up when stored in some specific conditions. When the problem was discovered around 2005, the material was replaced in new models with another one that swelled up when exposed to DEET instead. The reason for experimenting with these new materials was that the leatherette used from the 50-s up to 1987 didn't take to the compound-curved grips that the market wanted for improved ergonomics. Canon, Pentax and Zeiss all had their problems with this generation of materials when exposed to unexpected conditions like ozone around electric motors and modern insect repellant.
A D70 that has decayed has usually been stored somewhere in the vicinity of a compressor or some other machinery that gives off ozone or something like that.