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Patrick9

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I noticed that the leather was coming loose on my FM2 while installing the new seals. I ordered new leather. I received it yesterday. Last nights project was the removal of the old leather. There are 2 brass covers? under the leather on the timer side. The larger one is loose and bent. Correction. Was bent I have straightened it . It was causing a ridge in the old leather. Does anyone have any idea what these are for other than just to cover a couple of holes? I will post photo's tonight after I get home from work. 

This baby is going to look good in red. I also need to paint the film door edges the paint is all chipped up all around it.



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If I remember correctly the larger one covers the cam for adjusting the shutter button's travel at the top and the pcb for stop-down metering at the bottom. The smaller one is for inspecting clearance for the shutter actuator, I think. They should be held in place with a contact adhesive.

 

The full service manual for the FM2 is available at http://bee.mif.pg.gd...pair Manual.pdf



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That is awesome .Thanks

Here are some shots of the FM2 skinless. The second one shows the covers with one being temporarily held in place with tape.

FM2-naked-007.jpg

FM2-naked-008.jpg

FM2-naked-005.jpg



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The film door is now painted and I have everything I need to re skin the camera.  Except for time. I hope to get it done tomorrow night or Sat morning. It  has been a long day and one of those where things did not go easy. So I am not going to attempt this tonight.



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The FM2 is now re-leathered . Here she is ready for her first outing with me. Sorry about the quality My tripod is not here at the moment . So hand held with room light

 

 

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I like the red leather...very nice work...



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Thank you.



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So, How do I order "new leather" for my F100?  Shouldn't Nikon provide me this repair kit free of change since it is clearly a defective product?  I do not recall a caveat on original box stating, "Be aware that the leather material on the outside of this fine camera is likely to deteriorate after 9-10 years, degrading into a sticky substance impossible to clean or seal." 



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jhskyline,

 

Just punching "camera leather for my F100" into Google listed a bunch of truck sites. Changing the search perimeter to include the word "nikon" resulted in a page that included a link to this site. I have no idea if they could provide what you're looking for, or how reliable they are. 

 

--Ron



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They are reputable, but they don't have solutions for rubber- or polymer-covered bodies like the F100.


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I did see that they apparently sell kits for my Minolta XD-11 and it's winder which are both in dire need of reskinning. The prices don't seem too bad either as long as you stay away from the more exotic stuff. I personally preferred the type of covering my SRT has rather than the thicker stuff they used on the XD anyway. And, in plain black. While I can admire the red leather cover, it's not exactly my cup o tea.

 

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I did see that they apparently sell kits for my Minolta XD-11 and it's winder which are both in dire need of reskinning. The prices don't seem too bad either as long as you stay away from the more exotic stuff. I personally preferred the type of covering my SRT has rather than the thicker stuff they used on the XD anyway. And, in plain black. While I can admire the red leather cover, it's not exactly my cup o tea.

 

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That is where I got my leather from. he is a bit slow but I do like his products.


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Thanks, Patrick.

 

--Ron