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Old 03-14-2011   #1
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Nikon F2 advance lever question

When I switch out the advance lever of my recently acquired F2 to its 20 degree "play angle", the lever doesn´t stay there, it immediately snaps back. None of my other manual Nikons shows this behaviour.
The transport works correct.
Is this an issue or a modification or ...
I´d like to get some advice. Thank you!
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Hi, it should stay there. The 20% angle (or as you call it, "play angle") turns the meter switch on the F2 with metering heads.
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+1 on Sover. Great guy to deal with too.
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Mine springs out with a definite click, feels like it's going into a detent. When this happens the advance lever is just past the red dot on the body to indicate metering is active.
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Thank you all for the quick answers!
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Another vote for Sover. He serviced 3 F2's and an F that I have and they all work beautifully. He is the man for any F2 work.
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Mine springs out with a definite click, feels like it's going into a detent. When this happens the advance lever is just past the red dot on the body to indicate metering is active.
+1 on what lynnb said...
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Old 03-14-2011   #9
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Sounds like a problem, the lever activates the camera's internal battery to power the meter.

I have one F2 body that does the same thing as yours, does not stay out. I use it with a DP-2 meter with DS-1 servo-motor. In this configuration, the battery in the servo-motor powers the meter. Using the setup with a Motor-Drive has advantages.
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Sover is tops-honest, competent, reasonable and fast!
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