Originally Posted by Gregm61
I cracked that twice when banging a mounted flash that stressed the assembly. Once that glass plate is cracked, the metering system is shot and the camera will only shoot at the mechanical 1/80 second shutter speed. I purchased the resister plate from Nikon twice during the 90's, $25 each time, and had the Nikon authorized repair shop here in Dallas repair it.
To my knowledge, that $25 resister plate is no longer being manufactured and I would imagine there will start to be F3's with unrepairable resister plates all over the place one day soon.
On the other side of the coin, though, I might imagine that most people shooting an F3 nowadays are doing so without using flash, so hopefully impact damage caused by bumping the flash slows to only a tiny trickle.
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