Nikon 35Ti trouble
Old 02-03-2018   #1
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Nikon 35Ti trouble

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I'm using a Nikon 35Ti that has been kept unused for years. Unfortunately sometimes firing the shutter release makes a strange noise and the film does not advance; last roll it happened in 8 of 31 frames. And those resulting frames seem overexposed (albeit with some recognisable image - not a double exposure). It happens both in A and P modes, in different light settings - and the battery is fine.
Does anyone had this kind of problem ? Is it curable ?
Thank you for any opinions/sugestions.
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Old 02-03-2018   #2
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I don't have a solution sorry.

I did have a similar advance issue with a 2nd hand camera I bought here on the forum and returned.
I got half a roll through and it started too "slip".
It felt as if the advance was over working once the film spool became more full... I don't know how to explain it.
I tried a new battery ... not a help.

This model is getting long teeth.
Maybe there is service still available in Japan.
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Old 02-03-2018   #3
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Sorry but you are out of luck. I sent mine into Nikon service ten years ago, they returned saying, camera no longer supported and no longer any parts.
My shutter had apparently packed in, incredible after only putting a dozen rolls through it since new. It was an $1,100 camera when introduced, I paid $550 for the little brick.
All four of my Nikon cameras have been lemons, my Leicas, Hasselblads and Rolleiflexes have never failed me. Electronics are always the issue.
Notice how they spit out new cameras like German sausages. Before the electronics age a new Nikon model came around every four years if you were lucky.
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Old 02-03-2018   #4
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I don't know the camera, and I haven't been able to find much if any info on fixing it. Are you planning to open it up and try some basic diagnostics? It may be something relatively simple. I brought my Hexar AF back to life by jumping a broken power connection on the PCB.
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Old 02-04-2018   #5
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Thank you for your replies.
A second test roll shows less "overexposed" frames than the first roll (and one of them is clearly a double exposure !).
I will load a dead roll in the camera and fire the shutter a few dozen times to hear if the failed exposures decrease in frequency.
Next step will be opening the camera and trying to find (and fix ) anything that may be obviously wrong and easy to repair.
As a last resort I will take it to a repairman. He has a good experience in japanese cameras - and he does not charge me anything if he is unable to repair it.
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Old 02-04-2018   #6
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Don't toss if you think it's dead. The lens can be recovered and made into a Leica M mount. MS Optical can do this. The lens is worth it if you shoot a Leica M mount camera.

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Old 02-04-2018   #7
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Wow, awesome conversion.
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Old 02-04-2018   #8
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Exercising it to see if the fault frequency decreases is a good idea. If you have no luck then send it to Kanto Camera in Japan, google them. If they cannot fix it they might just offer the lens conversion above...

Just a thought,

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Old 02-06-2018   #9
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wjlapier and Simon
Thank you for the tips !

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