Need help with S3 pro

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Need help with S3 pro
Mar 21, 2013

Just acquired an S3pro with the 24-120mm VR basically by accident. Seller advertised it as a film camera and I only really cared about the glass and the price was right. However after picking up the camera( I was already fairly  certain Fuji never made a film body with the F mount) I discover its the S3. Seller informed me the lens made noises( VR wouldn't work on the S3 anyway) but find the viewfinder is really dark and the exposures are a couple of stops over exposed. I sort of figured something must be wrong with the stop down lever and the lens aperture isn't opening up. Since I have ready access to my D200 I compared the levers. Am I right to assume they should look basically identical on both camera bodies? The Fuji one appears bent at an odd angle compared to the 90 degree angle the Nikon body has. Can I bend this lever myself to approximate the Nikon one? Or would I risk snapping it off and I'd best leave this to an expert?

thanks mike

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