Nikon FT1 anyone have problems with it?

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Questions thread
febco
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Re: No problem ...
In reply to FishHawk, Mar 23, 2013

FishHawk,

Send the FT-1 to Nikon for repair. Mine stopped working after 6 months. It would not AF and it would not work on P mode. The exposures on A mode were close to 1/4 sec in full daylight. It was weird as some lenses would work some of the time but not others. I sent the FT-1 to Nikon and they replaced the main PCB, replaced the lens signal pin and upgraded the firmware. Now it works perfectly.

If you use the FT-1 make sure you do not hang the camera on your neck with the camera strap. An FX or DX lens is much heavier than any CX lens so it will cause too much strain on the FT-1 pins on  the camera interface. Instead attach the strap to the FT-1 tripod hole or to the lens if it has a foot.

My service was under warranty so there was no charge. It was super fast as I got it back in one week. Kudos to Nikon Service in NY! Good luck!

Fernando

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