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On many cameras, a lens error means the lens is not set to is highest f/stop such as f/16 f/22 and the like. The lens must be put in that mode for the camera so that the camera electronics can auto set the f/stop as needed. First thing I would do is look at the f/stop on lens with manual f/stop settings; such as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D making sure it is set to the highest f/ number (smallest opening). Remove the lens check the dial. Also, is the battery fully charged? If all that is okay then do the following couple of things; 1. Get yourself a film change bag, they look like a black plastic/rubberish T-shirt. Put the camera in there make sure the bottom is fully closed, put your arms through the sleeves, they have elastic keeping light out. Open the camera carefully remove the film canister then using your fingers rewind the film back into the canister. 2. Okay, you do not have access to a film change bag, easy get a thick blanket or two, go in to a closet, close the door, put a towel at the bottom, cover your camera as best as you can then do the same as if you were using a change bag. Important, make sure you are in a completely dark place without ANY LIGHT working its way through to you. Next, being as your are using film, big congratulations for that, purchase a change bag from Adorama, Amazon, B&HPhoto. Every film shooter should have one. Hope the above helps you.

Nikon... | Answered on Nov 02, 2019


mirror box has been knocked out of square.

Nikon N55 35mm... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019


First of all, you can download a manual from here.

(http://www.devicemanuals.com/guide/Cameras/Nikon/Nikon-F60-N60-Instruction-Manual-TmpNMU5qUT.html)

Basically, with certain types of lenses you need to set the aperture ring on the actual lens to its minimum setting (f22 or f32). Once it is set here, the camera can then control the aperture. It's covered on page 16 of the manual.

Hope this helps,

Matt

Nikon N60 35mm... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019


Hi Oskarr900, The corrosion may have eaten away at small wires that are on the springs that hold the battery holder in the camera. Notice those wires go into the plastic camera body. If that has happened the camera will need to go in to Nikon. These cameras are only worth $90 or less so you may want to look into purchasing a used N2000.

Nikon N2000 35mm... | Answered on Jan 01, 2019


That is likely a job for an experienced repair technician, not for DIY.

Nikon... | Answered on Jul 10, 2018


2 x 3v cr2 battery

Nikon N55 35mm... | Answered on Jun 11, 2018


Your camera is not that old, for a film camera. But they are all electronic. Something in the shutter is bad (mirror going up), and is usually a sign of a dead camera. Repair is impossible and inprobbable. You can pick these up for $40. This mode can use all the newest fancy lenses. I would check the contacts and the battery. If the contacts are clean... it's dead.

Nikon N75 35mm... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


According to the manual you have 4 electrical contacts. I would suspect one on the body is not working to fire the shutter. Try a eraser on the FA body winder contacts. If not, I would say the body has the problem.

Nikon FA 35mm... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018


Hi. Pay careful attention to the way the end of the film fits through the take-up reel. Open the back (empty) and give the wind knob a few twists. That will tell you which way it is turning. Put the end of your film through the slot in the take-up reel so itd winds onto itself as it advances. There's usually enough extra unexposed wound onto the factory reel that it won't cost you and pix at the end of it. Pull enough out of the cassette to be sure your winding-load position is really going to hold when you advance. Good luck.

Nikon N60 35mm... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018


So I assume you have changed the batteries and made sure there isn't any corrosion on the contacts. If your mirror is flipping up but no shutter, it sounds like a bad shutter. Check the shutter from the back, then from the front behind the mirror. Look for abnormalities or residue. It is a great camera and uses standard batteries (!) but the 1/2000 shutter has a half life like any other SLR. If you are going to throw it out you may want to open the back and use a q-tip to drip a couple drops of 90% alcohol on the top and bottom (and sides) of the shutter. As a last ditch, I throw cameras or lenses in the toaster oven at 200° for 10 min. and retry (take out batteries and film). At the least it will kill any fungus at the worst it hardens some lubricants. It does make you feel like you are doing some specilized scientific work before you toss it in the trash.

Nikon N2000 35mm... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018


It is well past the end of its expected life - retire it and ask for a new one for Christmas.

Nikon 35Ti... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Pull the leader over to the orange mark, then close the back.

Nikon N2020 35mm... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


You're on the right track with oxidation. Try cleaning the contacts in the body and on the lens with contact cleaner, and let it dry. Remove the battery, and clean the contacts inside the camera.

Nikon F65 35mm... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


I've read recently of a slew of older Nikon amateur film cameras from the late '80's to mid-'90's that have electronics that have failed. Their prosumer cameras (8008, N90, F100, etc) don't seem to be affected as much as their amateur cameras (N2000, N60, N65, etc). You could try cleaning the contacts of both the camera body and lens - as well as the battery compartment, but if that doesn't work, you may be out of luck. The good news is that you can pick up another N65 for less than ten bucks at most camera shops, both online and brick and mortar.

Nikon F65 35mm... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017

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