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#1 chesters1

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

I went to a charity boot fair sunday ,in general its just a place for the locals to have a gossip ,i wandered round and as usual what was there was there last time but i spotted a camera and having bought nothing i paid a fiver for it going by its size and fujifilm written on it.
On getting it home i found it was an elderly fujifilm S2 pro but found to my dismay the batteries had leaked and destroyed the contacts on the magazine and worse inside as well!
Anyway being tight i took it apart (well designed inside for its age) i bodged new contacts from bits of brass and reasembled it ,on inserting the batteries it fired up or rather the screen came on (theres 3!)
But nothing happened on pressing the shutter button.

I then noticed another flap! nestling inside was 2 other batteries so i sent off for them ,on arriving i bunged them in but on pressing the button nothing !
Ten minutes later pressing every conceivable button on the thing (and theres many!) It worked!

Boy its complicated non of this moron friendly 'auto' like my SL1000 whether it will get played with i dont know but getting it going an amusing afternoon and no screws left over

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

Well done re the screws chesters - I usually have enough left over to make another!!!!!  :doh:


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

Well done re the screws chesters - I usually have enough left over to make another!!!!!  :doh:

I bought a watch in the boot fair we went to earlier (a citizen navihawk) i replaced the battery but the buttons didnt work so i dismantled it and cleaned the contacts ,on reasembly i noticed a tiny two pronged bit of metal on my desk
The watch worked fine but on investigation it didnt beep ,a google and a i spotted the reason why this tiny bit of metal sits in a groove and i presume makes contact between the beeper and something else ,luckily i had kept it ,on putting it back with great difficulty (my fingers are fat its very small and one end tucks into a little hole) put it back and hey presto it beeped ,why on earth it was designed like it i will never know but i bet theres many mute navihawks on replacing its battery

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

Here's the manual for the camera Chesters, in PDF format :)

 

https://www.google.c...LqyACmU-t4_ZarY


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Chesters1,

 

Never mind - - - it's written in American

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

Here's the manual for the camera Chesters, in PDF format :)
 
https://www.google.c...LqyACmU-t4_ZarY

Cheers ,its not even written in american but double dutch ,not for those with less braincells than orifices

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:05 PM

Nice find chesters. The body is made by Nikon ;-)


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:05 PM

The lens is! the body by a devil!
Its sitting on a shelf next to a sony a350 my son left for me to fix (dirt somewhere) they will probably go in a box until i go somewhere to use them ,once you have taken the village highlights its not worth taking them again!
Trouble is do i bother ?i am 65 now is anything worth doing at this stage in life i am no Vagabond ,i dithered getting a impact drill incase i didnt get my moneys worth out of it !

Edited by chesters1, 28 May 2018 - 06:19 PM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:47 PM

The lens is! the body by a devil!
Its sitting on a shelf next to a sony a350 my son left for me to fix (dirt somewhere) they will probably go in a box until i go somewhere to use them ,once you have taken the village highlights its not worth taking them again!
Trouble is do i bother ?i am 65 now is anything worth doing at this stage in life i am no Vagabond ,i dithered getting a impact drill incase i didnt get my moneys worth out of it !

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It takes NIKKOR lenses because it has a Nikon body.

Edited by corydoras, 28 May 2018 - 11:51 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

It gets complicated round the back!
Why no "auto" setting for us thickos ,well designed inside though and i only rounded one screw getting in
Compared to my SL1000 very ancient and the 4gb card tiny! (Capacity wise) i just wish i had 25 years to master it and the strenght to carry it about
I had hoped it had manual focus so you can pre focus on an area then catch the critter as it appeared but its a bit slow for moving shots ,also how do you take photos of comets? I remember standing outside trying to focus on one for a long exposure and not being able to find the damn thing with my bridge camera

Just been watching a youtube vid on one his is different his takes 4 AA batteries (besides the 6 in the base) mine takes 2 123 batteries!

Edited by chesters1, 29 May 2018 - 08:24 AM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

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"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson