- Jul 12, 2005
- Manassas, VA
- Multi Format
Back when my N80 was my main "daily driver", we were at the beach, OBX if I recall, with me trying to get a good picture of my wife and daughter. Daughter was about 3 at the time and decided to grab a handful of dry sand and throw it at me. Needless to say it went all over my camera. I shook and/or blew it off and it was fine from that point on. It was a bit more puckering at the time as that was not a cheap camera at the time.The beautiful thing about 'cheap' cameras is you use them w/o thinking this thing is so expensive I better not walk along the surf. I shielded the camera when I wasn't using it, whipped it out and snapped a shot when I saw the opportunity, then shielded it again.
There was, at least when I had mine, a few folks who could install chips in unchipped lenses to give you full metering with the older lenses. I have no idea if they're around anymore though. It wasn't a terribly expensive job, but still only worth doing to special lenses. I never got around to trying it for myself though.exposure/metering works with manual focus lenses if those lenses are chipped. Like the Nikon AI-P lenses, Voigtlander and Zeiss SlI and Zf.2