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So, about that 35mm f2 D lens with oily blades. It caused the blades to stick for the first maybe 6 shots, resulting in serious overexposure. I confirmed this later by putting it back on the camera, stopping down to f22 and using B setting. This is different than checking the lens off camera, because off camera the resting state is stopped down, while on camera the resting state of the lens is wide open.
Now to figure out how/whether to get this lens' aperture blades cleaned. Such a nice size on the N80.

p.s. what this showed me is how much overexposure C41 film can handle! Really quite incredible, and also interesting to see the colour shifts.
 

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Yup, mine was sticky like that. 15 minutes w a cloth and isopropyl alcohol got ride of the sticky.

Have you removed it completely by using alcohol?

Besides of alcohol I have also heard that
- baby powder
- car cockpit cleaner
- eucalyptus oil
should work fine.
Has anyone experiences with that?

The tip with the eucalyptus oil I've read on the webpage of Richard Haw. In the comments section someone said that was the recommendation of an official Nikon repair expert. He said that will work best.
 
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Have you removed it completely by using alcohol?

Besides of alcohol I have also heard that
- baby powder
- car cockpit cleaner
- eucalyptus oil
should work fine.
Has anyone experiences with that?

The tip with the eucalyptus oil I've read on the webpage of Richard Haw. In the comments section someone said that was the recommendation of an official Nikon repair expert. He said that will work best.

Completely removed using isopropyl alcohol. Easy, and now non sticky and also it looks great - you'd never know there was an issue.

I would not use any other method.
 

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Completely removed using isopropyl alcohol. Easy, and now non sticky and also it looks great - you'd never know there was an issue.

I would not use any other method.

Thanks for the very quick reply!
 

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Use the 99% version of isopropyl alcohol. It's more expensive, but it works a lot better to get rid of the stickum. A lot of isopropyl alcohol is now sold as 70% or even 50%, but these lower percentages are not as effective for the "sticky back" problem.
 
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Use the 99% version of isopropyl alcohol. It's more expensive, but it works a lot better to get rid of the stickum. A lot of isopropyl alcohol is now sold as 70% or even 50%, but these lower percentages are not as effective for the "sticky back" problem.

I couldn't find 99% where I live, and used 75%. No issues.
 
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N80 w the 28-80D lens. The lens is excellent - this was wide open due to shade and a drizzly day. It just feels loose and sloppy in operation compared to a prime.


 
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Just bought another N80. $19.80 ebay buy it now w free shipping. The rear door is intact, so if it is a brick, it is worth it just for the spare door!
Everything looks ok on it - no dents, dings - just some stickiness which is a 15 min fix.

$20 for a camera like this? C'mon!
 

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Just bought another N80. $19.80 ebay buy it now w free shipping. The rear door is intact, so if it is a brick, it is worth it just for the spare door!
Everything looks ok on it - no dents, dings - just some stickiness which is a 15 min fix.

$20 for a camera like this? C'mon!

I know. Crazy, isn’t it?
 
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It's a super nice combo w the 18-35G lens, as that lens is very light weight and feels 'tight'. i.e. not loose and clunky like the 28-80D

 
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I got mine in the mail today. Nice camera. The shutter release in particular is nice and soft. No violent mirror or winder. It has a nice set of features on it too. I think it is a keeper. Only issue is I have a 35-135 and a 70-210. I probably need to pick up a nifty fifty. Not too fond of zooms these days. Plus the focus with those lenses is sloooooooww. I am used to Canon ultrasonic stuff. I'm getting flashbacks to the 90s. Lol.
 
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I got mine in the mail today. Nice camera. The shutter release in particular is nice and soft. No violent mirror or winder. It has a nice set of features on it too. I think it is a keeper. Only issue is I have a 35-135 and a 70-210. I probably need to pick up a nifty fifty. Not too fond of zooms these days. Plus the focus with those lenses is sloooooooww. I am used to Canon ultrasonic stuff. I'm getting flashbacks to the 90s. Lol.


Nice! To prolong the life of the film door, do not snap it shut. Pull down on the release latch, then close it, then release the latch.
The 50 1.8D is excellent. As is the 50 1.8G. The G has internal focus so nothing moves on the outside which is nice, while the D spins the focus ring.

That nicely dampened shutter/mirror action is really noticeable as a step up from the N75.
 
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Just loaded another roll of C200, to 'test out' how the 18-35G is going to work with it. I mean, I already know the answer but it's an excuse to keep using it!
 
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Nice! To prolong the life of the film door, do not snap it shut. Pull down on the release latch, then close it, then release the latch.
The 50 1.8D is excellent. As is the 50 1.8G. The G has internal focus so nothing moves on the outside which is nice, while the D spins the focus ring.

That nicely dampened shutter/mirror action is really noticeable as a step up from the N75.

I'll probably just get a D lens.

Until the N80, the Minolta 9xi was the nicest I've ever felt, at least for that type of camera. Compared to my Canon 1n I can't even notice the N80.

By the way, I only paid $17 for it, but I did have to clean the rubber. Otherwise the camera looks brand new. Talk about a steal.
 
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