Nikon F801/N8008 AE lock slider

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Ste_S, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Ste_S

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    Picked up a F801 today, quite like it although surprised at the weight !

    All seems well, apart from perhaps the ae lock slider. Sliding the lock doesn’t seem to lock settings in the viewfinder LCD. Is this normal ? Much like the ae lock on the FE ?

    I’m Using AI glass In aperture priority mode, centre weighted metering if that makes a difference.
     
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    Ste_S

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    Ignore... I've waggled the slider a few times and now it does indeed lock settings on the lcd when I slide it. I guess not used by the previous owner and had some crud under the contacts on the slider.
     
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    The crud is called tarnish. It comes from oxidation. Regular usage keeps it rubbed off for a long while but it will eventually require a disassembly cleaning.
     
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