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Sticky nikon

Discussion in 'General Photography Discussion' started by barry S, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. barry S

    barry S Active Member

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    I dug my old NikonD70 body out the other day and found it was sticky to the touch.
    A google search showed I wasnt the only person to have found that old Nikon plastic bodies like the D70 somehow went "sticky". Im not sure if any fujis are effected.....however a lot of old plastic seems to deteriorate in this way.
    I searched the internet for solutions that ranged from talcum powder to Armour All....nothing worked.
    Then I found a reference to Surgical Spirit and lo and behold its worked.
    The D70 body now shines like new and is no longer sticky even though it smells like a doctor's waiting room.
    Now I just need a cheap "old " lens to put on it ...any ideas ? The camera is worth nothing but its worth saving.
     
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    Richard_R Eclectic eccentric

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    The original kit lens for the D70 was an 18-70 but I don't know how hard they are to find. A Nikon kit 18-55 will cost next to nothing on ebay or if you really want the 50mm f1.8D lens will auto focus on the D70 and only costs around $100 brand new. The advantage of the 50mm being that with an adapter it will work fine on a Fuji as it has an aperture ring.
     
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    Since you are in the UK I'd suggest you try your local Gumtree service. I've just done a quick search and locally to me at present there's a Nikon 35/1.8G for £60 and an 18-55 kit lens for the D5200 for £50. There's also a D70 with 18-70 for £100. The good thing about Gumtree local is you see the item before handing over the cash - unless the guy has a baseball bat of course!:eek:
     
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    Nikon glass is cheap as chips. I picked up a Nikon 50mm f1.8d for £200 to use on my f70, D70, FM2. My F70 is sticky as well do thanks for the tip. I think I have the kit lens somewhere too I might be able to part with...
     
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    Richard_R Eclectic eccentric

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    You jest surely. That is AUD$330 and those lenses can be had for AUD$150 (89 UK pounds or US$117) brand new here.
     
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    Sorry it was the 50mm F1.4 AFD and was £189
     
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    Richard_R Eclectic eccentric

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    That is a way different story. :D
     
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    You guys pay an awful lot for chips.
     
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    I've spent too long looking at Leica lenses, everything else now seems very cheap....
     

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