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02-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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ZX-5N AF and Diopter Problems - Service?

The AF in my ZX-5N is shot. Humbug! It refuses to focus. Also the diopter seems off in some way. It's hard to describe but I can never get it just right.... Any suggestions on where to service this? What it will cost...and if I should just bite the bullet and get an MZ-S?

Nikon's got plentiful F100s and the droooool worthy F6, and we've got broken or breaking down consumer cameras, and 30+ year old manual cameras...ughhh The things I put up for, for my 31mm Limited!!!!

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It's not worth getting it fixed since the labour would be too costly. Why would the AF and diopter shot anyway? Was it dropped?
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That sounds strange- perhaps the mirror got moved somehow?

In any case, just get a new camera, they're dirt-cheap.

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02-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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It just refuses to focus. Come to think of it, I should still be within my B&H warranty so I'll just return it. Problem solved...sort of...I don't have a camera anymore! Probably going to roll on that MZ-S then.

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