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  1. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Nikon Prism Interchangeability.

    Prism removal. He also has a blog on how to remove the DE-1 prism. Just in case anyone is interested in removing their prism.

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM
  2. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Update on my Photomic FTn CLA (tiny screw thread).

    Good info Robert. I will keep looking for a solution that works for me. I can't justify $75 for adapter rings with a diode in them. Just...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:16 PM
  3. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Update on my Photomic FTn CLA (tiny screw thread).

    Thanks @mwmcbroom for the tip and information. I read about the 675 but have not tried them. I am game to try anything just to see what...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 1:38 AM
  4. brian_donaldson|3 posted a new thread.

    Update on my Photomic FTn CLA (tiny screw thread)

    Mission accomplished. The meter has been CLA'd to the best of my ability as a non-camera tech person. The issue I was having was the...

    Forum: Classic Manual Cameras

    Jan 18, 2018 at 2:24 PM
  5. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Nikon Prism Interchangeability.

    My guess, Ben, and it is just that, a guess, would be that the prisms are the same. Simply from a production standpoint and repair...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 9:55 AM
  6. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Loosening a tiny screw.

    Robert, thanks for the Micro Tool suggestion. Now that I have 2x F's and 2x F2's, I think I should really break down and get some decent...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  7. brian_donaldson|3 liked robert_bowring's post in the thread Loosening a tiny screw.

    I have CLA several FTn finders. First of all do NOT use any type of spray cleaner or lubricant. It will get over everything and cause...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 4:51 PM
  8. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Loosening a tiny screw.

    Thanks cees jan de hoog. I had thought of that also but without a good screwdriver, which I seem to lack, that cause more problems....

    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:52 PM
  9. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Loosening a tiny screw.

    Well it looks like I will need to come up with a plan B. I looked with high manification and the top of the screw head is stripped....

    Jan 14, 2018 at 5:55 PM
  10. brian_donaldson|3 replied to the thread Loosening a tiny screw.

    I have PB Blaster - I'll try that. Thanks I have lots of different wattage soldering irons - I'll also try that also. Thanks The...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  11. brian_donaldson|3 posted a new thread.

    Loosening a tiny screw

    I am working on a CLA of my Photomic F Tn finder. I can get all the super tiny screws out except 1, which seems locked in place. Once I...

    Forum: Classic Manual Cameras

    Jan 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM