Did it stick immediately after you took a shot or? As for finishing the cocking of the shutter, stop moving the lever when the film runs out. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Have you tried calling them? Here is a YouTube video of someone showing what to do. Jumping to the conclusion that the shutter is the source of the problem may be misreading the problem. It’s there to be used by a motor drive, but can be depressed with a biro point or similar.

Please enter a valid email address. I bought from KEH on ebay a few months ago. I have the same problem, can I ask you to show an illustration? It’s not a Leica M. If not – check that the pin on the bottom which the motor drive pushes isn’t stuck it’s at the front of the bottom-plate, almost directly underneath the frame counter on the top plate – it should sit just a couple of mm deeper than the bottom of the camera. I can’t seem to edit the second photo I posted to this response, but the FE you have is clearly missing some parts compared to the YouTube video link I posted. If there are any shots on the film that you wish to preserve, you should remove the film before attempting to operate on the camera.

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fil I want to take off the base plate to see what is going on and to try to fix it, but I have a roll of film in the camera. I have the same problem, can I ask you to show an illustration?

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Are you a Nikon Photography Expert? If that doesn’t work and the shutter really is beyond help, you can probably find a working FE body for less than you’d pay to have it repaired. Related Topics Nikon fe nikon shutter film advance lever film advance lever move I was a little confused by this post because I never had to take the bottom plate off when the film finished winding. Click “Add” to insert your video. Can’t advance the film because lever is stuck Ask Question.

FE Film Advance Lever Stuck

Would removing the base plate expose the film to light? Recommend a cotton budd so you don’t damage the shutter leaves or get grease from your fingers on the movement.

The lever to advance the film is stuck! Lever has never finished the aborted rotation that started the problem. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sometimes the mirror gets stuck when the battery runs out too. It’s worth a thousand words. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. For a Nikon FE, if you can continue to crank after you already cranked the shutter once, here is the simple fix. Share This Page Tweet. The best way I found to release the mirror was to adgance, really gently stroke the shutter nearest to the film down towards the groove it leverr home in.

Posted on Jan 02, Have you owned this camera for a long time, or just acquired it? Your answer needs to include more details to help people. The film reached its end during the middle of my moving the film advance lever.


In the future, as told me by a Nikon ff2 station years ago, at the end of the roll hold in the rewind button, and finish the wind stroke. I’ll take a look at my older film bodies to see if I can help point you in a direction. I did this but it is tricky and it involves winding on the camera and rocking parts out with itself. One of the problems with the old original FE was one of the ring resistors “FIR” resistor in the exposure control circuit which breaks down and locks the camera apart from the manual speeds.

Posted on Feb 13, Although the film-advance lever is stuck, you may still be able to rewind the film. Then we switched leveg to B, the mirror flipped back down, and all was good with the world.

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How many exposures were on the roll of film? To confirm, remove the lens and see if it gets released. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

Email required Address never made public. If so, it needs replaced and an FE2 shutter won’t work.