This past month has included two trips to and from Nikon USA for the F3. Turns out there IS a shutter problem. The second curtain is closing too soon, the result of a braking problem, which is causing capping, also known as shutter bounce. While many online are telling me to get a second body, I have already had the LCD display, light seals, and flash circuitry replaced. I’d love to hear any suggestions from blog readers as to recommendations as to where to have the shutter replaced. Nikon USA no longer stocks the shutter, but advises that independent dealers might. Of note- the problem only takes place at higher shutter speeds (1/250th/sec or faster). They have tried twice to adjust the curtain tension, but this is a temporary fix. They also scratched the baseplate, but replaced it with a brand new one. That part was in stock.
Anyways, I did want to share three more shots from this summer’s performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost, at Fitchburg State University. Much slower shutter speeds here, with one of, if not THE last rolls of Plus-X.