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TedBaker

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Nikon TC14E modifications
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:08:32 »
Is it possible just to replace the female bayonet with one from and old film camera? It looks identical to one on my FM2. (I don't fancy pulling apart the FM2).

I know that I can grind the lug of the existing bayonet, but thought it might be simpler to get an old replacement part.

Anyone already done this?

 

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Re: Nikon TC14E modifications
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 12:47:24 »
I would not recommend such a procedure. The bayonets of various items (lenses, TCs, cameras) have different thickness. You might end up with a mount that prevents infinity focus or doesn't fit properly.

The grinding off approach is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes provided you have good screw drivers and a suitable metal file. Do watch out for small springs on the inside of the bayonet, though and do the mount removal so sundry items won't fly away.

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Re: Nikon TC14E modifications
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 21:00:34 »
Just removing the tab is very easy.