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chals

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Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« on: November 28, 2018, 21:22:11 »
The Iso-dial on my Df have a lot of friction when I turn it. After some back and forth it loosens up. After beeing unused for some time it gets tight again. The clicks also become somewhat uneven too. The iso-dial has about the same level of friction as the EC-dial (when it works properly). Can it be the rubber-sealing? Has someone had the same exsperience? Solution?

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 21:54:56 »
All my Df dials work the same.  Sorry to hear that your ISO dial is having some issues.

I'm just taking a SWAG here, but if it were the weather sealing, I would think that it would be consistently tighter.

The fact that it loosens up, then gets tighter again leads me to believe that there is possibly some foreign substance in there gumming things up or perhaps if they lubricate the post or the dial in some fashion that the lubricant has gotten contaminated.

I'm curious what others think.
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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 22:17:26 »
Same experience with mine : gets tight after non-usage, I have to rotate it back and forth a couple of times, and id gets fine again.
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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 22:23:17 »
How long have you been using your Df? If others has had the same experience, they might know about it at Nikon Service Senter in Oslo. Maybe how to cure it to.

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 22:27:27 »
Same experience here. My Df is 4.5 years in use.

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 23:39:51 »
The ISO dial (and all other dials) on my Df works as smoothly as the day I purchased it. The camera is from early spring 2014. It has seen frequent use.

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 00:21:59 »
No issues with my dials, all move smooth.
Bought 2 years ago.
The ISO dial gets a lot of use ;)

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 02:12:17 »
No issues here in the Frozen North, either. Still functioning as new, but used far less than Bent's. I have ISO set on 400 and usually Auto ISO and always M at the RH side  of the top plate of  the camera.

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 12:02:24 »
Cato: you should talk to Mr. Vegard Kvamme, head of the Fotocare repair facility in Oslo. There might be an issue with the o-ring or weather sealing of those dials. Better have it opened and checked before more severe issues develop  later.

Give him my regards :D and mention I have directed you there.

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Re: Iso-dial on Nikon Df hard to rotate, suddenly loosens
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 20:45:34 »
Thank you, l’ll do that.