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Can an FTb owner please help me out? Something happened to my FTbn while a friend was using it: the aperture needle disappeared. I have the camera back again, and I've fiddled with every knob and lever on the camera and lens (an FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC), removed the lens, changed to a different FD lens, checked the battery, replaced the battery, rewound and removed the film, and checked the online instructions, all with no luck. I miss my aperture needle :-( Can someone tell me what happened and how to straighten it out?
-- Larry Geary (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 2000
What about the stop-down lever (built into self-timer) or had you already thought of that?
-- Jeremy (email@example.com), October 01, 2000.
Are you referring to the straight meter needle or the lollipop shaped follower needle?
-- Bill Salati (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 2000.
It's the "lollipop" that has disappeared. I have tried pressing the stop-down lever in and out. The lens does stop down, but the lollipop stays hidden.
-- Larry Geary (email@example.com), October 01, 2000.
Sounds like it's time for a trip to the shop for your FTb.
-- Bill Salati (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2000.