Film slipping on FT-1

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I bought a used FT-1 and gave it a gift to my daughtor. She had been using a TC. Recently the FT-1 has been giving her overlapping photos. Has anyone else had this problem? Can it be be fixed?

BTW I own two other FT-1 cameras that both work flawlessly.

Dave DeBar

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2001

Answers

FT-1 "Slippage"

David,

Good to hear from you, hope all's well. The same thing happened to me once on my first FT-1. After much head-scratching, I put it down to weak batteries. If you don't have it, get the AA size battery case ASAP!

-jwk-

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001


Film slipping

Hi,

I had a similar problem with a T4 and winder. I used NiCd cells in the winder and it was to cold ( -5C) for the cells. Maybe your problem is resulting on bad cells?

Dieter

from good old Germany

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001


"Film Slippage"

Hi David I did indeed have some slippage on one of my FT-1's. After much scrutinizing, the culprit was the small flat spring that rests on the rubber take-up roller. It is covered with some fuzzy black stuff (technical term!) that, with age, has adhesive that works its way up through the fuzz and sticks to the film.....slowing it on the wind! And if your batts are not up to snuff will not wind completely. I initially cleaned it with some alcohol, leaving a bright silver spring and it worked for another 6-7 months. It started scratching the back side of the film and I sent it back to Konica for the correct repair and we lived happily ever after! You might check the sproket holes in an exposed roll for stress and/or stretching. Mine showed that symptom, also.

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001

FT-1 film slippage

Hi David,

Similar thing happened on one of my FT-1s. Besides the obvious slowing (and stopping) of the film advance, I also noticed some gummy stuff on the first few frames of each roll. Turned out the glue holding a foam "bumper" in the take-up area had oozed through and was "putting the brakes" on the film advance. That camera is going to Konica in the near future for it's 100,000 mile tune up!

I have 2 other FT-1's which never miss a beat!

Alan Myers San Jose, Calif.

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001


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