Same melting plastic for my F80 too. Can imprint my thumb print on it!
The back of my F90X melted too. It is stickier than glue. Disgusting indeed.
Is the sticky effect the result of having a dry box with too low humidity?
Check out with the 2nd hand camera shops, they got a special solution to clean the stickiness. Cost me $50 for the service.
What's the solution? Trade secret...
Nikon FM, FE and the likes are a big business mistake. They are built too lasting.
From a business point of view, making less durable cameras means you the consumer have to upgrade every few years.
Coz if you don't upgrade, it means no business for the company, then they will have to close shop (the Chinese say "eat North-western wind").
not west south.
would having a dry cabinet helps to keep it longer?
Nikon D610 |NIKON 16-35mm F4G | SIGMA 50mm F1.4G | NIKON 70-200mm F2.8G VRII | NIKON SB600
My previous D2h had the CF cover replaced, and front/side rubber covers replaced in a span of 3 years. I have sweaty palms. It's the material, plus the humidity.
But I must say, I prefer this semi-soft grippy rubber compared to the hard rubber on my D50 now.
i think its our weather here in singapore. so humid. also try not to set the RH too low in your drybox.
keep it between 45-55.
D3s - (24-70 f/2.8)
D700 - (14-24 f/2.8)
I hate being a human being, cos after living for a few decades they will malfunction and their bodies will rot and die.
I think I will switch to being a diamond, cos diamond are forever.
I also hate Nike, New Balance and many sports shoe (I love to collect sports shoes). I took care of them and never use them much but kept in my shoe box for a few years, last week I wore one of them and the sole split into two - what a disappointment.
This thread deserve to be in Kopitiam. Thread moved
Last edited by chngpe01; 20th August 2009 at 08:25 AM.
i also hate nikon now a days.... camera still okay, lens still okay, it's the people behind, canon, olympus, cathay and others still will reply emails etc, regardless go or no go but nikon marcom sucks..... they will never reply....
too bad investment in nikon very heavy liao, else will jump ship, no choice.... hehe
Anyway different people come across different situation when using different systems.
Example: I'm happy with Olympus 4/3 system cams' grip but my friend used the 4/3 system twice, the grip don't suit him.
my Nikon f801s from the early 90s is still ok
only replace my shutter in 2004, but that is a user problem
I suggest you upgrade to a LEAF.
hassy also not bad
Chinese lesson on direction:
东南亚 = South East Asia and not North East Asia.
The angmoh way is to say North-west, coz it is awkward to say West-North.
Digress abit: Northwest Airlines (NWA) had to go 吃西北风, and merge with other airlines.
So a seemingly harmless name spells doom for an airline.