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Nikon F Photomic - Camera

Nikon F Photomic - Camera

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Manual focus F mount SLR introduced by Nikon in 1959. Has interchangeable prisms, winders, and focusing screens on top of mirror lock-up and depth-of-field preview. The F was the first SLR to truly achieve mainstream success, particularly among professional photographers. This Photomic model has the T, TN, or FTN prism attached, allowing for TTL light metering.

  • Shutter: Horizontal titanium focal plane, 1s - 1/1000s + B, T
  • ISO range: 6 - 6400
  • Size: 148 x 103 x 67 mm
  • Weight: 870g
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Nikon F

Nikon introduced their first SLR, the Nikon F, in 1959. Alongside it they unveiled a series of lenses and a new lens mount that would carry them to professional success for the next decades. To this day, all Nikon DSLRs use the Nikon F mount.

In the beginning, Nikon lenses communicated aperture information to the body using a metal coupling fork, affectionately known as "bunny ears". Soon after, Nikon began using a similar system that automatically told the camera the maximum aperture of the lens. This Automatic Indexing (AI) system stuck around for decades in lenses and is still found on Nikon's high-end professional DSLRs even though new lenses communicate this information electronically.

With only minor compatibility issues (don't use a pre-AI lens on AI bodies or modern digital cameras), Nikon F lenses and bodies are pretty much interchangeable.

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Nikon F Photomic - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T48572 $487.00 Nikon F Photomic
Available T49021 $461.00 Nikon F Photomic
23 Aug 2022 E16467 € 379.00 Nikon F Photomic - Camera Image
02 Aug 2022 E16327 € 399.00 Nikon F Photomic - Camera Image
08 Jun 2022 A57743 € 349.00 Nikon F Photomic - Camera Image