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Nikon F3 - Camera

Nikon F3 - Camera

Manual focus F mount 35mm SLR released by Nikon in 1980. It was the first professional Nikon SLR to feature an electronically controlled shutter but features the same level of customizable prisms, grips, and focusing screens of previous models. It was also the first of numerous Nikon F-series cameras to be styled by Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and include a red stripe on the handgrip. This model is an F3 body with a DE-2 standard eye-level finder. Metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 8s - 1/2000s
  • ISO range: 12 - 4000
  • Size: 149 x 97 x 66 mm
  • Weight: 715g
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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 F3 - Camera Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
20 Apr 2024 T62508 € 525.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
17 Mar 2024 T62898 € 535.83 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
29 Feb 2024 T62946 € 536.16 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
21 Feb 2024 T62029 € 535.71 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
17 Feb 2024 T62033 € 525.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
13 Feb 2024 T61560 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
07 Dec 2023 T56804 € 369.75 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
07 Dec 2023 T55995 € 408.03 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
15 Nov 2023 T56383 € 404.10 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
02 Nov 2023 T55288 € 469.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
18 Jul 2023 E19015 € 459.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
02 Jul 2023 E18539 € 529.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
27 Jun 2023 E18664 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
06 Jun 2023 E18929 € 549.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
28 Mar 2023 T39571 € 479.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
24 Mar 2023 T39574 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
14 Mar 2023 E18529 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
07 Mar 2023 T36988 € 429.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
25 Dec 2022 E17552 € 399.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
31 Oct 2022 T28818 € 469.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
03 Oct 2022 T26086 € 449.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
05 Sep 2022 E17119 € 449.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
24 Jul 2022 T19964 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
13 Jul 2022 T19014 € 499.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
13 Jul 2022 E16438 € 449.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
14 May 2022 T14338 € 579.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
11 Feb 2022 T11478 € 449.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image
21 May 2021 A59664 € 449.00 Nikon F3 - Camera Image