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Nikon F3P - Camera

Nikon F3P - Camera

35mm manual focus SLR camera released by Nikon in 1983 and intended for photojournalist use. Notable changes include a special High Eyepoint (HP) finder with a hot shoe and titanium housing, a raised shutter speed dial, removal of the back door safety lock, circular frame counter, weather sealing and a soft release shutter button.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 8s - 1/2000s + B
  • ISO range: 12 - 6400
  • Size: 149 x 102 x 69mm
  • Weight: 776g (w/ HP finder)
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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 F3P - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T41281 $606.00 Nikon F3P
07 Dec 2023 T58421 € 434.13 Nikon F3P - Camera Image
30 Aug 2023 T39608 € 587.50 Nikon F3P - Camera Image
25 Feb 2022 A75410 € 499.00 Nikon F3P - Camera Image