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Nikon F

Nikon F

Regular price €499,00 EUR
Regular price Sale price €499,00 EUR
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Used item, no tax.
Restored: Tested & inspected with special tools and machinery. Working correctly after professional repair or service. Any flaws present will be noted and will not affect typical use.
This is an early silver version from 1963. The shutter, cocking, mirror mechanisms have been cleaned and lubricated. The curtain brakes have been cleaned, lubricated, and tested. The shutter speeds and curtain speeds have been adjusted and tested. The mirror bumper foam has been replaced. It does have some de-silvering in the lower left side of the finder but nothing that will significantly affect use. It is also quite cosmetically worn with scratches and bumps, as well as an engraving on the bottom plate. It comes with an early version of the photomic viewfinder with some pretty bad de-silvering and corrosion in the battery compartment, but it is still a nice collectible piece.

Details: Nikon F

Manual focus F mount 35mm SLR released by Nikon in 1959. It was one of the most advanced cameras of its day with features like interchangeable prisms and focusing screens, depth-of-field preview button, mirror lock-up capability, single-stroke ratcheted film advance lever, and a titanium-foil focal plane shutter. Slightly different changes in design were made over the years of production. This is the version with an unmetered prism, often referred to as "plain prism". Metal body available in silver and black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal titanium-foil focal plane, 1s- 1/1000s + B + T
  • ISO reminder range: 50-400/10-32, 10-400, 25-1600 (depending on the year it was made)
  • Size: 160 x 83 x 54mm
  • Weight: 604g

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We are confident in our team's world-leading knowledge on checking, restoring and repairing. For your peace of mind, this item includes a 12-month Kamerastore warranty. We'll repair, replace, or refund your item if any issues arise. Warranty Terms & Conditions.

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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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