Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)

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Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)

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  • A Professionally-Sealed 35mm SLR
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Rubberized Outer Coating
  • Extremely Durable Shutter

Nikon F100 overview

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The Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body) is a professional-specification 35mm SLR camera that's smaller and lighter than Nikon's F6 flagship.  All the critical elements are here, but with less weight: magnesium alloy construction, extensive weather sealing, and extremely durable shutter, & speedy AF that you can rely upon.

The F100 has a maximum drive speed of 4.5 frames per second, even with predictive autofocus, and shares the Nikon trademark 3D Matrix Metering of their top cameras.  There's also spot metering, which you can link to the autofocus point.  Composing from an F100 is quite an upgrade if you're only used to APS-C style digital SLRs; the extremely bright and spacious all-glass pentaprism viewfinder is one to envy.  Nearly everything you touch upon the F100 has durable rubber fitted to it, and 22 custom functions allow further personalized control.

A professional's 35mm SLR with magnesium alloy construction and rubberized outer coating.
Extremely durable shutter
Blazingly-fast 5-point autofocus system with 3 cross-type AF sensors
Maximum drive speed of 4.5 frames per second, even with predictive autofocus
Nikon's 10-segment 3D Matrix Metering, as well as AF-point-linked spot metering
Extremely bright, high eyepoint glass pentaprism viewfinder
22 Custom functions for personalized control
In the Box
Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Slip-On Body Cap
  • DK-8 Eyepiece Shield
  • MS-12 AA Battery holder
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon F100 specs

    Type 35mm SLR
    Lens Mount AF-D, AF-I, AF-S (accepts AF, AIS mounts with limitations)
    Focus Modes One shot AF, Predictive AF & Manual
    Focus Type TTL Phase detection (5-point AF system with 3 crosshair sensors)
    Focusing Range EV -1 to 19 (@ ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
    Exposure Modes Program AE, Flexible program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual & Auto 3D TTL flash
    Exposure Metering - 10-Zone 3D evaluative
    - Center Weighted
    - 1% Spot (linkable to focusing points)
    - 5-Zone flash metering (with monitor pre-flash)
    Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 Lens EV 0-21 in 3D Evaluative & Center Weighted metering
    EV 3-21 in Spot metering
    Shutter Speed 1/8000th to 30 Seconds + Bulb, with sync at 1/250th second
    Sync up to 1/8000th second with appropriate flashes
    Exposure Compensation ± 5 EV in 1/3rd EV increments
    Exposure Bracketing ± 1/3rd, =, 2/3rd or 1.0 EV increments
    ISO Range 25-5000 (DX)
    6-6400 in Manual setting
    Built-in Flash No
    Film Wind Auto single shot, Continuous at 3 or 4.5 frames per second(up to 5 frames per second with MB-15 Battery Pack)
    Focusing Screen Interchangeable
    Includes type-B overall matte field with AF & metering marks
    Diopter Correction Yes (-3 to +1, with additional diopters available)
    Self Timer 10-Second delay
    Remote Control Optional (MC-20 with timer, or MC-30 trigger)
    PC Terminal Yes
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    Mirror Lock-Up No
    Multiple Exposure Yes
    Viewfinder Info Metering system, In-focus indicator, Focus area, Exposure mode, Aperture, Shutter speed, AE Lock, Analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Flash ready light & Frame counter
    LCD Information Aperture, Shutter speed, Aperture/shutter speed lock, Exposure mode, Focus mode, Focus area, Custom setting, Exposure compensation, Auto-bracketing, Flash sync mode, Electronic analog display, Battery power & Frame counter
    Color Black
    Power Source Four 1.5-Volt "AA" alkaline or lithium batteries
    Dimensions 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.6" (155 x 113 x 66mm) WxHxD
    Weight 1.73 lbs (785g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 8.2 x 4.3"

    Nikon F100 reviews

    F100 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats Digital I've had an F100 w/MB15 Battery/Vertical grip for almost 2 years and have no desire whatsoever to go digital. Photos come out phenomenal straight from the camera. I shoot in Program Mode, *Program, and Aperature Priority mostly in Matrix metering setting. Nikon's metering system is incredible and I find the auto focus fast. The focus zone selection controls are easy and well designed....I don't have to take my eye off the viewfinder to switch focus zones. Shooting with an SB28 Flash is easy. I have a Stofen bounce on my flash unit. Photos come out incredible....especially daylight fill flash.I can get HDR images from film and I didn't have to spend $4,000 on a system!
    Date published: 2008-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from As fast as they come I own the D80 and the more I shoot Digital - the more I become interested in film - so I decided to buy the F100 before they don't make film cameras any more. I've already had 3 pictures enlarged because they came out so great using the F100. The F100 is much faster than the D80 and takes all the lenses I have and is compatable with my SB-600 and the VR lenses. I use it with B & W film of which there are several great types.The only complaint is that the metering choice button sticks so you have to jiggled it to get to center weighted and spot weighted metering functions displayed in the view finder.
    Date published: 2008-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last of the Great Nikons Before digital takes over the whole world, and although I own a N80, I wanted a new prosumer film-based SLR to ensure continued B&W shooting. I got just what I needed with the F100. Although more expensive than used versions, I bought mine new as I wanted to be sure it hadnt been through any rough treatment. The F100 provides great results, feels sturdy, and can use all of my modern Nikon lenses without a problem. I enjoy it more than my D300!
    Date published: 2009-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you shoot film You need this camera. Just bought my second one from B&H,we shoot weddings, and we shoot film and this thing is awork horse and dependable. Very fast autofocus, and with my35-70mm Nikon lens the pictures are tack sharp! Theoriginal F100 I bought has been all over the US and parts ofEurope and has never missed a beat! Problems Encountered: Keep a spare set of AA's with you. They last a long time,but when they go, they go! Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Nikon FG, FM, N80, F100 Items I Recommend: if you are shooting weddings, Nikon 35-70mm, sweet lens!
    Date published: 2007-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Film Body I've ever owned I'm an advanced amature nature photographer that loves Landscapes, widelife,& close-up photography. This is the best film camera I've ever owned. After upgrading from a N80 and another previously owned film camera, the difference is remarkable. The auto focus is very fast as is the film advance. The film drive is so quick, when I push the shutter button I hear only one sound(the shutter and the film advancing simultaneously). The 3D Matrix, center weighted & spot(which I love) work great.
    Date published: 2010-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as they get This is an excellent film SLR body, I dare say Nikon's best for non-pro photographers. The camera's operation is simply a joy. Simple and smooth film insertion an loading, large, clear and reliable control knobs and LCD panel. The camera is relatively quiet, fast film advance, blazingly fast built in AF motor (compared to the D70 for example). Standard Alkaline AA cells last long, the viewfinder is nice and clear. AF operation can be moved from the 'half press' shutter button to one of the thumb buttons by custom functions menu, as I'm doing on all my AF SLRs. Cons: Custom functions user interface is sub-par by todays standards. Ok for the time the F100 was designed. The 10 pin connector, used for shutter release cable and some more rare functions is a nuisance. Continuous shooting isn't as fast as with pro DSLRs. I'm not knocking off any stars for the 'cons' I mention, since no other camera in the same class of the F100 has done any better.
    Date published: 2009-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid build Purchased my copy,from B&H, four years ago. Probably one of the last high quality 35mm SLRs we are going to see. It is a heavy chunky piece of equipment. But in actual usage one does not notice that. It is a pleasure to work with.
    Date published: 2009-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent performer, great value. It's basically a smaller, lighter, more comfortable F5. I prefer it for its size and weight (in fact, I skipped the F5 in favor of the F100). The F6 has since eclipsed it, but the F100 is still no slouch. The AF is fast, though only five sensor. I find it to be similar to but faster and more accurate than that in my D70s. The sensors are nice and wide and they are tilted a bit for better target acquisition, and it is compatible with all of the current lens technologies. It works great with NiMH rechargables and the grip is optional, so it's a great, fairly rugged and capable travel camera for a pro/semi-pro/enthusiast. There are some negatives, but they aren't deal killers. The exposure meter is black and white, not color, like the F5. It can get fooled a little on certain ultra-saturated colors, especially when shooting slide film. I just remember to set some exposeure compensation with crazy-intense colors. This will not be noticable with prints. The custom menu is indecipherable. I photocopied the key and laminated several copies to hide everywhere. There is no mirror lockup, so it's not a good tripod camera for extreme lenses; get an F5 or F4 for that, but I've never found it to be a problem. I've had a problem with the rubber covering coming loose after years of hard use. My repair guy fixed it during a cleaning. Finally, don't drop it five feet onto concrete directly onto the right (from front) strap lug. I broke the rewind fork and kinked the frame. I'm not the only one to have this problem, but considering the severity of the drop, it's not bad. I had the fork replaced and it's now 100% functional. Despite experiencing basically every problem with the F100, it's still my go-to AF film camera for its overall speed and streamlined use.Get 'em while they last. They are a bargain and they don't make them anymore.
    Date published: 2008-04-09
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