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This item is discontinued and is posted for information purposes only.



35mm single-lens reflex (SLR)

Picture format:

24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)

Lens mount:

Nikon bayonet mount

Lenses available:

All Nikon F-series lenses; only those lenses with a metering shoe (non-AI, AI, AI-S except 50/1.8) will meter at full aperture. Other F-series lenses (e.g. Series E, AF) can be used in stop-down mode


Can be set for approx.8 sec. delay


Metal vertical-travel mechanical focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec. and B; shutter speed selected indicated in the viewfield; shutter release via shutter button or self-timer. All speeds function without battery power

Flash synchronization:

X and M flash terminals are provided; X for speedlight unit at speeds of up to 1/125 sec. And M for flashbulbs at all speeds.

Synchronization range:

For electronic flash units, 1/125 sec. to 1 sec. plus B; for flashbulbs, 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec. plus B.

Accessory shoe:

Optional; attaches behind viewfinder eyepiece. Connection of flash unit to X or M terminal is still required.


Fixed, non-removable eyelevel pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated to the bottom of the viewfield; field coverage is unspecified.

Focusing screen:

Fixed; consists of a matte Fresnel field and a central microprism spot.

Reflex mirror:

Automatic instant-return mirror. Locking mechanism provided

Exposure metering:

Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full-aperture exposure measurement employing CdS meter sensor with Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling prong; stop-down metering applies for other lenses; exposure correctly set by matching needle; meter cross-coupled with both lens diaphragm and shutter speed controls, meter powered by one 1.3V mercury (PX625) battery. NOTE: use of substitute alkaline (PX625A) battery will result in metering error which will vary as the battery ages

Metering range:

EV 3 to EV 17 with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100; aperture coupling range f/1.2 to f/32 with maximum aperture lenses from f/1.2 to f/5.6; film speed setting ISO 12 to ISO 1600

Film winding:

Settings provided for ASA 12 - 3200.  

Frame counter:

Additive type; automatically resets to S, two frames before "0," when camera back is opened. (Additive, automatic-resetting type frame counter with "S" and three frames indicated before "1 ").

Exposure compensation:

EV +2 - EV1 via exposure compensation ring

Lens diaphragm coupling:

Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing with maximum apertures of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided

Film winding:

Via single-stroke lever with 135 degrees winding angle and 30 stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advance with AW-1 Auto Winder attached;

Frame counter:

Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before "0") when camera back is opened

Film rewinding:

Manual crank type (rewind crank and rewind button)

Depth-of-field preview:

Via lever provided on top of camera

Camera back:

Hinged, swing-open type; non-removable


Powered by PX625 1.3V mercuric oxide battery. 1.3V zinc/air battery is also available


148mm x 95mm x 54mm


765g (body only, approx.)

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