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Nikon F3 35mm Camera Body

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Nikon F3 35mm Camera Body Description


Third generation of Nikon professional system cameras. All black body. Meter is in the body rather than the finder, and works with all finders in place. StandardDE-2 prism has eyepiece shutter and VF illuminator, 100% VF image. Titanium shutter. Manual metering and Aperture preferred AE, TTL OTF flash metering, 80/20 metering pattern (80% of reading taken from 12mm circle in center of screen), stop down meterin possible. LCD display in finder, AE compensation, AE lock. No standard ISO hot shoe included, but can be added with optional AS-4 or AS-7 adapter (non-TTL hot shoe adapters, will transmit flash ready signal). F3 series dedicated flash attach via unique F3 foot at film rewind crank. PC sync terminal. Shutter speed range: 8 sec to 1/2000 plus T & B, flash sync at 1/80, self timer. Mechanical shutterspeed: 1/60, tripped via switch on front of body. ISO film speed range: 12-6400. Manual film advance and rewind. Multi. exposure capability, mirror lock up, interchangeable prisms and focusing screens, removeable back, body grip, DOF preview. Optional Backs: MF-4 250 exp mag., MF-6B Auto Film Stop Back, MF-17 250 Exp. Data Back Set, MF-14 and MF-18 Data Backs. MD-4 Motordrive and optional MA-4 AC/DC converter. Recommended flash: SB-16A, SB-21A, SB-17, SB-12 for TTL operation, F3 foot connection. Also, SB-11/14/140 for TTL operation with SC-12 TTL connecting cord. Optional finders: DW-4 6x Mag. Finder, DW-3 Waist Level Finder, DA-2 Action Finder.

KEH Specifications

  • Focus:  Manual
  • Lens Mount:  AIS 
  • Metering:  TTL/Flash 
  • Manual Metering:  Yes 
  • Aperture Priority AE:  Yes 
  • Center Weighted:  Yes 
  • Metering Display:  LCD 
  • Exp. Comp:  Yes 
  • Auto. Exposure Lock:  Yes 
  • Shoe:  Opt. 
  • PC Sync:  Yes 
  • Shutter Speed Range:  8s-1/2000 
  • High Sync. Speed:  1/80 
  • B or T Setting:  B&T 
  • Self-timer:  Yes 
  • ISO/DX Range:  12-6400 
  • ISO/DX Setting:  Man. 
  • Film Advance:  Man. 
  • Film Rewind:  Man. 
  • Multi. Exp. Capability:  Yes 
  • Mirror Lock-up:  Yes 
  • Interchangeable Prism:  Yes 
  • Interchangeable Screens:  Yes 
  • Removable Back:  Yes 
  • Body Grip:  Yes 
  • DOF Preview:  Yes 
  • Release Socket:  Mech. 
  • Viewfinder Image:  100% 
  • Battery:  2-MS76 
  • Weight:  24.7oz


General information

Brand Name Nikon


Autofocus No

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F Mount D Type, Nikon F Mount AF (pre-D), Nikon F Mount Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai & contacts (Ai-P), Nikon F Mount Ai-S, Nikon F Mirror Up, Nikon F Non-Ai

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