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Nikon F3 35mm Camera Body

KEH Model# 246467
*** Lens not included
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* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

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Nikon F3 35mm Camera Body
Cond. Notes Price Qty
As Is

Usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return privileges.

$126.00
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

Description

DETAILS

The Nikon F3 is a professional level SLR 35mm film camera.  It's extremely solid no-nonsense design and practical pro oriented feature set have made the camera a legend.  It's been one of the main go to choices for photojournalists and pros all over the world.  Along the way it's secured a reputation of durability and reliability that very few other cameras enjoy.

The F3 body is designed to be a true professional workhorse able to endure heavy use in demanding conditions.  Just like the other top of the line Nikon models that came before it, the F3 amenities include a mirror lock-up, interchangeable finders, depth of field preview, and a PC flash sync socket.  The F3 is the first pro Nikon body to not use a fully mechanical shutter.  Instead the F3 uses two readily available PX76 style batteries to a power a more accurate electronically timed shutter and single mechanical back-up shutter speed of 1/80 is provided.  The F3 also has an Aperture Priority auto exposure mode useable with Ai (Automatic Indexing) lenses and later lenses.  Non-Ai lenses are useable on the camera with stop-down metering.

The F3 was often paired with it's equally well known MD-4 dedicated Motor Drive which can wind film at 5 frames per second and also features powered rewind at nearly the same speed.  The F3 also features TTL flash metering with compatible Speedlights such as the powerful SB-16A.

Nikon introduced the F3 in 1980 with the .8X DE-2 prism finder.  In 1981 Nikon introduced the DE-3 High Eyepoint prism finder for the F3. When an F3 is paired with a DE-3 it's referred to as a F3HP.  Users who wear glasses may prefer the DE-3's extra eye relief and users who wear contacts or don't wear glasses may prefer the DE-2's higher magnification.

The F3 is a tremendously fun camera for any shooter or collector to own.  In Nikon's lineup for multiple decades because of it's popularity, it's a historic camera, an absolute classic.

Key Features

  • Professional SLR 35mm film camera
  • Rugged construction designed for heavy use
  • Interchangeable finders
  • Light Meter
  • High magnification .8x prism viewfinder with LCD display and viewfinder illumination
  • Aperture Priority autoexposure
  • Electronically timed shutter
  • 1/90s mechanical back-up shutter speed
  • TTL flash metering with compatible Speedlights
  • Interchangeable focus screens
  • Depth-of-Field preview
  • Mirror lock-up
  • Built-in timer
  • Multiple Exposure control
  • Flash Sync PC socket
  • Compatible with non-Ai lenses
  • Compatible with dedicated MD-4 Motor Drive

Available accessories include the MD-4 Motor Drive, SB-16A Speedlight Flash, SB-12 Speedlight Flash, DW-3 Waist Level Finder, DW-4 Finder, DA-2 Action Finder, DE-3 High Eyepoint prism finderand Interchangeble Focus Screens.


Additional Information

General
Brand Name Nikon
GTIN 018208016907
Manufacturer Part Number 1690
Imaging
Flash System Nikon TTL (Film Cameras)
Optics
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Nikon F Non-Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai-S, Nikon F Mount Ai & contacts (Ai-P), Nikon F Mount AF (pre-D), Nikon F Mount D Type, Nikon F Mirror Up

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