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Nikon F3AF 35mm Camera Body

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Nikon F3AF 35mm Camera Body Description


1983-88. (2-MS76,2-AAA) Same as F3 but with special auto focusing, battery powered, high eyepoint finder DX-1, that will link to contact on specifically made AF Nikkor lenses. This system has been discontinued and is not the same as the current Nikon auto focus system. The only lenses that will auto focus with this finder are AF-Nikkor 80mm/2.8 and AF-Nikkor 200mm/3.5 ED-IF. 16 other AIS and Series E Nikkor lenses will work in AF mode when the Nikon TC-16 AF Teleconverter is attached between the lens and the F3AF camera with the DX-1 finder. Many other Nikkor AIS and Series E lenses can be used with the Nikon F3AF in Focus-Aid Operation meaning there will be no auto focus, but the focus status indicator inthe finder can be used to aid and confirm quick, accurate manual focusing. Case: CF-6.

KEH Specifications

  • Type: 35mm single-lens-reflex
  • Exposure-Control Modes: Aperture Priority auto-exposure OR manual override and backup mechanical control. Full aperture metering via silicon photo diode thru the lens with center-weighted meter pattern and metering circuits. (Meter compatible with all viewfinders)
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Autofocus System: AF-Nikkor 80mm f/2.8 and 200mm f/3.5 IF-ED
  • Shutter: 
    • Auto: Electro-magnetically controlled stepless speeds from 8 sec - 1/2000 sec
    • Manual: Quartz/electro-magnetically controlled discrete speeds from 8-1/2000 sec
    • Mechanical: T setting on shutter speed dial and 1/60 sec. when using backup mechanical release lever
  • Metering: EV 1 to EV 18 at ASA/ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens or EV 3 to EV 20 at ASA/ISO 100 with f/2.8 lens
  • Film-speed Range: ASA/ISO 12 to ASA/ISO 6400
  • Mirror: Automatic instant-return type (has lockup facility, incorporates air damper)
  • Viewfinder: Interchangeable eyelevel pentaprism type AF Finder DX-1 as standard. 0.8x magnification (with 50mm lens) or 1.3x (with 80mm lens).
    • Approx. 92% coverage
  • Flash: Hotshoe contact ready for TTL flash accessory
  • Film Advance: Auto film-advance possible with optional motor drive MD-4. Manual wound in single stroke or series of strokes with 30 degree standoff angle and 140 degree winding angle
  • Self Timer: Approx. 10 sec. delay
  • Power: 2x 1.5V AAA alkaline manganese or zinc carbon batteries
  • Dimensions: 148.5 x 115.5 x 90 mm
  • Weight:  Approx. 950 g


General information

Brand Name Nikon


Autofocus No

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F3AF , 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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