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Nikon F3 High Speed Motor Camera

It has been a long time since the Nikon last produced a camera with the pellicle mirror (Last seen in the F2 High Speed). May be these illustrations will help you understand this camera better. The MD-4H is the only variation of the MD-4 that produced during the whole life span of the F3.

Full Specifications with system configuration
has been uploaded !

Shown here is a model bearing serial number: S/N 97000010. Supplied with motor drive MD-4H capable with winding speed of 13.5* fps (Frames per second).

As compared with the last Nikon High Speed model, the F2H/MD100, both came with a pellicle mirror (non reflex, fixed), though speed is differ and the F3H is based on "half" auto basis (which the F2H and earlier models are totally mechanical). Picture for the F2 High Speed Motor camera can be accessed here for comparison The F3H was in fact the third model from Nikon that went high speed. The first was the '71 F high speed (7 fps) and subsequently in '76 for the Montreal Olympic, a modified and improved version of the F high Speed was produced. Speed has been upgraded to 9 fps. Reminder: All these are non-full commercial production models.

(Also see this section for full Technical Details)
| Front view with motordrive || Backview  || SideView with motordrive |
Pellicle Mirror with DE-4 Finder |
Top View of the MD-4H & Base plate of the F3H camera body

Relative: The Modern Nikon Classic SLR series
Nikon F site
Nikon F2 Site
Nikon F3 Site
Nikkormat / Nikomat Site
FM series
FE Series

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The Eyes of Nikon:-
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Nikon Manual Focus Nikkor lenses:-
Fisheye-Nikkor Lenses - Circular | Full Frame | Ultrawides Lenses - 13mm15mm18mm20mm | Wideangle Lenses - 24mm28mm35mm |
Lenses -
45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm |
Lenses - 300mm 400mm 500mm 600mm 800mm 1200mm |
Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm
MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E


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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst

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