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Nikon F80/N80 QD, 27.01.2000
Technical Specification
Instruction Manual for Nikon N80/F80 (External link) 3.2MB while it is till available

Nikon F80/N80 was the first SLR that was introduced for the Y2K. An upgrade of F70 and scale down version of F100.IX-Nikkor for APS SLRs cannot be used with this camera. Non-CPU Nikkor lenses such as older manual focus AI Nikkor only usable in manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used). Electronic rangefinder for providing focus indication workable with lenses of f5.6 or brighter. Innovative feature includes a "On-Demand" focusing grid line focusing screen. Two special versions of F80 come with Data Imprint LCD panel and button while another version F80S comes with QD back which allows imprinting of exposure data between frames. The camera has 19 other custom functions built-in and main difference in its operation is using the dual input command dials as with the Nikon F5 and F100. If your collection of Nikkor lenses are still made up of 90% with manual focus Nikkor, you may have to reinvesting into newer series of lenses to take full advantage. If majority of your lenses are AF optics, the Nikon F80/N80 may present an very attractive alternative and this successful combination of camera design has enabled it to be chosen as the basic body chassis for the subsequent popular Nikon Digital Still D100 as well as the Fuji's FinePix S-Pro series Digital SLR camera.

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Nikon S2 Y2K Limited Edition, 02.2000

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Wondering who was the smart guy who thought of this clever idea by reintroducing a replica of the Nikon S3 of 1958. The original version of 2,000 units (extended to 8,000 later) of this camera was only offered as chrome finish. The camera has a companion redesigned RF-Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 which has a 9 diaphragm blades and carries as starting S/N from 20XXXX onwards while the camera also bears similar starting number. The focusing system retained as combined rangefinder/viewfinder with 35mm, 50mm, 105mm reflected bright frame (with no parallax compensation), 1 sec - 1/1000 + Bulb + T (Time) exposure and X-sync at 1/60 & FP sync up to 1/1000. No other RF-lenses were announced thus far (2005). There were some 3rd party offers from Cosina/Voitlanders but seemingly, it wasn't a viable success commercially. Neither there were any other accessories available so, this camera is not cheap either, with a suggested retailed price of USD5,000-00 but most often, "used" S3 Y2K may vary greatly in price as one confirmed "desperate" auction sale at Ebay a set has sold for halve the original price. So, it remains strictly as a collector's item, patching the needs for those who have missed the generation of the great rangefinder days.

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Nikon COOLPIX 990 Digital Compact Camera. 2000
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The third model of the "high end" 900 series. It deployed with a 8-24mm 3x Zoom-Nikkor (equivalent to 38-115mm in the 35mm format) with a 4x digital zoom and delivers a maximum image resolution of 2,048 x 1,536-pixel images with its 3.2 effective megapixel CCD sensor. Other interesting features include a 7-blade iris diaphragm, 256-segment Matrix Metering and Matrix Auto White Balance, 5-Areas Multi AF system with shutter speeds range from 1/1,000 to a fill 8 seconds. The camera also employed with an unique, 900 exclusive swivel design for wide range of shooting angles. Other important features include: a 110,000-dot low temp polysilicon TFT LCD Monitor, full compatibility with Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Wideangle Converter WC-E63 and Telephoto Converters TC-E2 / TC-E3ED (wideangle Converter WC-E68 requires Lens Adapter UR-E7). This model was replaced a year later with another upgrade,Nikon COOLPIX 995 (see bottom of this page for more info)

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Started from the Y2K, Nikon first unveiled its first Nikkor the deployed with VR technology. VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED. a 5X zoom ratio. It was also the first AF Nikkor lens with Nikon's advanced vibration reduction technology. It features Nikon's proprietary, patent-pending vibration reduction (VR) system (comparable to "Canon Image Stabliser (IS) " technology.) that detects and compensates for image blur caused by camera shake (allows to shoot with ambient light at shutter speeds that are slower by up to about 3 stops, when compared to the restrictions of shooting without vibration reduction - is also able to automatically detect camera shake that takes place during panning):
Two VR modes available (VR operation can be canceled): 1) VR for both the viewfinder image and the image on film: Moderate VR operation is activated ensuring viewing comfort for the viewfinder image. 2) VR for the image on the film only: Reduces possibility of viewfinder- induced "nausea" and conserves battery power. Its new optical design that incorporates three ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements. Highlights: 17 elements in 11 groups (3 ED glass elements); 7.5' to infinity; Built-in A/M switch, focus Lock mechanism,, Focus range limiter, Attachment size of 77mm, works with TC-14A and TC-201.Weighs 46 oz and measures 5.5 x 10.4".

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Another equally exciting Nikkor lense, AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED was announced in June, 2000. This ultra-wide angle Nikkor has an optical construction consists of 14 elements 12 groups (including two compound aspherical lens elements and one ED glass element) and 114 degrees with 35mm SLR cameras 90 degrees with Nikon digital SLRs; 102 degrees with Advanced Photo System SLRs; Auto Focus and Manual via focus ring; close focus down to 0.2m (approx. 8 inches); constant aperture from f/2.8 to f/22...The F-Lens Mount features a triple-claw bayonet and reliable electro-mechanical interface. It comes with a built-in flower-type lens hood, Nikon's Super Integrated Coating is applications all lens surface to minimize flare, minimizes ghosting- typical problems with ultra-wideangle photography.
In addition, it also features a rectilinear design rendering images that are amazingly true and undistorted. Its rear focus design provides fast and smooth AF operation, and D-type design delivers distance information as part of the flash and ambient light exposure process. The lens also includes Nikon's built-in CPU, a vital asset that communicates with compatible Nikon SLR models and Speedlights. These combine to support Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering System and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash technology with capable Nikon SLR bodies. All Nikon's 3D Matrix Meters are supported, including the exclusive Nikon 3D Color Matrix Meter featured in many top of the line models. The A/M Switch also provides convenient quick shifting from automatic to manual focusing. Filtering is possible using an integrated gelatin filter holder. Weighs approx. 23.6 oz

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One of the two Nikon cameras that officially debuted to celebrate the Millennium year Y2K. It is a basic Nikon FM2n body but the finishing is kind of different from the standard production model. The camera also has an eye-catching emblem at the front. All the system accessories such as focusing screens, data back and motor drive MD-12 are compatible with this model. The camera comes with a nice presentation box..

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Nikon FM2n Millennium (Y2K) model. 05.02.2000

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Nikkor also took the trouble to develop a pin-size Manual Focus Nikkor lense, the AI-S Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P as a lens complements new FM3A later in . It was the only MF Nikkor lense that has been introduced for a long time.

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The MF 45mm Nikkor is a compact, manual focus lens that features a built-in CPU (Central Processing Unit) to accommodate the advanced automatic exposure features of Nikon 35mm SLR cameras as it featuring a hybrid shutter control system enabling mechanical and electronic shutter speed control. Optically, it carries a Tessar-type design which contributes to its comparatively compact, very short lens barrel.Super Integrated Coating and a rounded diaphragm opening with seven blades minimizes ghost and flare, while making out-of-focus objects appear more natural. offered in an elegant silver metallic finish and is supplied with a cosmetically matched lens hood, NC filter and caps.

On other Nikkor lense section:

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An alternative mid-price range Nikon Ultra Wide to Wide Angle Zoom Lens - AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF was announced in August, 2000: It is an alternative for those who cannot afford the high end spec/price of the Nikkor ultrawide zoom of 17-35mm. It comes with a focus distance of one foot to infinity, this compact, lightweight zoom lense is ideal for landscape, candid, environmental, close-up, full-length portrait and other general photography. This aspherical Nikkor wide zoom lense has a shortest closest-focusing distance in its class -- 0.33m throughout the entire zoom range where IF (Internal Focusing) is used to ensure it provides smooth, fast autofocus, and enables the lens to be both autofocus and manually focused without changing the lens' size with a negligible change in balance. Further, Nikon Super Integrated Optical coating is used on all lens to air surface to improve image quality and minimizes chances of flare and ghosting under backlit situation. Optical construction is comprised of a 11 elements in 8 groups design (An aspherical lens element is used). Nikon D-type design provides distance information from the D-type lens to the camera's computer. Working effectively with Nikon's Matrix Meters, this information is used to achieve more precise exposure control, both for flash and for ambient light metering. With a dimension of approx. 82.7mm dial X 82.5mm, and uses a 77mm filter attachment, this lense weighs only approx. 395g.

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In Aug.-28-2000, another higher spec Nikkor, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 ED-IF telephoto lense was also being introduced - making the 300mm one of the most updated Nikkor since AF-Nikkor started back in 1985. This Nikkor was among the early batch of Nikkor that comes with either a traditional black or in a Canon's type of WHITE exterior ! It was a new member to the AF-S (Nikon's Silent Wave Motor) family. An ideal tele-optic for a wide range of picture taking, from sports and action, to extraordinary tight-close-up portraits, to general landscape photography. This lens has a great system compatibility, as its F lens mount (with triple claw bayonet) in its manual focusing performance is compatible with the full range of Nikon SLR models, including the newer (includes Digital SLRs) and virtually every other Nikon SLR made since 1959. When used with Nikon's compatible Autofocus SLR models, this lens' M/A mode permits instant switching from automatic to manual focusing, even during AF servo operation. The optical design (10 elements in 6 groups (including two ED glass elements)) includes two major features: Extra Low Dispersion Optical Glass and Internal Focusing Optical Design.Optical coatings are Nikon Super Integrated Optical coating and Internal Focusing design enables the lens to be both auto-focused and manually focused without changing the lens' size. The lense can close focus to a mere 4.8 feet gives photographers the ability to make dramatic portraits. Other improvements include a 9-blade aperture diaphragm; D-type design provides distance information to the camera's computer. This information is used to achieve more precise exposure control, both for flash and for ambient light metering; A detachable tripod mounting collar is provided, as is a built-in lens hood that minimizes stray light. The lens' exterior finish is textured to provide a superior grip. For added versatility, the lens is fully compatible with the Nikon TC-14E Teleconverter, increasing the focal length to 420mm with 35mm SLR cameras. Used with Nikon Digital SLRs, the Teleconverter magnification produces the effective coverage of a 630mm lense. The filter attachment size is a larger 77m and a dimension of approx. 3.5" x 8.8". and weighs approx. 49 oz.

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Along with the fast speed Nikkor 300mm telephoto, Nikon also introduced an ZOOM-NIKKOR 24-85MM F/2.8-4D IF lense. It is a wide-to-telephoto lens which extends the popular 28-85mm to an even wider angle. It should be an ideal optic for general photography such as landscapes, full length portraits, travel and other general applications in or out of studio. This versatile 3.5x zoom offers advantage of compact and lightweight, maintains wide angle images with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, with autofocus throughout the lens' close-up Macro focusing range. Its maximum Reproduction Ratio (R:R) at 85mm is 1/2 life size (1:2), allowing superb close-up (1.6 ft. (0.7 ft at macro)) . It comes with a D-type design providing precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes; Nikon Super Integrated Coating, offering superior color reproduction and minimizing ghost and flare and an IF (Internal Focusing) design with 9 blades diaphragm. No ED glass elements are employed but there are two aspherical lens elements in its 15 elements in 11 groups design (a HB-25 flower type lens shade is supplied as standard accessory). Filter Attachment size is 77mm and weighs approx. 19.8 oz.

Similarly, another Nikkor zoom with the unpopular G-spec (aperture ring-less) AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G was introduced along with the few lenses mentioned above: It is a 4.3X lightweight, compact & affordable mid-telephoto zoom lense for all. Fully compatible with many new Nikon bodies such as F5, F100, N65, N80, Advanced Photo System Pronea and other applicable newer bodies that offer Command Dial for aperture control. cameras.

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Nikon F65QD / N65QD SLR camera. 28.08.2000

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This popular Nikon SLR models combines good features in portability and cost effective entry into SLR photography. Main feature was its easy operation with the easy-to-understand exposure mode select dial and F5's type of command dial method for camera control. It comes with a large top deck LCD panel. Uses Nikon's cross-ranged, five area autofocus sensor (Multi-CAM 900 sensor). Dynamic AF and Lock-On™ autofocus operation. Nikon's exclusive 3D Matrix Metering using six-segment Matrix sensor. Built-in auto pop-up Speedlight with 28mm lens coverage and guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft). Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash for automatic balanced exposure of both foreground subject and background AUTO mode for fully automatic control Vari-Program System includes five versatile programs. Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator. Alternate F65QD /N65QD version offers data imprinting.

Instruction Manual for Nikon N80/F80 (External link) 3.2MB while it is till available
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Coolpix 880

Coolpix 950

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Nikon Coolpix 880 Digital Compact camera. This very compact & lightweight digital Nikon uses a more conventional design rather than the revolving one of the 900 series. It has a 1/1.8-in. 3.34-megapixel CCD, which incidentally, similar to the one used for the COOLPIX 990 model introduced a year earlier. The 2.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens came with a 4x digital zoom. Other highlights includes a Quick Review function button, 11 programmed scenario modes. But it was also the first Nikon digital compact that uses a new power source, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1, other option includes a 6V 2CR5 (or DL245) lithium battery.

The top COOLPIX model for 1998 was given an upgrade in Y2K. The same swivel design Nikon COOLPIX 950 has an unique 7-blade iris diaphragm Zoom-Nikkor 8-24mm ( 38-115mm for 35mm format). Its 3x Zoom ratio is supplemented by a 4x digital zoom. Maximum image resolution is 3.2 3.2 effective megapixel ( 2,048 x 1,536-pixel). Improvements made as compared with previous models are improved image-processing algorithm. The camera used a 256-segment Matrix Metering and Matrix auto white Balance; 5-area Multi AF; shutter speed range:- 1/1,000 to 8 seconds. The LCD uses a 110,000-dot low temp poly-silicon TFT LCD Monitor. Optional accessories include Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Wideangle Converter WC-E63 and Telephoto Converters TC-E2 / TC-E3ED. # Compatible with Wideangle Converter WC-E68 (requires Lens Adapter UR-E7). Image quality of 950 has began to catch many Nikon photographer's attention in seriously consider the viability of digital compacts for practical use.

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Nikon / Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Still SLR cameras, 2000

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A surprised package emerged after the termination of the joint development effort between Fuji Film & Nikon with the earlier ill-fated E-sries digital SLR camera venture was this Nikon body Fuji designed Digital SLR camera. It uses a Nikon F80 as the chassis and shares the common F-mount, so you can work with Nikkor lenses you already own (including AF Nikkor and Ai-P Nikkor lenses)/ Takes up to five shots at 1.5 frames/sec. with remote control capability. Shutter speeds are selectable and can be set anywhere from 30 sec. to 1/2,000 sec. It has four equivalent ISO sensitivity settings up to ISO 1600 maximum (adjustable ISO equivalent ratings of 320, 400, 800, and 1600) (images size (including an innovative "simulation enhancement mode" in delivering higher image resolution from: 3040 x 2016 to alternate 2304 x 1556, and 1440 x 960 image size.

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45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm |
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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
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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