Other views of side, front and back of this model are available at: Here!
The amazing part is, physically there is no changes in size and dimension compare to a standard version of a F3 with MD4 attached. The F3H camera is a partially modified model of the renowned Nikon F3 High-Eyepoint workhorse camera. In combination with the high-speed motor drive you can take pictures at continuous framing rates of approx. 13 frames per second. Major features: The Nikon F3H/MD-4H comprises the Nikon F3H camera body and the high-speed Motor Drive MD-4H.
Basic operations are virtually identical to those of the F3 High-Eyepoint camera and the Motor Drive MD-4.
Differences between the F3H and F3 High-Eyepoint cameras:
- Multiple exposure is not possible with the F3-H
- Continuous Framing Rate of approx. 13 frames per second (with optional NiCd Battery Unit MN-2 - as the normal F3)
- Reflex mirror: fixed-type translucent half mirror (70 % ( transmission 30% reflection). This mirror does not move up and down during operation (* Pellicle Mirror)
- Lenses retain their aperture setting after mounting. To obtain a bright, maximum aperture image in the viewfinder, hold down the aperture release button.
- The lens aperture is not linked to the exposure meter on the camera body. Perform stop-down exposure measurement (averaged light metering). The metering range is EV5 to EV22 (at ISO 100 f/l .4 lens)
- If in automatic exposure (aperture priority auto exposure) mode perform stop-down exposure measurement.
- Backup mechanical release lever does not function when the camera is used with the Motor Drive MD-4H.
- Type B (matte type screen) focusing screen is provided as standard.
Differences between Motor Drive MD-4H and MD-4
- Motor Drive MD-4H cannot be used with other camera bodies.
- Magazine Back MF 4 (for shooting up to 250 frames) and the Firing Rate Converter MK 1 cannot be used.
- Data Backs cannot be used with the MD-4H as imprinted data becomes blurred.
- External power terminal cannot be used. (Connecting cord MC-11 cannot be connected )
- Confirmation of the LCD exposure information is not possible when using Nikon Remote Cord MC-12B with the MD-4H. However you can still release the shutter.
- Continuous exposures of up to 6 frames can be set.
- Make blank exposures until the frame counter reaches frame one before beginning to shoot.
- Set the number of film exposures on the Motor Drive s frame counter.
- Set the motor drive to either (S) single frame or (C) continuous operation by rotating the S-C Mode Selector.
- Determine correct exposure in either automatic or manual exposure mode. In both automatic exposure mode (aperture-priority auto exposure) and manual exposure, be sure to perform stop down exposure measurement when shooting. Be sure to attach the optional eyepiece cover (designed for the F90x/N90s. F90 series, F801s/N8008s and F-801/ N8008 cameras) when you shoot with your eye away from the viewfinder to prevent stray light from entering the viewfinder and affecting exposure;
- Focus on the subject and release the shutter. For easier focusing, press the aperture release button to view the image in the viewfinder with the lens at full aperture.
- Rewind the film in the same manner as for Motor Drive MD-4. If the film is automatically rewound in extremely cold or dry conditions (using NiCd Battery Unit MN-2) static electricity charges may cause accidental exposures In these conditions rewind the film slowly by hand with the camera s film rewind crank.
Continuous shooting Set the S-C Mode Selector to single frame (S) or continuous (C) operation. Continuous framing rates may vary depending on the power source. See the table on maximum continuous framing rates for each power source. As the temperature drops. the battery performance of AA-Type alkaline manganese batteries becomes significantly degraded. When taking pictures in low temperatures below O C (32CF) we recommend using NiCd Battery Unit MN-2.
* Take a ride to understand how it works and compared with other Nikon High Speed Motor cameras (F & F2 High Speed Motor Cameras)
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