Modern Classic SLRs Series :
System Accessories for Nikon F5
(or other applicable Nikon SLR models)
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Remote Control: System Remote Accessories for Nikon SLRs can also be used in the Nikon F5, where you can share among with other Nikon models and don't actually require to purchase separately. The remote control group can be segmented into two major sections: Wireless OR Cabled.

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The Wireless Modulite Remote Control ML-3 Set

Consists of ML-3 Remote Control Receiver (XA 10254) & ML-3 Remote Control Transmitter (FXA 10253). The ML-3 is for cameras with 10-pins remote terminal The ML-3 offers remote control for two separate channels via an infrared LED beam, enabling automatic camera operation from a distance of up to about 8m. Auto triggering, delayed shutter release 3 sec., single and continuous shooting switchable from the remote position.

The Receiver side of the set up has a setting that permits the change between the two channels. The 10-pins terminal of the F5 makes many previous accessories not compatible to use with direct mounting.

Specifications fro Nikon ML-3 Set: -

No. of control output channels Two channels available
Shooting modes S for single-frame shooting, C for continuous shooting, DELAY for 3 sec. delayed shooting, TEST for operation check in A. TRIG mode
Number of flashes* (single-frame shooting) 5,000 or higher
Continuous standby time* Approx. 200 hours with F5; approx. 190 hours with F100 or F90X.
Power source Transmitter: Two AAA-type alkaline or high-rate manganese batteries; Receiver: Supplied from camera body.
Dimensions (W x H x D) Transmitter: Approx. 117 x 22 x 30mm; Receiver: Approx. 50 x 36 x 47mm.
Weight (without batteries) Transmitter: Approx. 40g;
Receiver: Approx. 51g. * With a fresh set of alkaline batteries

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Nikon Radio Control Set MW-2 The MW-2 is a more sophisticated remote control setup and this accessory has been serving for quite a few generations of the Nikon SLRs. Provides interference-free remote control up to 700ni (2,295 ft). Three separate channels allow three cameras to be operated automatically. Its main feature is: It is easy to set up and handle. As the Nikon F5 uses 10-pins terminal, I think you should call up Nikon to clarify the possibility to use this powerful, but older setup before committing any purchase The same applies for the MT-2 Intervalometer because with the MF-28, time lapse photography is also possible.

Nikon Intervalometer MT-2 For unmanned time-lapse photography or work sampling. Quartz-controlled MT-2 provides either 2 sec. or 16 sec. delay shutter release, allowing time for focusing or flash recycling. It can also be used with other remote-control devices. The original MT-1 may also be used in such combination (Note: MT-1 is not a quartz control timing module).

The Ten-Pins configuration on Remote Control connection via cables/cords:

MC-20 Remote Cord with Timer 0.8M For Nikon F5/F90X; with other cameras/motors in combination with the MC-26 adapter cord Enables remote firing of a camera and setting of long time exposure of up to 9 hrs. 59 min. 59 sec. Length: 80cm, five-figure, seven-segment display; may be illuminated, Plug and socket: 10 pole, Power source: one 3V lithium battery (CR2032), none with F90X (FRG20101) MC-20 Remote Cord with Timer 0.8M
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MC-21 Cord 10 Pin Extension Cable Used with MC 20, MC-30 or MC-22 (FRG20301)
MC-22 Cord 10 Pin to Banana Plugs Useful for connection to shutter triggering device. Plug and socket: 10 pole; banana plugs at one end, extendable. Length: 1.15m (FRG20401)
MC-23 Cord 10 Pin to 10 Pin: For Nikon F5/F90X Connects two cameras for simultaneous or synchronized shutter release. Plug and socket: 10 pole (both ends). Length: 45cm (FRG20501)
MC-25 Cord 10 Pin to 2 Pin: Enables the use of two-pin remote accessories. Plug and socket: 10 pole/2 pole. Length: 25cm (FRG20701)

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MC-30 Remote Cord (far left picture) for F100 0.8M: For F5/F90X Enables remote firing of a camera with trigger-lock function. The lLock button comes in handy for bulb exposures.Attachment: 10 pole. Length: 80cm. The MC-12A (second image on the left) may not be used with the F5 or equivalent bodies that uses the 10 -pins terminals.

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Camera Straps
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N-14 Replacement Strap F5 (FWE52101) The leather AN-1(black), the mesh-type AN-4Y (yellow) and AN-4B (black), and the wide AN-6Y (yellow) and AN-6W (wine red) are available. Note: All the colorful straps shown here may not be available now, as I found third party options may even have more choices.

Filters for B&W and Color Film Since B&W film does not register colors but only different gradations on a "gray" scale, filters are used to improve contrast or to create special effects. When color film is used under conditions different from those specified, strong color casts are likely to result.

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Photos taken with this type of film in the morning or late afternoon will have a yellow or red tinge. For slide films, filters are usually used to correct such imbalances with both daylight and tungsten film and restore natural color rendition. Other filters can also be used for creative purposes.

Filters for Colour Photography Amber A2, A12; Amber filters correct the bluish coloration that sometimes affects daylight film. Blue B2, B8, B12 - Blue filters subtract red and thus cool down coloration. Filters for B&W Photography Yellow Y44, Y48, Y52 Yellow filters absorb both blue and ultraviolet light so that skies appear darker in B&W prints. Orange 056 - The 056 subtracts green as well as blue and ultraviolet. Red R60 -This filter subtracts all colours of the spectrum except red. Green X0, X1 - Green filters subtract red and blue, and allow green and yellow to pass through Filters for Call and B&W Photography Ultraviolet L37C, L39 Skylight LIBC Ultraviolet light can reduce contrast and detail in photos. The colouress UV filters produce sharper, non-hazy B&W prints, and correct the blue or violet tints that may occur with colour film. The L37C is multilayercoated to further reduce reflection. The L39 is good for B&W prints of mountain or beach scenes. The multilayer-coated Skylight _1 BC also cuts UV light, and like the other UV filters, can be used to protect the lens. Neutral Density ND2S, ND4, ND4S, NDIIIS, ND400 ND filters subtract all light equally, so they have no effect on colour balance, but ristead reduce the amount of light entering the lense.


Filters/Adapter Rings/Filter Cases: Circular Polarizing Filters By reducing the light reflected from non-metallic surfaces polarizing filters allow direct shooting through glass windows and reduce the glare from water surfaces and sunlit trees and grass. Best used for "blueing" the sky at specific angle.

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They are the only filters that darken the sky in color photography without affecting color balances. Nikon circular polarizing filters come in a rotating mount to enable different angles for different degrees of polarization, and effects may be seen in the viewfinder as the filter is rotated. They do not interfere with the autofocus or auto exposure operation of the Nikon AF SLRs.
Body/Lens Caps: I cannot remember since when Nikon started supplying their SLR bodies with a simple plastic body cap (see pictures below). Well, those days, they used to supply body with a high quality cap and if you still wish to have one of those, they would expect you to pay now. Come to think of it, other than the Nikon F5 50th Anniversary model which has a delightful touch of having a customary design body cap in gray colour, even some of the 'lower end" limited edition Nikon models were still being supplied with the same plastic cap now, are such caps very expensive ??

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A cap's main purpose is to protect the front and rear portions of a lens from dust, fingerprints and scratches, Nikon makes lens caps in hard plastic, metal and leather. Body caps are also available to protect the mirror box and reflex mirror when no lense is mounted on the camera body. Front lens caps are available in the following attachment sizes: - 52mm, 58mm. 62mm,72mm. 77mm, 85mm, 95mm or 108mm. Rear Lens Cap LF-1 is compatible with all lenses


New stuffs ? No. Some guys at Nikon finally agree the cheap plastic body cap for the Nikon F5 was a terrible idea. The Nikon F5 50th Anniversary model's gray body cap has been redesigned for the Nikon F6, the standard package comes with a delightful, solid plastic body cap again where the cap has an embossed "Nikon F6" logo.

Not exactly relative ... but here is a "Nikon Coolwalker". Looks like the Apple's Ipod. Consists of a Shock-Resistant 30GB hard disk: and it is intended for digital imaging use. But I was thinking it can also be used for transporting scanned image files for your negative and/or positive slide films. For the digital cameras, this device can be used to transfer or organizes over 10,000 2MB image files in searchable folders

Various lens hoods for each of the Nikkor- some can actually be shared but most are dedicated. They come in either rubber or metal type. Some of the newer ones are plastic !

Screw-in type: Screws onto the front of the lens, metal type available for extra strength, rubber type folds back over the lens when not in use Slip-on type: Slips over the front at the lens, tightened with knurled screw and retainer ring, used with wideangle zoom and ultrawideangle lenses. Snap-on type: Snaps onto the front of the lens with a spring-type retainer ring the mounting can be reversed for storage. Bayonet type: Twist-lock mounting for extra security. Note: Lens hood names indicate type, i.e. HN for Screw in, HR for Rubber Screw in, HK for Slip-on, HS for Snap-on and HB for Bayonet type.


Photographic Attachment for Fieldscopes. Adds this device to your camera ad your field scopes as n 800mm f/13.3 super-tele lense. Good for scientific and nature observations Works on both 60mm and 78mm field scopes (1000mm f/12.8 result with 78mm). This attachment is NOT for use with spotting scopes or as Nikon advises shouldn't use it to work with other camera labels.

The BL-F5 Camera Bracket produced by
Kirk Enterprise, Ltd.(e-mail) fits the Nikon F5. It is a Custom-made one-piece bracket machined from light weight aluminum. Allows full access to all switches and battery drawers. Weight : approx. 3.9 ounces

For other applications such as astro photography, you can get an adapter for such purpose. Mirror Lock Up, Self Timer & various features in the MF-28 Multi Control Data Back are very handy for this kind of specialised photography.
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Some of the Underwater Housing designed specifically for Nikon F5: Shown at bottom left is from Backscatter and the bottom right is from Sea & Sea. As I am not too familiar with under H20 housing except for a brief experience when I did a fun site for my friend, Michael Patrick Wong (, the author of Malaysia Beneath the Waves, you can | CLICK HERE | to read an article relating to a few home made prototype underwater housing designed specially for him (model used was not for F5). Note: The use of Nikon Action Finder DA-30 (a non-3D Matirx, Center-Weighted and Spot metering enabled prism) is recommended for viewing comfort when using under H20 housings).

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Note: Have I left out something ?? You can always contribute to make it better by suggesting stuffs that are MISSING here in this site (accessories). Credit will be given. Comments are also welcome, please MAKE GOOD USE of the Message Board for initial contact.

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number: by: my friend, Rick Oleson by: Hansen, Lars Holst

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W A R N I N G: The new G-SERIES Nikkor lenses have removed the conventional aperture ring on the lense barrel, they CANNOT adjust aperture(s) when operating in manual exposure control even with certain earlier MF/AF Nikon SLR camera models. But they are FULLY COMPATIBLE with the Nikon F5 featured here in all usable metering systems and/or exposure modes. Please refer to your local distributor for compatibility issue(s).

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