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Nikon FG, 1982

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Type of camera:   Electronically controlled 35mm single-lens reflex
Picture format:   24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
Lens mount:   Nikon bayonet mount, Bayonet mount As with all Nikon SLRs, the FG uses the same type of bayonet mount which easily and securely mounts Nikkor and Nikon Series E lenses.
Lenses:   Nikkor 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.8, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 as standard; more than 60 Nikkor and Nikon Series E lenses available
Shutter:   Electronically controlled vertical-travel metal focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds:   Stepless speeds 1sec - 1/1000 sec. on P (Programmed) and A (Automatic) modes; 11 speeds l - l/l000 sec. on Manual; mechanically controlled, 1/90sec. at M90 setting and long exposure at B setting
P (Programmed) mode exposure control:   Light intensity feedback type; shutter speed and aperture set automatically and steplessly;
A (Automatic) mode exposure control:   Aperture priority type; aperture set manually while shutter speed set automatically and steplessly
Manual setting mode exposure control:   Both aperture and shutter speed set manually. Shutter speed timing controlled by quartz
Viewfinder information:   Shutter speed scale with LED display, exposure warning signal, ready-light when used with speedlight
Exposure meter:   TTL center-weighted full-aperture measurement; meter incorporates one silicon photodiode (SPD)
Metering range:   EV 1 to EV 18 (i.e., f/1.4 at 1 sec. to f/16 at 1/1000sec. at ASA/ISO 100 and with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Film speed range:   ASA/ISO 12-3200
Audio warning system:   "Beep-beep" warning sound activated {when shutter release button is pressed halfway if shutter speed is approx. 1/30 sec. and below, or approx. 1/1000sec. and above; can be turned off via audio warning lever
Exposure compensation dial:   +2EV to -2EV by 1/2 increments
Exposure compensation button:   Approx. +2EV when button is kept depressed as shutter is released
Viewfinder:   Fixed eye level pentaprism type with built-in TTL exposure meter; approx. 92% of the frame coverage
Focusing screen:   Fixed-type Nikon K-type clear-matte screen; comprises clear-matte/Fresnel field and central split-image rangefinder spot surrounded by microprism collar and 12 mm-dia. reference circle which denotes area of center-weighted metering
Finder magnification:   0.84X (50mm lens set at infinity)
Film advance:   Via hinged type lever; wound by single stroke or series of shorter strokes; 144 degree winding angle
Frame counter:   Shows number of frames exposed; automatically resets to "S" when camera back is opened
Film rewind:   Via film rewind crank rotated after rewind button is depressed
Hot-shoe contact:   Standard ISO-type; accepts SB-15 or other ISO-type Nikon speedlights directly
Flash synchronization:   Speeds of up to 1/90 sec. with electronic flash; with SB-15, SB-I0 or SB-E or any dedicated Nikon Speedlight where flash sync speed is automatically set to l/90 sec. when shutter speed/mode selector is set at P, A or 1/125 - 1/l000 sec. setting; while at 1-1/60sec. setting, the shutter will operate at set speed
Ready light:   Incorporated in the viewfinder
Motor drive coupling:   Electrical contacts and mechanical coupler built in for operation with the Motor Drive MD-14 or MD-E *
Camera back:   Swings open when film rewind knob is pulled up; memo holder provided- interchangeable with the MF-15 Data Back
Self timer:   Lever provided can be set for up to approx. 10 sec. exposure delay; setting cancelable before actual shutter release
Reflex mirror:   Instant-return non-lockable type
Hand grip:   Detachable type
Power source:   Two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries (S-76 or SR-44 type), two 1.5V alkaline-manganese batteries (LR-44 type) or one 3V lithium battery (CR-I 3N type)
Power ON/OFF switch:   Meter switched on when shutter release button is pressed halfway; stays switched on for approx. 16 seconds after finger is lifted off button
Body finish:   Chrome and black available
Dimensions:   136mm (W) x 87.5 mm (H) x 54 mm (D) (body only)
Weight:   Approx. 490g (body only)
Camera case:   Semi-soft camera cases CF-17, 18 and 19D

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Quality of the User Manual is is less desirable, but still - it is a Manual in PDF format. Instruction Manual for Nikon FG (Extenal link) 4.1MB in PDF

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