Modern Classic SLRs Series
I used to have this golden finish Nikon F in my collection for about 10 years. I don't like to make up story as I have no reference if this was an actual Limited Edition of the Nikon F officially or "something" else. I DON'T LIKE to mislead others and thus for quite a long time I have not put it in the Nikon F site. Anyway, lately since someone has complained that I have not updated the Nikon site (actually I did, after the Nikon F4 and Nikon F5 project, I have just decided to skip the Nikon resources development to divert to the Canon EOS-1N; EOS-1N RS as well as the Canon EF lens Resources - simply because I think when the AF-Nikkor resources project begin, I need working resources of a major comparing competitor such as Canon materials to make the site better. Relative: Gold cameras oufit Canon F1 GOLD | Nikon F2 GOLD | Nikon FM GOLD | Nikon FA Limited Edition GOLD | Pentax LX Limited Edition GOLD | Olympus OM2N Limited Edition GOLD | Leica M3 Gold | Leica M4-2 Gold
Well, whatever the reasons, here is some images that I took for some of you to share with this collection of mine. It comes with a companion NIKKOR-H Auto 1:2 f=50mm Standard lens which also comes in matching golden outfit.
What is holding me back to think this is an Limited Edition Nikon F ? Well, simple - until I can find other similar models surfaced - I will still have reservation because this was not mentioned in any official literature and I hope this is not an engineered model by some rich and famous Nikon fan.. haha. Whatever it is - if it is not price of Nikon, the work presents an excellent craftmanship.
Top, side and various views of the Nikon F Gold with the non-Ai MF Nikkor 50mm f/2.0 lens. I have used the lens as illustration for the Nikon F5 section when relates the issue of lens compatibility | CLICK HERE |. At the moment, this setup is used as display in my living room - along with other collectibles such as the Nikon F3H High Speed Motor Drive Cameras; Nikon F3/T LE; Nikon F2T; NIKON SP, FM2/T and other mix of brands such as Canon New F1 LA '84; Pentax LX Y2K; LINHOLF 617; LEICA M4P BLACK ENAMEL; COLOMBO + SOME YEAR OF THE XXX ETC..hehe..
Part I covers: Shutter Controls | Flash Sync Selector | Self Timer
Part II covers: Depth of Field (DOF) Preview | Mirror Lock-Up
Lens Bayonet (Bayonet) Release | Prism Release
Part III covers: Lens Bayonet (Bayonet) Release | Prism Release
Part IV covers: Film Advance Lever | Frame Counter and Film Load Reminder | Film Rewind Crank | Film Guide Rails and Pressure Plate | Serial Number and Film Plane Indication | Film Speed Reminder | Shutter Speed Dial | Shutter Release Button | Shutter Curtain | Camera Back | Tripod Socket
Nikon F | Nikon F2 | Nikon F3 | Nikon F4 | Nikon F5 | Nikon F6 -not ready | Nikkormat / Nikomat | Nikon FM | Nikon FE/ FA | Nikon EM/FG/FG20 | Nikon Digital SLRs | Nikon - Other models
Nikon Auto Focus Nikkor lenses:- Main Index Page
Nikon Manual Focus Nikkor lenses:- Fisheye-Nikkor Lenses - Circular | Full Frame | Ultrawides Lenses - 13mm15mm18mm20mm | Wideangle Lenses - 24mm28mm35mm | Standard Lenses - 45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm | Super-Telephoto 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
Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
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Credit: Ted Wengelaar®, Holland for his continuous flow of input. MCLau®, who has spent quite a number of nights with me to prepare this site. Lars Holst Hansen, Danish 'Hawkeye' who shares the same passion. CYLeow ® , photo editor of the Star newspaper, Malaysia, Mr Poon from Poon photo for their input on F3P. Mike Iacono for his effort to contribute some few lovely images on his Nikon SB-3 and SB-4 speedlights. Azrul Abdullah for his earlier effort on F3AF. StevenWolfe for sharing his experience on the F3T LE. Ms Rissa Chan, Sales manager from Shriro Malaysia who has helped to provide some of the very useful input. Hiura Shinsaku, Nikomat ML, Japan for his contribution on all the various images of Nikon F3 prototype models; special thanks to Edward Ngoh for his permission to use his Nikon F3AF and the dual F3AF lenses; Simon Cheong, HK for his initial feedback on the Nikon F3AF; my friend, Chuck Hester who has been with me all these while with the development of all these Nikon sites; Augusto Stuat, Brazil with his input of the SB-3/SB-5 flash units; Don Walsh, Thailand for his information of the battery issues. Mr Tom for his permission to use his images of the Oxberry Pro 5 camera. "BIGleo" for two of his fabulous images on the F3/T;A contributing site to a long lost friend on the Net. Note:certain content and images appeared in this site were either scanned from official marketing leaflets, brochures published by Nikon and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their own work to publish in this site based on educational merits. The creator of this site will not be responsible for any discrepancies that may arise from such possible dispute except rectifying them after verification."Nikon", "Nikkormat", "Nippon Kokagu KK" & "Nikkor" are registered tradename of Nikon Corporation Inc., Japan. Made with an Apple IMac