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Specifications for Nikkormat FT3

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Type of camera:
35mm single-lens reflex with built-in exposure meter
Picture format:
24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
Lens mount:
Nikon bayonet mount
Lenses available:
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/2 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 55 Nikkor lenses
in all.
Metal focal-plane shutter (travels vertically); speeds from 1/1000 to 1 sec. plus B; delayed exposure via built-in self-timer up to 10 sec. (approximately)
Flash synchronization:
Automatic MX switchover with shutter speed setting; hot-shoe contact (ISO- type) with built-in safety switch provided; one threaded PC sync terminal provided for off-camera flash operation.
Synchronization range:
1/1000~1/250 sec., 1/30-1 sec. and B for FP and M bulbs; 1/30-1 sec. and B for MF bulbs; 1/125-1 sec. and B for electronic flash
Accessory shoe:
ISO-type built into finder housing; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch which turfis on contact as flash unit is mounted.
Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; selected shutter speed and "neighboring" shutter speeds appear in view- finder; meter needle also visible in viewfinder; viewfinder magnification, 0~9X
with 50mm lens set at infinity; finder coverage, approx. 92% of the picture field.
Focusing screen:
Matte Fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; 12mm-dia. reference circle defines area of meter center-weighing; similar to Nikon Type K screen
Reflex mirror:
Instant-return type; Mirror lock-up lever provided.
Exposure metering:
Through-the-lens (TTL), center-weighted measurement at full aperture with two CdS cells on either side of eyepiece; exposure correctly set by centering meter needle; stop-down control also possible; meter
needle with plus and minus marks appears on the right side of viewing field and atop the camera body.
Metering range:
EV3-EV17 (i.e., f/1.4, 1/4sec.- f/11, 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
ASA film speed setting:
ASA 12-1600; film speed scale lock provided
Lens diaphragm coupling:
Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing with maximum apertures of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32
Film winding:
Via single-stroke lever with 135 winding angle and 20 stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter on/off switch; multi- slotted take-up spool for easy film loading.
Frame counter:
Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before "0") when camera back is opened.
Film rewinding:
Manual via film rewind crank
Depth-of-field preview:
Via button provided on front of camera
Camera back:
Hinged; opens by pulling the camera back latch
Body finish:
Satin-chrome or semi-gloss back
One 1.5V silver-oxide battery powers only the exposure meter
Weight/ Dimensions:
880g (body only); 148mm (W) x 96mm (H) x 54mm (D).

Viewing/Metering Part One & Part Two
Mechanism around the F-mount
The Copal
Square shutter and relative functions
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Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
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* Credit: A Great thanks to Mr Denis Pleic for his volunteering effort to reedit content and and patching some grammatical mistakes found in this section of the PIM site. Miss Rissa (Marketing) & Edward (Techical) of Shriro Malaysia, distributor of Nikon cameras in Malaysia, in providing so many useful inputs to make this site possible. Mr Hong, Ipoh for lending me his FT2 to take some of the images used in this site. This site is created for his eldest son, Yuen who has picked up his father's hobby and the FT-2. My friend, John Walls from Florida, US for his images of the FTn body and the Zoom Nikkor 43-86mm.

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