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Lens Cap 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 lens is mounted on the camera body.

A quick buying reference guide on various original Nikon camera bags, camera cases and lens hoods, Click here. (But don't mail me, I don't sell these stuffs..)

Filters, Gelatin filters and Step Down Ring:

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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. 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.

Circular Polarizing Filters By reducing the light reflected from nonmetallic surfaces, polarizing filters allow direct shooting through glass windows and reduce the glare from water surfaces and sunlit trees and grass. 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.

Neutral Color
NC Filters

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Available in attachment sizes 39mm, 52mm, 62mm, 72mm and 77mm, these neutral-color filters also serve as lens protectors.
72-62 Filter Adapter Ring UR-1 This adapter enables a filter with an attachment size of 72mm to be used with any Nikkor lens with an attachment size of 62mm.

They wil not affect color balance. In addition, multi layer coating prevents light reflection inside the glass, thus improving color rendition.

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Gelatin Filter Holders

AF-1, AF-2 These enable standard 3-inch gelatin filters to be used with many Nikkor lenses, the AF-1 for 52mm attachment size and the AF-2 for 72mm attachment size. Filter Cases CA-1, CA-2 Very convenient for location work, the CA-1 case holds up to six 52mm filters and the CA-2 houses up to six 39mm filters.

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Gelatin filters can also be used with Nikon filter holder.

Panorama Head

The original Panorama Head provides a fairly convenient way to extract panoramic photographs from a given scene, your tripod, and a 28, 35, 50, 85, 105, or 135mm lens. Apparently the 35, 50, and 105mm panoramas are fairly simple click-stop affairs, while the other focal lengths involve some rotation juggling.

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There are three rings on this lens; from bottom to top, these are the focal length ring (FLR), the index ring (IR), and angle scale index ring (ASIR). The circumference of the head is marked from 0 to 360 degrees in 5 degree increments.

With a 35, 50, or 105mm lens: set the printed focal length of the lens on the FLR against the black index dot of the IR; turn the ASIR so that its white index dot lines up with the 0 degree mark; take your first exposure
turn the head to the next click stop, and take another exposure; repeat step 4 until satisfied

With a 28, 85, or 135mm lens: line up the black index dot of the IR with the white dot on the FLR; take your first exposure; turn the head to move the white dot of the FLR to the current position of the appropriately colored line (corresponding to the lens in use); take your next exposure
repeat 3-4 as necessary

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Three different Panorama Heads of differeing times. (A) Nikon F and Early F2; C) the resemblying head from Minolta is very like the current Nikon version - Same Supplier ?

The appropriate rotation for a 45mm lens is 40 degrees, and that for a 55mm lens is 35 degrees. Because of "wide-angle distortion" effects on the picture's edges, the use of lenses shorter than 28mm is not encouraged. The total number of exposures needed for complete 360 degree coverage is:

28mm == 6 exposures
35mm == 8 exposures
45mm == 9 exposures
50mm == 10 exposures
55mm == 11 exposures
85mm == 16 exposures
105mm == 20 exposures
135mm == 25 exposures


Bubble Level

This bubble level slides into a ISO-type accessory shoe and provides a simple way to check (when doing architectural or panoramic photography) the level-ness of the camera on a tripod. It is also devilishly hard to find and has obscene value as a collector's item, even when separated from the original Panorama Head.

AP-2 Panorama Head

The AP-2 has an integrated bubble level (one less thing to lose) and offers click-stop or free rotation without any angular index. It has a clamping lever which must be released (by turning it clockwise) before attaching the camera.

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After the camera, head, and tripod are hooked together, set the focal length in use against the white indicator dot, and take your pictures with a click-stop (gained by turning the chrome milled ring) in between. There is a white triangle at the next position after 28mm, which declutches the clicking mechanism, and allows unimpeded rotation.

Because of "wide-angle distortion" effects on the picture's edges, the use of lenses shorter than 28mm is not encouraged. If you choose to use different focal lengths, use the next higher focal length.

28mm == 6 exposures
35mm == 8 exposures
50mm == 10 exposures
85mm == 16 exposures
105mm == 20 exposures
The total number of exposures needed for complete 360 degree coverage is:

AH-3AH-3 Tripod Mounting Adapter For attaching Nikon cameras with separate motor drives to tripod or Repro-copy Outfit PF4.

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Nikon Pistol Grip Plug into the remote socket of the Motor Drive for improved and steady hand held shooting. look strange and odd but it was an effective means for those who engages very often in wildlife and sports action photography, a very popular accessory those days. Although rarely seen nowadays, but It can still works with the F3/MD-4 combination.
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<<<---Credit: Images of Pistol Grip for Nikon F and F2 courtesy of Mr. Amedeo Muscelli Amedeo, who also operates a popular Ebay Store. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
Leather / Nylon Neck Strap

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This neck strap is made of black cowhide and is a misery-inducing 11mm wide and 3mm thick. The length may be adjusted out to 860mm (33.9 in.). Yes, I know that neoprene straps look somewhat cheesy, but you wouldn't believe how comfortable they can be.

Leatherette Neck Strap

This neck strap is made of black leatherette (Eslon) and is a misery-inducing 12mm wide and 2mm thick. The length may be adjusted out to 1 090mm (42 in.).

Lens Hoods

The use of a lens hood is recommended at all times to prevent extraneous light from striking the lens surface and causing flare or ghost, and to protect the lens against damage. Nikon lens hoods come in four types, depending on the lens: screw-in, Snap-On, slip-in and built-in. They are calculated precisely for each focal-length Nikkor lens to provide maximum protection against stray light.

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To attach or remove the Snap-On hood, first depress the spring latch - which is marked with an arrow - and slide it in the direction of the arrow. The hood will also fit directly over a screw-in filter, so both can be used on a lens at the same time. When not in use, the snap-on hood can be reversed for storage on the lens, and the lens and its hood can be stored together in the ever-ready case.


DB-2 Anti-Cold Battery Pack

This accessory, still available for the F3 and FM2n, allows the use of two "AA" batteries in place of the two silver oxide cells in the base of the camera.

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It is intended for use in cold weather, when the small button cells tend to lose voltage quickly (although they seem to be all right down to about 0 degree C).

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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

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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