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Nikon FE Series - FE10 - Part II

 

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The camera is slightly contoured outward at the right hand side of the body to provide a hand grip, although the intention is good but it is too shallow for a comforting hold. It is by an isolated section where it looks very much like a Nikon F3 at that portion. The usual self timer lever is replaced by a LED self timer that uses push button instead of a conventional lever. Thus, the dual functions self timer/memory lock has to split in two separate operations. While the self timer is located at the higher side, the memory lock (AE Lock) has been moved just next to the lens mounting index where you have to use your naturally placed left hand push to operate. Well, I thought the former location should be a more appropriate place to locate it as it is more convenient to use your index finger to control. Anyway, that is not so important as long as the feature is there. Since Nikon has their marketing leaflet indicating the Nikon F mount is 'metallic', may be it carries some 'significant purposes, so I help them by emphasizing that particular word in red here, Err....

As you can notice, the FE10, as with the FM2/FE2 or the FA, has only provided with a fixed meter coupling lever, thus, the F mount can takes only the AI, AI-S or AI converted Nikkor or E series lenses. The AF lenses (D-type included) can also be used. Obviously, they want you to buy a new lens and compatibility issue for users is secondary. Another useful feature Nikon has retained is the depth of field preview lever, located at the same familiar place next to the lens mount. As the FE10 is an aperture priority automatic camera where depth of field control is of prime importance, this lever still permitting you to have a preview of your eventual results in depth of the field control. Just press to view the 'darkening image and see the degree of depth of field gains when you stopped down your preferred aperture(s). Stopped down metering works with this lever with some specific applications like working with PC Nikkor or with non-automatic diaphragm extension etc. as well. As you can notice, the FE10 has a standard type K screen where it has Matte/Fresnel with horizontal rangefinder and microprism. The Matte/Fresnel field with central 3mm-diameter split-image rangefinder (horizontally aligned) surrounded by 1 mm-wide microprism collar. This screen combines the split-image and the microprism for quick and accurate focusing, particularly with lenses of brighter maximum aperture. Screen also provided with centrally positioned, 12mm-diameter etched reference circle denoting area of center-weighting TTL exposure measurement for the FE10. The Type K screen is standard equipment on the many other manual focus mid Nikon range compact bodies like FM, FE, FM2, FM2n, FM2T, FA and the FM10. The only complaint here is, the FE10 is the only FE designated bodies that doesn't have interchangeable screens feature. It only comes with a fixed type-K focusing screen. So you have to live with that (Neither the FM10 has that feature incorporated). Note: The Nikon FM, FE10, FM10 are the three models that doesn't provide interchangeable screen feature.

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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

W A R N I N G: The New G-SERIES Nikkor lenses have no aperture ring on the lens, they CANNOT ADJUST APERTURES with any of these manual focus Nikon FE series SLR camera models; please ignore some portion of the content contained herein this site where it relates.

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