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Since with the inception of Nippon Kogaku until the current Nikon Corporation - they were probably hundreds of camera models as well as million of Nikkor optics being sold thus far. It is very hard to satisfy everyone intention when each surfer coming to this Pictorial History Website (first created since 1997). Over the last few years, I have constructed quite a number of sites featuring a selective Nikon camera models (Nikon F(based on Mike Liu's previous effort, the Nikon F2 series, F3 Series, Nikon F4, NIkon F5, the digital SLR series as well as the midrange models such as Nikon FM series, FA, FE series, Nikkormat/Nikomat and the compact EM/FG/FG20 etc..). Each of these featured model has their respective Message Board to support specific owner of each camera types. However, there are a number of very good Nikon SLRs (as well as the film and/or Digital compacts wer quite exciting too. But due to various reasons, I cannot featured them one by one. This Message Board was created just for that purpose - to provide a gateway for those that were not being featured. You may use it for whatever you think suitable - questions & answers (Q&A) or just make good use of it to share experience among one another. The use of this section of the photography SITE is not confined soly for this purpose, you may also make use of it for other photographic matters. Some of the remarks presented within the pictorial history site was entirely personal and I do not wish to influence any decision prior to any potential purchases or disposal of your equipment. You may make use of this convenience here to present your own views as well. Enjoy.

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1. From : JWoods (
Url : http://
Date : 01:05 AM Thursday 03 May, 2007

NIkon FG focusing screen is a non interchangeable type. But you can change it via Nikon or other external service centres. However, Nikon may not be able to replace the screen (subject to their availability) but I doubt they still stock of these screen. External service centre MAY be able to clean it. Yes. the sreen type is K. It says in leo's FG spec sheet:- 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

2. From : Hugo (
Url : http://
Date : 01:01 AM Thursday 03 May, 2007

I found old Nikon EM in a box with some scrap (in my garage)... What a camera! And I have no ideas, why it was there... Good site ;) - Hugo

3. From : Andrew M. (
Url : http://
Date : 04:54 AM Tuesday 01 May, 2007

When cleaning the inside of my Nikon FG I got nasty dirt all over the focusing screen. I've tried my best, but I can't get it off. Where can I find a replacement, or is there a good cleaner I could use? Thanks.

The Nikon has a type-k focusing screen correct?

4. From : Ken (
Url : http://
Date : 06:36 AM Monday 30 April, 2007

I've just purchased what appeared to be a mint condition N4004s through a broker. The auto lens worked with him, but it acts as if it's not too sure what to do when I activate it. I'm also having a problem getting the film to load and advance. This feature does not appear to be working at all. Can someone emlighten me as to what I should do now? This broker is far away in another state and it would almost impossible for me to get back to him at this point. Help.

5. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 08:18 AM Saturday 21 April, 2007

Hi Eric: It's sort if in the middle, not as easy as "user interchangeable" screens but easier than most non-interchangeable types. You do not have to remove the top cover from the camera. Remove the lens. Above the front edge of the screen there is a Phillips head screw right in the center. Remove this, and the frame under the screen drops down. The screen is on top of it, and there is a metal framing mask on top of the screen.... they all come out together.

6. From : Emlyn (
Url : http://
Date : 04:47 AM Saturday 21 April, 2007

Hi there,

Can anyone tell me where the serial number is located on a F301 body??

7. From : Eric Bateman (
Url : http://
Date : 11:39 PM Friday 20 April, 2007

How do I change the focusing screen in a Nikon EM? On some cameras it's fairly easy to change the focusing screen, but I've never worked on an EM. Is it difficult?

8. From : JWoods (
Url : http://none
Date : 11:35 AM Wednesday 18 April, 2007

For Bek and F301 / N2000 owner: IF you want to rewind the film (FG) or execute manual film rewinding (F301), before execute Mr. Rick' suggestion, you have to release the film tension by pushing the film rewind button or lever; after this, you should be able to rewind the film smoothly as Rick suggested.

The FG film rewind button is at the bottom left:

or check the words and location here, as most manual focus Nikon SLRs usually has this at the base of the camera (The illustration is a Nikon F3, but it shares the simialr design):

Sorry, I cannot find a picture in leo's site for the F301.

9. From : JWoods (
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Date : 11:27 AM Wednesday 18 April, 2007

"..Nikon FG--shutter does not release...":-
I will try put a fresh set of batteries and try it out first (check the contacts inside the canera if it is corrosive, clean it with an eraser (rubber).

"..F 301 model.. loaded a film..without any problems but could not rewind the film..":-
Refer to the above suggestion first. The F301 "should" (not sure) has an auto rewind feature as it is designed to be the first Nikon that incorporated with a built-in winder; you need to check first - if it does not offered auto rewind, it must has a conventional film rewind knob + manual override for film rewind (those days, Nikon designed their cameras very care/thoughtfully..). Please check the instruction if it came along with the camera OR in the case you DON'T have one, go to this page:
look for the link to download a copy for future reference.

10. From : Anita Shohrati (
Url : http://
Date : 02:37 PM Tuesday 17 April, 2007

Nikon FG--shutter does not release. Does it need repair or new battery?

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