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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 : Gil Zilberstein (
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Date : 10:50 PM Sunday 17 April, 2011

I have a Nikon FG20 that I bought on ebay in "poor neglected puppy" condition . . . However it works perfectly. The only feature I need that it lacks is a depth-of-field lever.
BUT . . . I found a way to get that capability by using the "u" in the word "Nikon". This method should also work on the EM and FG models.
How is that? Here are the steps:
1-While holding the camera as you are about to shoot it, look down at the lens mount from the top.
2-Notice the lettering on the front of the prism housing that says "Nikon" is now upside-down. And notice that the lower-case "n" at the end of the word "Nikon" is upside-down and on the left. It now looks like a lower-case "u" . . .
3-Notice the lens focus index mark on the top of the lens.
4-Press the lens release button and s-l-o-w-l-y rotate the lens toward the release position ONLY UNTIL THE LENS INDEX MARK JUST LINES UP WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE "u" in "Nikon"
5a-the lens will now be stopped-down to the f-stop set on the lens, and you will now be able to see the depth-of-field of that setting
5b-you many now rotate the f-stop ring and see the depth-of-field for any f-stop you like in the viewfinder
NOTE 1:the viewfinder will darken at smaller f-stops (larger numbers), this is normal
NOTE 2:the automatic function is by-passed, and if you leave the lens like this your exposures will be incorrect
6-IMPORTANT: when you have found the f-stop you want to use, DO NOT FORGET to rotate the lens BACK to its ORIGINAL POSITION before taking the photo (I know from experience . . . )
AND PLEASE NOTE: while it appears that this technique has a risk of the lens coming off, lining up with the "u" in "Nikon" is actually only about half-way to the release position. If you follow the above steps (including step 6 ! ! ) slowly and carefully, there is little risk of the lens coming off.
BUT, as usual, I assume no risk for carelessness. I have tried and used this technique safely a number of times, with a number of lenses, and have never been in danger of the lens coming off.
And by the time the lens index is lined up with the right side of that "u", any lens I have tried is fully stopped-down to the aperture set on the f-stop ring.
Well, that's it! I hope this adds some extra utility, and a useful missing feature to these wonderful cameras (EM, FG, FG20).
Please email me at if you have any questions.

2. From : Matt (
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Date : 05:30 AM Friday 15 April, 2011

I have a Nikon FG that i can't get the shutter curtain to reset.
I changed the batteries, but no change. is there a procedure availabe to correct this?

3. From : Henry (
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Date : 07:33 AM Thursday 07 April, 2011

How can I find out what year Nikonos II I have.I know it is by the serial no. but is there a reference chart with serial no. to compare or do you know who might have that info.Thank you.

4. From : Tony (
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Date : 07:46 PM Tuesday 08 March, 2011

Is there any market for the Nikon EM 35mm with lenses in good condition?

5. From : leigh (
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Date : 02:19 PM Monday 28 February, 2011

Question : I have an old Nikon f401 with a couple of lenses. (Nikkor ?? + Tamron 18-200mm) WHat digital slrs am I able to use them with? Any current ones?

6. From : Amir Mobayen (
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Date : 09:18 PM Wednesday 26 January, 2011


I am looking for a French manual on a Nikon N5005 model...can anyone pls help me?

7. From : Norm Pinardi (
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Date : 10:05 AM Tuesday 25 January, 2011

I purchased an excellent Nikon camera outfit at an estate sale this week. The flash is a Nikon SB-19, and I cannot figure how to install the batteries. The unit shows only two batteries, with the positive pole toward the top of the flash unit and the negative pole to the bottom of the unit. Are all four batteries installed the same way, or do the positive and negative poles for the other two batteries, which are not show. Thanks for any help you can give me. The meter is like new.

8. From : Tom Gibbins (
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Date : 10:56 PM Sunday 23 January, 2011

I have been trying to get information on the SB23 speedlight flash unit. What I would like to know is how to get a instruction manual and to see if the SB23 is compatible with a NIkon FG20 35mm. camera. Thanks

9. From : dean pearce (
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Date : 06:13 PM Wednesday 19 January, 2011

hello could you please tell me if the tc20e teleconverter works on a fujifilm s2 pro camera the lens attached which is the 70 200mm vr zoom lens doesnt focus...?

10. From : Kristina (
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Date : 01:30 PM Monday 17 January, 2011

i am desperate for help with a Nikon N8008 film cam i recently got. the camera is technically brand new. it was gifted to me by a surgeon i worked for who once used these cam's in the operating room. its perfect condition. i have only ever used a cannon film cam and a much newer one than this. I have use 2 rolls of film and both rolls have produced 0 pics. not one of them turned out. they were all too dart or light. the camera doesn't auto focus and im not sure if it even does with the age of it. but im at a loss a what to do with it. i cant find anyone to just sit and help me with it either. i have also never seen a lens like the one it has. a Micro-Nikkor 105mm and it had a small wheel on the shaft of the lens that i am unfamiliar with, also a vivitar 52mm skylight1a. i don't know if my settings are off but when i take a pic it always shows a lil x in the view. or something flashing. HELP ME PLEASE. im about to quit and go digital.

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