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  1. From John (Fri Apr 7 04:17:08 2000 ):
    @@@ Bob and Ed @@@ Niklas Nikitin maintains a page of F3 manufacturing dates by serial number at http://www.cs.kau.se/~nicke/private/photo/misc/f3date.html From this is would seem that a 176xxxx F3 was probably made in 1986, and a 1958xxx in 1997. Owl


  2. From Ed Robbins (Tue Apr 4 23:15:02 2000 ):
    I have a question similar to the one asked just below this on March 29. Mine is, just having bought a used F3hp, when was # 1958xx made? I traded my old Nikkormat for this after picking it up and enjoying it so after using my other brand name automatic for several years. What a thrill to get back to manual!! So I went for the top of the line Nikon line rather than the other brand name's manual. In just a few days I have taken some wonderful pictures. PS How much does a redoing of the LCD display cost? I don't neem it yet, but would like to know the amount. Thank you in advance for answering either or both of these questions.


  3. From JWoods (Tue Apr 4 12:33:52 2000 ):
    #Chris#: Well, first of all, I don't know how you can find you way to the message board and you can miss the main index page where most of the links to the respective instruction manuals are residing. Anyway, just have to assume you have missed it, frankly, I still have not finished all the content found in this site after few weeks of browsing, lucky me... The 250 Exposures Magazine Back MF-4's User's Manual is here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/databack/mf4/index.htm


  4. From Chris (Tue Apr 4 06:42:13 2000 ):
    How is the MF-4 back attached? I just lent one with the back mounted and wanted to detach it. Please mail reply,thanks, Chris


  5. From Ronen Ashkenazi (Mon Apr 3 15:06:35 2000 ):
    Hi, In the writtings of this F3 site I read that the MF18 databack like the MF14 has an alarm feature. However scanning through all the buttons of my MF18 I could not figure out how to operate this feature. Does the MF18 really has an alarm? and if so how do I program it? Thanks, Ronen.


  6. From Bob De Vries (Wed Mar 29 05:33:22 2000 ):
    I have a question. Does anyone know a source for dating F3's by serial number. e.g. 176xxxx might be how old? Appreciate any help. email me privately. Thanks again. Bob


  7. From Lars (Sun Mar 26 20:48:01 2000 ):
    Does anyone know whether F3H (High speed) has a secondary mirror?


  8. From leofoo (Sat Mar 25 12:22:55 2000 ):
    #MIZUNO#: I am not so sure is this what you are you looking for: But there is a similar product that fit your question for the earlier Nikon F2, it is called Speed Magny Large Format Attachment. It replaces the standard camera back of the Nikon F2, you can even do Polaroid and other large format photography. Inside the attachment, there is an optical system using an EL Nikkor enlarging lens and Mirrors enlarges the image to fill the large film area. Yes, the principle it uses is it projects the magnified image onto the film back. Advantage is, TTL metering and SLR principle retains. It can use 4x5 film, including Polaroid 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 film packets. But I am not sure whether this device is being produced for the Nikon F3 OR are there any new products with similar concept being produced. IF anyone of you do, please supply further info and images to enhance the content in this site, thanks !


  9. From Mizuno (Fri Mar 24 11:49:27 2000 ):
    I heard that people told me that F3's back or I don't know how you call it(where you insert film) that can change and use 120 film. Is it real? If yes, Do you know the model number or where can i find it. thank you for the answer. mizuno


  10. From Carlos A. Rivera (Fri Mar 24 02:17:13 2000 ):
    Can I use a SB24 Speed Light with a Nicon F3HP in an Auto Exposure Mode, Wha about TTL Mode.

  11. From Joshua (Sun May 7 22:58:38 2000 ):
    Has anyone seen or obtained an AS-17? I would very much like to buy one, but cannot find it anywhere. B&H doesn't even have one. Thanks for the help.


  12. From Mark (Tue May 2 22:58:30 2000 ):
    I have just bought an SB-11 Speedlight and an SC-12 lead, both second hand from 2 different sources. The look to be in excellent condition. This is the first time I have used flash on my F3-T. Most of the time after using the flash the red light flashes, indicating incorrect exposure. If I aim the camera and flash at a fixed point and then keep using the red test button, then shouldn't I get the same result each time? If I do this then I will get maybe 3 or 4 correct exposures and then get the red light flashing again indicating incorrect exposure. Anyone got any ideas what's wrong?


  13. From GenHolst (Mon May 1 11:01:08 2000 ):
    #DavidLaw#: Underexposure could caused by many factors. Since you claimed the "...first few frames have no such problem and .... they said the camera is Okay..", I just have to assume the camera is not the cause of the misery but rather the user was. Situation such as where you aim your camera to take a shot of the tower at midday sun could easily fooled your camera to give you 'guaranteed' underexposure shots, so does excessively white or dark background etc... As long as your camera shutter release can be tripped for any exposure, changing battery won't help and definitely is NOT the cause of your problem. If you want MORE 'guaranteed' exposures with the aid of the camera metering system, used negative film instead which has broader exposure latitudes for posssible exposure errors made. Last alternative: IF you still are not convinced and think the camera is culprit and such a pain to you, SELL your camera cheaply to others and buy a new AF/AE everything SLR with latest multi-segments Matrix metering. Out of budget ? You can buy a point and shoot idiot proof compact body and use flash all the way - all these could help and calm you down at the doorstep of the processing lab. Peace.


  14. From Tom (Mon May 1 07:32:46 2000 ):
    Just found my old F3 in the closet. I have not used it in years. Never as a professional. Just wanted to thank the creator of this page. I went through the online manual, and thought to myself how much I appreciate the person who took the time to put it together. I look forward to opening this old hobby again. Thank you


  15. From David Law (Sun Apr 30 03:15:01 2000 ):
    I own one used nikon F3 for many years. In the beginning it works so great, and I have had send to nikon agent for check. They told me it was all ok! But in recent , I use it for pictures, first few films which exposed are ok, but some of them are under exposed. And I change the battery, it still works same, half were ok and half were shit. I wonder why? Any one can tell?


  16. From Ryan (Thu Apr 27 14:10:26 2000 ):
    yes i an the proud owner of a f3 and had no probles with it i owne a SB12 and a MD4 and have had no problems with i but am lookig for ideas on what else is out there for nikon F3 that i could find and what is the best kind of prizem mine is cracked and i need a new one thanks ryan


  17. From June (Thu Apr 20 02:06:29 2000 ):
    I was given an F3 as a gift several years ago. I am "not" an avid camera user and have no idea how to use it. Since I've had the camera which is some 5-6 years, I have never taken a single picture with it because I don't know how. My husband took the camera to purchase film and the store owner offered him $1000+ for the camera. I've recently had a baby and I've depended on disposable cameras for taking pictures. I would love to use the F3. Where can I obtain instructions and roughly, what is its present value.


  18. From Dwain Warren (Fri Apr 14 13:42:57 2000 ):
    I am looking for an instruction manual for a data back Mf-14. Can any one tell me where I can find one on the net to download. You can also e mail it to me. I appreciate any help. thanks! D.W.


  19. From Maintainer (Sun Apr 9 16:32:22 2000 ):
    #Dennis#: I am wondering is the nevigation that bad in this site ? The info for virtually all finders for commerical production Nikon F3 models can be found at here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/finders/finder2.htm The Nikon F3AF instruction manual is here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/f3afbasic/index.htm IF you intend to look for a unit, you can try here too: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/ftz/


  20. From Dennis L. Sewald (Sun Apr 9 13:06:22 2000 ):
    Have been searching for a DX-1 viewfinder for a friend. Could anyone please give me a web site in which it may be purchased? I'm even having a problem finding any information on the viewfinder on Nikon's site. Please help! Thanks

  21. From Jerry Monzu (Wed May 31 15:43:00 2000 ):
    I have recently aqcuired a second hand F3, it is in very good condition but has some minor brassing. Can anyone tell me where I can get some matching paint to tidy this camera up?


  22. From JWoods (Mon May 22 14:18:58 2000 ):
    #Glenn#: One way to determine your F3 has bad electrical connection (Confined to shutter release portion) is to test it with a Motor Drive MD-4 attached and see if normal setting works using MD-4's shutter release button. If it still doesn't react, just send it back to service center for clean and servicing and tell them your problems. Technically, as long as your shutter will fire at mechanical speed, it should not be regarded as a 'major' problem - It means you should try to argue with cheaper servicing charges.


  23. From glenn (Sun May 21 20:12:56 2000 ):
    I have an F3 HP that does not release the shutter from the normal shutter (electronic-magnetic) release. It has new batteries, the display/speed readout works fine, and using the mechanical release, it seems to accurately set/execute the shutter speed. What do I need to do to make the normal electronic shutter release work? Is this a common problem? Thanks. g


  24. From MCLau (Sun May 21 11:15:54 2000 ):
    TO: Eric Look for the NPC proback II for Nikon F3. Check it up HERE.


  25. From Eric Maëder (Sat May 20 20:12:10 2000 ):
    Nice site you have. It's almost a pride when you own a F3HP when you go through this site. Does anyone know where I could find a polaroid back for the F3?


  26. From AD (Wed May 17 02:23:24 2000 ): Joshua== (re: AS-17) I have an AS-17, acquired from my local photo shop. It is kind of big and somewhat bulky, but it works well and I have no complaints. It should run for a little more than 100 USD, I picked mine up for 800 HKD (US$105 or so). They should be in stock everywhere (including B&H) by now. Hope that helped! Regards, AD


  27. From pete skerys (Tue May 16 18:14:29 2000 ):
    DON'T PANIC re last post: had new exposure memory button fitted for $AU25


  28. From kking (Tue May 16 11:41:23 2000 ):
    ###Dear June### the manual can be viewed at this MIR site. Just follow the link below: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/index.htm enjoy using the F3!!! Although I didn't have the F3 however, I still enjoy reading the online manual and hope to get one when I can afford.


  29. From Paolo Benzi (Tue May 16 07:05:20 2000 ):
    I'm looking for the F3 manual. About the Serial no. 1460092. who may say me what is the manufacturing date ? Many thanks !!!!


  30. From pete skerys (Sat May 13 21:42:06 2000 ):
    finally got on to a s/h f3 at a good price. it's in pretty good condition, but the exposure memory button keeps falling out... is there some retaining clip or etc which is missing?

  31. From Joshua (Sun May 7 22:58:38 2000 ):
    Has anyone seen or obtained an AS-17? I would very much like to buy one, but cannot find it anywhere. B&H doesn't even have one. Thanks for the help.


  32. From Mark (Tue May 2 22:58:30 2000 ):
    I have just bought an SB-11 Speedlight and an SC-12 lead, both second hand from 2 different sources. The look to be in excellent condition. This is the first time I have used flash on my F3-T. Most of the time after using the flash the red light flashes, indicating incorrect exposure. If I aim the camera and flash at a fixed point and then keep using the red test button, then shouldn't I get the same result each time? If I do this then I will get maybe 3 or 4 correct exposures and then get the red light flashing again indicating incorrect exposure. Anyone got any ideas what's wrong?


  33. From GenHolst (Mon May 1 11:01:08 2000 ):
    #DavidLaw#: Underexposure could caused by many factors. Since you claimed the "...first few frames have no such problem and .... they said the camera is Okay..", I just have to assume the camera is not the cause of the misery but rather the user was. Situation such as where you aim your camera to take a shot of the tower at midday sun could easily fooled your camera to give you 'guaranteed' underexposure shots, so does excessively white or dark background etc... As long as your camera shutter release can be tripped for any exposure, changing battery won't help and definitely is NOT the cause of your problem. If you want MORE 'guaranteed' exposures with the aid of the camera metering system, used negative film instead which has broader exposure latitudes for posssible exposure errors made. Last alternative: IF you still are not convinced and think the camera is culprit and such a pain to you, SELL your camera cheaply to others and buy a new AF/AE everything SLR with latest multi-segments Matrix metering. Out of budget ? You can buy a point and shoot idiot proof compact body and use flash all the way - all these could help and calm you down at the doorstep of the processing lab. Peace.


  34. From Tom (Mon May 1 07:32:46 2000 ):
    Just found my old F3 in the closet. I have not used it in years. Never as a professional. Just wanted to thank the creator of this page. I went through the online manual, and thought to myself how much I appreciate the person who took the time to put it together. I look forward to opening this old hobby again. Thank you


  35. From David Law (Sun Apr 30 03:15:01 2000 ):
    I own one used nikon F3 for many years. In the beginning it works so great, and I have had send to nikon agent for check. They told me it was all ok! But in recent , I use it for pictures, first few films which exposed are ok, but some of them are under exposed. And I change the battery, it still works same, half were ok and half were shit. I wonder why? Any one can tell?


  36. From Ryan (Thu Apr 27 14:10:26 2000 ):
    yes i an the proud owner of a f3 and had no probles with it i owne a SB12 and a MD4 and have had no problems with i but am lookig for ideas on what else is out there for nikon F3 that i could find and what is the best kind of prizem mine is cracked and i need a new one thanks ryan


  37. From June (Thu Apr 20 02:06:29 2000 ):
    I was given an F3 as a gift several years ago. I am "not" an avid camera user and have no idea how to use it. Since I've had the camera which is some 5-6 years, I have never taken a single picture with it because I don't know how. My husband took the camera to purchase film and the store owner offered him $1000+ for the camera. I've recently had a baby and I've depended on disposable cameras for taking pictures. I would love to use the F3. Where can I obtain instructions and roughly, what is its present value.


  38. From Dwain Warren (Fri Apr 14 13:42:57 2000 ):
    I am looking for an instruction manual for a data back Mf-14. Can any one tell me where I can find one on the net to download. You can also e mail it to me. I appreciate any help. thanks! D.W.


  39. From Maintainer (Sun Apr 9 16:32:22 2000 ):
    #Dennis#: I am wondering is the nevigation that bad in this site ? The info for virtually all finders for commerical production Nikon F3 models can be found at here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/finders/finder2.htm The Nikon F3AF instruction manual is here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/f3afbasic/index.htm IF you intend to look for a unit, you can try here too: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/ftz/


  40. From Dennis L. Sewald (Sun Apr 9 13:06:22 2000 ):
    Have been searching for a DX-1 viewfinder for a friend. Could anyone please give me a web site in which it may be purchased? I'm even having a problem finding any information on the viewfinder on Nikon's site. Please help! Thanks

  41. From Mark&Kelvin (Tue Jun 6 10:08:57 2000 ):
  42. ** TJ **: Both SB-15 and SB-16B flash should be a fine companion for your FG. So do many other Nikon AF flash units as long as there is a "TTL" setting behind the flash for your to set the flash to work in manual focus TTL mode. The SB-17 you mentioned was originally designed as a dedicated Nikon F3 speedlight. It has a 'funny' (Non-standard) flash mounting foot and is NOT meant for FG , further you have to get a flash coupler AS-6 in order to make it usable on your Nikon FG but even then, it WILL NOT be possible to enjoy the full benefit of "TTL" flash exposure control (Only AUTO/Manual/MD flash operation are possible). The best combination is still either a FG/SB-15 or a slightly pricey FG/16B. By the way, SB-16B is still available as a new accessory and you can get it from any camera outlet. It has a user's manual hosted at: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/flash/sb16ab/manual/index.htm while the SB-15's Operation Manual can be found at: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/flash/sb15/index.htm By the way, we like this site very very much...


  43. From T J (Mon Jun 5 20:50:28 2000 ):
    I have a Nikon FG, I bought it in 1982, and I believe its one of the best ever. However I would like to purchase an SB 15 or 17 speedlight if I could only find one. I someone would please point me into the right direction it would be highly appreaciated. Thank You... P.S. (New or used)


  44. From Ken&Marvin (Mon Jun 5 13:35:59 2000 ):
    Yeap ! At times, Simple is MORE in creative art.


  45. From JWoods (Mon Jun 5 13:26:43 2000 ):
    **Dan**: Believe it or not, Nikon F3 is one of the few models that is compatible with virtually ALL Nikkor lenses that Nikon has ever produced ! In fact, it can even used with quite a number of lenses that were designed for their rangefinder models which is NOT a F-mount via R/F lens mount adapter. Regardless it is a Non-AI, AI modified that were made dating back to 1959 or it is an AI, AI-S (Series E included) lens or an AF Nikkor, it can be used safely with your Nikon F3. The only difference is: Older Non-AI Nikkor lenses may have to use Stopped Down Exposure Measurement System to meter while to enjoy the benefit of full aperture metering system employs in any Nikon F3 models (Perhaps minus the F3H), all it needs is just a minimum specifications of a AI modified Nikkor lens ! If you want to take advantage of ALL THE BEST you can find in a Nikon F3 with MOREEEEE features (like autofocus), buy a Nikon F4....compromised point is: You may not be able to enjoy photography where state of the art technologies dictate too much. Peace.


  46. From Dan (Sun Jun 4 15:14:47 2000 ):
    Can anyone tell me what lenses are still available for the F3? I currently have a 50mm f1.2 and would like to purchase a couple more. Thanks.


  47. From Jennice (Sun Jun 4 12:22:52 2000 ):
    Both SB-20 and SB-14 Speedlights have standard ISO-type mounting foot; to use them with the Nikon F3, you can either: 1) To retain TTL functions, you ought to use the new Nikon Flash Unit Coupler AS-17 (This is the ONLY way to enable F3 works in TTL flash mode with SB-20 and SB-24 ); 2) For AUTO/Manual flash, you can make use of AS-4 or AS-7 with the latter without the hassle of removing flash unit in order to change film (flash ready light is still workable); 3) For AUTO/Manual flash, you can also make use of the PC sync terminal in front of the F3 and use a off camera flash coupler. (see mid section of an illustration: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/flash/index1.htm); Actually, I picked up all these knowledge by reading the full content in this site: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/flash/index.htm I would suggest you should do the same as well before posting.


  48. From George Klein (Sun Jun 4 10:37:50 2000 ):
    I have a Nikon SB-20 and SB-24 flash. What AS type adapter do I need for using on F3HP ?? Thanks in advance.. www.mginet.com


  49. From Nathan King (Sun Jun 4 08:48:43 2000 ):
    I am having a problem using a reversing ring on my F3HP with a Nikon 50mm 1.8 AF lens. At shutter speeds longer than 1/60sec I get a white spot in my slides that's about the size of the aperture I was shooting at. Is this camera unable to make use of a reversed lens, or is there something else wrong. Thanks, Nathan.


  50. From Chuck Ross (Sat Jun 3 23:08:15 2000 ):
    The manual is available online. See http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/f3manual/index.htm

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