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Nikon F system was officially dis-continued in 1974, as with any used models, users support may be of a concern. You may use this site for common support and sharing mutual knowledge or experiences among yourself. I hope this convenience provided can be of useful to all of you who still owned this great piece of manual focus SLR. You may also make use this message board as a guestbook for the camera. Enjoy.

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1. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 11:30 AM Friday 03 October, 2008

Hi Donna:

Yes, there is a second lock... a silver button on the back, to the left of the eyepiece. The ring around the button has a slot that allows you to press the button with a fingernail to release the internal locks in the prism. You have to hold this button in and push the front lever at the same time.

To remove the screen after the prism is off, you hold the camera upside down and press this same silver button to release the screen. It will fall out when you push the button, so be sure to have your hand under it.

2. From : Donna (
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Date : 09:38 AM Tuesday 30 September, 2008

I have an Apollo Nikon in mint condition but can't figure how to remove the finder to check the meter. I hold the lever in towards the finder and the front acts like it wants to come off but the back seams tight in place.. any thing else I need to do.

3. From : matt (
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Date : 01:20 AM Friday 26 September, 2008

found nikon f camera #6782827 For sale if interested.

4. From : Rick Oleson (
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Date : 11:12 AM Thursday 07 August, 2008

Hi Jim:

Is there any chance that you could email me a digital photo of the camera? I can't place it from your description.


5. From : Jim Tupper (
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Date : 06:50 AM Saturday 02 August, 2008

Hi..I just came across an older Nikon..It doesn't have the F stamp on the front..Just a plain front and the word Nikon..On the back it has the number F3051901..Could someone tell me the approximate year of manufacture..Thank you very much..Jim

6. From : kakaman (
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Date : 12:47 AM Monday 28 July, 2008

Site Update: Patching a missing link in this Nikon F site. Added with NIKKOR-F camera (export model to German Market):

7. From : Kakaman (
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Date : 12:12 AM Thursday 24 July, 2008

Site Update(s):- New upload of Nikon F high Speed Motor Drive camera. 1971 (7 fps); 1972 model, Version 2 (9 fps) and Sapporo Winter Olympic Model (1972). Interesting accessory includes a Special Zoom Optical Finder for Version 1 (version 2 has pellicle mirror and eliminates the use of this finder:

A new photo added for Nikon F KS-80A Kit 'U.S. NAVY' Tokyo at this page:-


8. From : Kakaman (
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Date : 06:15 PM Tuesday 22 July, 2008

Site Update: a beautifully re-engineered Nikon F Olive body:

along with US Navy KS-80A model.

9. From : Paul A. Christensen (
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Date : 01:50 AM Saturday 19 July, 2008

Need a little help with my Nikon F w/the FTN prism/meter. I am using the zoom-Nikor auto f/3.5 43-86mm lens. Camera has fresh silver-oxide 286 batteries w/MR-9 adaptors. Using battery check button, the needle swings completely to the left, pressing the meter button down, the needle swings back to the right and lines up with the V-notch in the finder. In this mode the needle is steady on and not eratic. Previous owner had the camera/prism serviced June 2006 at which time the shutter speeds were califbrated and the resister in the prism cleaned. I mount the lens per the instructions and mesh the lens arpeture w/the prism IAW the instructions (lens arperture ring full to the left then full to the right as one is looking at the front of the camera/lens). Now, regardles as to existing light, whether indoors or outdoors, the only way i can center the meter needle in the V-notch is set the shutter to 1/250 and the lens arpeture to f/22 or 1/500 at f/16 or 1/1000 at f/ll. No other shutter speed or arpeture setting will center the needle. Any other shutter/arpeture settings shows the needle all the way to the left of the V-notch when looking thru the finder. Looking for some insight as to this perceived problem...and my sincere thanks to one and all that can help me...

10. From : kakaman (
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Date : 07:49 PM Friday 18 July, 2008

Site update for Nikon F2:
New images for Nikon F2 High Speed Motor Drive SLR camera.

For the Nikon F, new updates / photo showcase on "engineered work" of a Nikon F Olive as well as US Navy KS-80A camera with F36 at:

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