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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 : Humberto (
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Date : 07:56 AM Saturday 20 January, 2007

Hi there, I am being offered a Nikon F Photomic, how do I tell if its original, how much will they sell for?
it seems original,though as the offer has been made over the infamous internet I have my doubts.. please help!!!!

2. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 11:04 AM Thursday 18 January, 2007

Hi Chris:

No, Nikon F screens are not compatible with the F3.

3. From : Chris Malikoff (
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Date : 08:26 AM Saturday 13 January, 2007

Hi all :)

Could I please ask whether anyone knows if focusing screens for the Nikon F are the same as for the F3, or are there differences which won't allow transfer between these cameras?

Thanks in advance!

4. From : Regan Luke (
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Date : 11:18 AM Thursday 11 January, 2007

Hi, one of the neck strap lugs on my FtN just died. Does anybody know how or where to replace this piece of hardware? Can anyone explain to me how its even mounted into the body? Thanks.


5. From : rick (
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Date : 12:48 PM Friday 22 December, 2006

Hi Cale:

If you have a CRT (the old, traditional type) TV or computer monitor, you can give a very good check of your faster shutter speeds... especially if you have another good focal plane shutter for comparison, but even without a comparison camera you can read it very adequately.

Click the URL link at the top of this message to see what to look for. You don't get a digital readout of your shutter speeds, but it's very effective. Leica made a mechanical tester which worked in exactly this same way, which was the standard of adjustment of the world's finest cameras for many years.

6. From : Cale (
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Date : 07:06 AM Thursday 21 December, 2006

Hi All.. i recently picked up my very first Nikon F, and absolutely *love* it! This old dog looks like it's been through a war, but seemingly everything is functioning as it should (with the exception of the Photomic T meter, which has no battery cover-:()!

I do have a question, though: how do i check to see if the higher shutter speeds are accurate? There is a very slight audible and visual difference between 250 and 1000, but am not sure if this is normal (ie, not being able to detect much change audibly or visibly).. i would assume that a layperson like myself wouldn't have the skills/equipment to check them on a more professional level, but maybe there's a less 'official' way to find out? The test roll i shot came out quite nicely, which was good to see..

Any thougths would be much appreciated! Many thanks, and happy holidays!


7. From : rick (
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Date : 12:59 PM Friday 15 December, 2006

Hi John:

Depending on just how long and how fast, they can be found pretty easily and cheaply. A moderately long lens that you can find cheap is a Non-AI 200/4 Nikkor - a very good lens. Longer than that, Nikkor prices go up... but you can get a 400/6.3 or 500/8.0 T-mount preset lens for a pittance, and they are very good performers (these are the long glass lenses, not the mirror type). The example that I have of this type is a 400/6.3 Spiratone Sharpshooter, which only cost about $70 when it was new. The 500/8's can still be found new, for $100-125, on eBay or in some camera stores. Used on eBay, these typically go for less than $50.

eBay is probably the place to look for low prices and wide selection of used equipment; for better service and a warranty, try

8. From : John (
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Date : 09:56 PM Thursday 14 December, 2006

I have a Nikon F and need to know where to find long zoom lens' that could be used for football games and if they can be picked up for very little.

9. From : rick (
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Date : 12:03 PM Tuesday 12 December, 2006

Hola Javier:

The best place that I know for this kind of thing is - they do have a working Photomic T finder listed; however, these are rare in good working condition and so the working one is priced at $179. There are a number of T, Tn and FTn meters in non-working condition, at much lower prices....

10. From : javier lahoz (
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Date : 10:44 PM Monday 11 December, 2006

Quisiera saber si alguien vende fotómetro de camara nikon F photomic-t. En la mía se ha estropeado y no parece tener arreglo.

(Rough English translation: "I would like to know if someone has a Nikon F Photomic-T meter prism for sale. Mine is damaged and does not appear to hold its adjustment.")

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