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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 (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 11:11 AM Sunday 10 July, 2005

Yes, Danielle, but it takes a different connection from other cameras. There is no hole in the shutter release button.... the collar around the button (inside of the advance/rewind selector) is threaded. You need to get an adapter that screws onto this thread and has the standard cable-release hole in the top. These are available at most camera stores. If you don't have a camera store in your area, you can probably find one of these at www.porters.com This same adapter is also used with early Leicas and a number of Twin Lens Reflex cameras. rick :)=


2. From : danielle deLuna (danideluna@gmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:20 AM Sunday 10 July, 2005

can i attach a shutter release cable to my nikon f? i've looked all over the body and can't find anything. cheers


3. From : rick (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 09:45 AM Tuesday 28 June, 2005

hi manel: i think it probably could, but i've never done it. soulds like a pretty big job, those things don't just pop out like they do in the nikkormats and FMs. of course, to restore a 64xxx it would be worth some effort.


4. From : manel (rollete@gmail.com)
Url : http://www.photo.net/shared/community-member?user_id=1437828
Date : 05:57 PM Monday 27 June, 2005

I have a Nikon F 64xx with a damaged shutter: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3490150
Can it be replaced with the shutter from a 70xx F body ? Thanks for your help.


5. From : Peter Mullett (petermullett@comcast.net)
Url : http://
Date : 01:36 AM Saturday 18 June, 2005

Hello, I am looking for a source for eyepiece correction diopters for my Nikon F cameras, ( 3 of them! ). Does anyone know where, or whether, these can be still found? Thanks, Peter


6. From : Christopher D (mainewatched@go.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:00 AM Wednesday 01 June, 2005

I have just pulled a Nikon F out of storage. Everything seems to work just fine, but I can't figure out how to get the film advance lever to go flush to the body. Is there a trick to this I've forgotten? Thanks!


7. From : dave benedict (dbendo@charter.net)
Url : http://
Date : 08:49 AM Monday 09 May, 2005

i am looking for a lens shade for a nikon F with a 21/4 please help dave


8. From : rick oleson (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/collection8/index.html
Date : 09:29 AM Friday 22 April, 2005

Hi Robert: Nikon F's can have a variety of appearances and still be original. My own Nikon F, also a 67xxx serial number, is all black and has no light meter... plus, it has a motor drive attached to it (click the Url above). Does yours look something like this (with or without the bulky motor stuff)? Also, in the photo you can see a Photomic prism next to the camera. This prism has a chrome front, they were also made in black to match the all-black cameras. A Nikon F with the Photomic meter prism looks quite different from one with the plain meterless one, and of course it looks different with the motor too. There were a lot of variations over the F's 15-year production span, and many of them can be removed and interchanged among cameras. rick :)=


9. From : Robert Pisor (bobpisor@traverse.net)
Url : http://
Date : 05:51 AM Friday 22 April, 2005

Afater I posted the last message, I discovered that this camera might be a Nikon F by Nippon Kogaku of Tokyo....and I discovered the larger site with information of all kinds. Is there anything unique I need to know as a result of having a Nikon F that is less (more?) than the original? Thanks


10. From : Robert L. Pisor (bobpisor@traverse.net)
Url : http://
Date : 02:26 AM Friday 22 April, 2005

My Nikon F (#6724176) is totally black, with a pebbled leather black covering on the housing. It looks nothing like the silvery Nikon Fs pictured on the home page. I'd like to obtain aninstruction manual, and some advice on a light meter. Can anyone help? Many thnks.


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