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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 : Alex (
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Date : 04:36 AM Saturday 26 February, 2005

Hi. I have a Nikon F. My "exposimeter" its not working anymore. I recently heard that there is a new "exposimeter" that works with my camera. I would like to know something about this.

2. From : Sage Kim (
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Date : 04:23 PM Wednesday 23 February, 2005

Hello everyone, My father had two Nikon F's (both #655XXXX's). My mother tells me that he used them to shoot for Korea Times during '64 Tokyo Olympics. These were the cameras that he used to take pictures of me and my sisters.Anyway, he passed away when I was 10 years old, and I inherited them. As sad as it is to do this, I am thinking of selling them. From the research I've done so far, one is a Nikon F with 50mm Nikkor Lens second is a Nikon FTn with 35mm Nikkor Lens Both have serial #'s starting from 655, but they were purchased before/during 1964, because he used them for the olympics.

I also have a NEVER USED Nikon FM2 with lens (don't know what type, it's Nikkor though). He got this to use for retirement when he was going to go on a trip with my mom.I also have some accessories for the F's Bunch of filters and a Nikkor zoom lens and an Olympus T32 Flash. Also have early 3 sided waist level viewfinder for the F. Also have a Nikon grip with shutter wire. I am thinking of maybe keeping one F and selling everything else. If interested, please e-mail me. Shipping and insurance will be the responsibility of the buyer. I live in NJ, US

3. From : Darrell (
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Date : 08:57 AM Monday 21 February, 2005

I just acquired 3 Nikon F cameras. The early one needs the nameplate and the two screws. Does anyone have these that they would sell? The body serial number is 645xxxx. I'm also interested in getting the original finder for this early body, I currently has a Photomic finder on it right now and it even works, using the Wein air cell batteries. I'm trying to restore this back to as close to original condition as possible. Any help is greatly appreciated.

4. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 04:59 AM Wednesday 16 February, 2005

Mike, I don't think you can do that. The Canon body was shallower than the Nikon, and the lens mount was bigger in diameter, with a net result that any adapter would place the Canon lens too far from the film on a Nikon body. Such an adapter could be used only for closeups. It is possible to correct for this by putting a negative lens element in the adapter, but these degrade image quality and change the efective focal length of the lens, and adapters of this type are very seldom worth buying. rick :)=

5. From : James Ondrejka (
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Date : 08:47 AM Sunday 13 February, 2005

Hi. Just found your site looking for info on the Nikon Photomic F, non TTL metering. I have a Nikon F2SB (black) which I bought while in the service in Germany in March of 1977, near when they first came out. Have used it since,
for over 25 years. Anyway, I have the original F2SB manual, if you want to do a website manual repo. Take care now.

6. From : Mike Blankenheim (
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Date : 11:33 PM Friday 11 February, 2005

Does any one know where I might get an adapter to use Canon FD lenses on my Nikon FM2n? Thanks Mike B

7. From : kirk chan (
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Date : 06:03 PM Friday 11 February, 2005

hiya, Very common and stupid questions..I have a FTN and a FT photomic, but both of their meters dead(>_<) because i bought them very cheap...I heard it,s impossible to have the meter repair right? But they are still fun to look at..should they just stay what they are? or find a place to have them repair? Thanks a million^^ Kirk C

8. From : Ozzie Fior (
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Date : 09:25 AM Wednesday 09 February, 2005

I love my F bodies, but the prisms scratch my eyeglasses. I use an eyecup folded flat agaist the body, but I wonder if any of the rubber eyepieces that were prduced for other mdels fit the FTN finders. I tried the F2/F3 rubber eyepiece, but that did not work. Great website. Thanks, Ozzie

9. From : That is bad (notnice@noname.ocm)
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Date : 08:38 AM Wednesday 26 January, 2005

Someo0ne has "stolen" your PDF manual (Nikon FTn) and try to make $$ by including in his commercial used manual webasite: I think that is not a very nice thing to do - even they try to sell it for under USD10-00 for the PDF file.

10. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 02:17 AM Wednesday 26 January, 2005

Hi Peter: It's a dirt problem. I believe you can remove the screws around the edge of the front cover plate and see the workings of the lens follower. The pin is forced up by the lens and down by a spring, and if it gets dirty it just stays up. Clean it with a few drops of cigarette lighter fluid, and it should start working. You may want to apply a small drop of oil to it afterwards - a thin oil like gun oil or even WD40 will work (but a DROP.... Not a SQUIRT) rick :)=

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