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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 : Jeff Schneider (
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Date : 06:17 PM Saturday 11 December, 2004

I have used your Nikon pages for reference many times-they are wonderful! I would like to contribute to your effort in a small way by correcting your description of the operation of this meter. The following text on your site re. this meter is incorrect:

" The top of the finder shows the ASA dial, on which you must manually set the maximum aperture of the lens opposite to the film speed in use. If the lens in question lacks the aperture coupling prong, push the pin/slider all the way to the left (i.e. in the direction of increasing f/ number) and set the ASA used next to the red dot mark that comes before f/1.2. The maximum aperture selection dial also has several different marks on it, which correspond to different exposure compensations (i.e. for backlighting, filter factors, etc.)."

Actually, to use the original Photomic meter as a reflected light meter, you must: Turn the ASA dial until the film ASA value is opposite the black arrow, or if using the telephoto attachment, opposite the yellow arrow. Starting from these arrows, the ASA dial may be turned clockwise until the film ASA value is opposite the appropriate filter factor for the filters in use, if any, or until it has been moved the appropriate number of stops for backlighting or other corrections you wish to make. When using a lens with a meter coupling prong, turn the aperture ring and/or shutter speed until the meter needle is centered. For lenses without a meter coupling prong, manually move the aperture slider on the front of the meter until the needle is centered, read the aperture value from the small window on the back of the meter, and set the lens to the indicated aperture. To use the Photomic as an incident light meter: Install the opaque disc attachment, stand near the subject, point the meter generally toward the light source, and adjust aperture and/or shutter speed as described above.

Best Regards, Jeff Schneider

2. From : Brad Bachelor (
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Date : 08:54 PM Friday 10 December, 2004

Help!! My F came apart in my camera bag. The film counter window (button) came off. It looks like there are three holes to mount it with set screws, but I can't find the screws. Is that how it goes back together?

3. From : Gen Holst (
Url : http://
Date : 10:27 AM Tuesday 07 December, 2004

As for the Nikon F3, just go to the main page of the Nikon F3 site, at the bottom is a link to the S/N (external) link. This topic has been raised many times, see and do a search with keyword "Srial Number" at :

4. From : rick oleson (
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Date : 01:17 AM Tuesday 30 November, 2004

Hi Ken: I don't have a complete list handy but your Nikon F would have been made in 1969 or 1970. I don't have anything to cover the F3.

5. From : Ken Russell (
Url : http://
Date : 06:47 AM Sunday 28 November, 2004

I am looking for info on my Nikon "F" camera with sn 7024066. Can anyone tell me the approximate year of Mfg of this camera? I would like the same info on my Nikon F3 High Eye point camera with sn 1738618. All replies are appreciated.

Ken Russell

6. From : marty (
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Date : 05:27 AM Saturday 27 November, 2004

I own a almost new 1968 Nikon F with a 50mm F1.2 and a 35mm F 3.5 lenses Phtomic head and it all works. Does anyone know someone who might buy it ?

7. From : Patrick T. (
Url : http://
Date : 10:25 PM Thursday 25 November, 2004

Hi, I am looking for the Instruction Manual for Nikon Teleconverter TC-1. Does somebody know where I can find the .doc or .pdf, please ? Best wishes, Patrick

8. From : Ronald Breeze (
Url : http://
Date : 10:19 PM Friday 19 November, 2004

I have an early "red flag" photomic meter that is missing the opaque incident meter attachment that screws in over the cell window. Does anyone have one on a broken meter that would like to sell for a pittance or donate out of charity to keep a good classic F meter going? Thank you.

9. From : Decafepa (
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Date : 05:54 AM Saturday 13 November, 2004

ai galera do mundo da fotografia esta e a melhor maquina que ja existiu . valeu abra├žos Decafepa - Brasil

10. From : rick again (
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Date : 08:59 AM Thursday 11 November, 2004

well, that link didn't go in right. go to that page, click on "nikon manual focus" and then on "flash acc." for the listing.

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