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Additional info on finders designed for Nikon F


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F Photomic Finder, 1962
To see how this finder mounted on the Nikon F, click here.

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Go to Nikon F site for more info with the various metered prisms for the F.


The F Photomic was the first Nikon F model that provides with a metering capability because the standard Eye-Level finder was a meterless prism. It has a big round external meter on the prism and this feature can easily be distinguished from other prisms designed for the F. It was available either in black or chrome. The original concept of interchangeable finder was to allow the users to do the upgrade by just switching the finders. It means the use of the different prism changes the designation of the model. Early finders has an external photocell (mostly Cds cell) to handle the metering and they usually come without a battery switch off button or lever. Metered settings were visible in a separate tiny meter window on top of the finder, useful for copy work when mounted on a copy stand or for news & reportage works. This upgrade feature was later adopted on all the metered prisms for the F and F2.

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F Photomic T Finder, 1965
To see how this finder mounted on the Nikon F, click here

The Nikon F Photomic T was also introduced in 1962. It was an upgrade of the previous Nikon F Photomic. As you can notice, the external cell was removed. The metering was changed to TTL and thus, provides a more reliable reading than the Nikon F Photomic. Metering pattern is still using average type.

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F Photomic Tn Finder , 1967
To see how this finder mounted on the Nikon F, click here.

Nikon F Photomic T looks quite identical in external appearance with the later upgrade in Photomic FT. The Nikon Photomic FT was Nikon's first SLR that used the "center-weighted" metering. The Photomic FTn Finder marketed in 1968-1974 (Click here for a view with the body attached) was another upgrade, it was very much improved than the earlier finders designed for the Nikon F. Shutter speed in use can be visible in the finder - this is the first Nikon model to incorporate with this feature. Together, it has battery condition check level. The metering range is a fair EV 1-17 with ASA 100 film at f1.4 lens set an infinity.

Note: All Finders designed for the Nikon F can directly fit onto the F2.

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An Action finder mounted on the F

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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