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A Pictorial History...
The Rangefinder || The Nikonos || Compact Cameras
SLRs -
1959/1979 | 1980/1990 | 1991/1999 | y2k/2003 | 2004 ~

Nikon Nikkormat FS, 1965

Nikkormat FS.jpg

Nikon Nikkormat FS, July 1965
shown along at above is a Japanese version, NIKOMAT.
FS is a meterless version of the FT is called FS, it came
without a exposure meter or mirror lock up feature.

For more info, refer to the FT Series at the
Nikkormat/Nikomat site.
* Message Board for Nikkormat / Nikomat models

Nikon F Photomic Tn, 1967

Nikon F Photomic Tn, April 1967

An upgrade of the average meter Nikon Photomic T. The famous time-proven Nikon center-weighted exposure metering system was first adopted on this model. The same year, the close-range-correction ("CRC") optical system was incorporated for the first time in a AUTO Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8. Together, the first 6X ratio zoom, the Auto Zoom Nikkor 50-300mm F4.5 was introduced.

* Message Board for various Nikon F models

Nikon M35s microscope camera w/AFM, 196+

Nikkor-F Link

Nikon M35/35s Microscope camera, 1967

"Nikkor"-F camera, German Market, 1969

Nikormat FTN, 1967

Nikkormat FTn, October 1967

( Instruction Manual provided )
* Message Board for Nikkormat / Nikomat models

The FTN Nikkormat basically, like the Nikon Photomic FTn employed with a TTL center-weighted metering system.
This model probably has gone through a small update in 1973.

Nikon F Photomic Ftn, 1968

Nikon F Photomic FTn, September 1968

This is the last major upgrade of the Nikon F series. It has incorporated a semi-automatic maximum aperture indexing method and shutter speed settings is made visible inside the viewfinder. Refer to finder page for more info. The late models can be differentiated by a F2's type self timer lever. * Also check the NASA spec. Nikon FTn NASA by clicking HERE.

Go to Michael Liu's Nikon F site for more info.
* Message Board for various Nikon F models

Nikonos II, 1968

Nikonos, 1968

The second underwater camera was introduced in 1968. It was a slight improved version from the original Nikonos 1 but it was still a meterless camera but direct flash connection underwater or used with an adapter out of water was possible now. Some models sold in European market may still bear the name Calypso. The camera can removed the entire external shell from inside out. It was discontinued in 1975

Before the next generation of a pro-model from Nikon F2 that launched in 1971, the Nikkor lens lineup has a number of new optics introduced at the following years.

In 1969, a new lens type GN Auto 45mm f/2.8, with a special GN (Guide Number) system allows shooting with electronic flash completely automatic was developed before the advent of automatic flash. At the same year, the widest angled lense in 35mm photography - a fixed focus Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 was introduced by Nikon, it was the first fisheye with a stunning picture angle of 220 degree produced commercially by any camera manufacturers. 1970, the fastest lens speed circular fisheye lense on the market, Fisheye Nikkor AUTO 1:2.8 f=8mm that came with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 was introduced to replace the fixed focus Fisheye-Nikkor 1:8 f=8mm (1962) And the famous epoch-making zoom lens which received rave reviews for its outstanding sharpness, Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm f/4.5 was debuted at the same year. 

Nikon F high Speed Camera, 1971~1976
Nikon F High Speed Motor Drive camera, 1971~1976

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The Eyes of Nikon:-
Rangefinder RF-Nikkor lenses:- Main Index Page | Nikon Auto Focus Nikkor lenses:- Main Index Page

Nikon Manual Focus Nikkor lenses:-
Fisheye-Nikkor Lenses - Circular | Full Frame | Ultrawides Lenses - 13mm15mm18mm20mm | Wideangle Lenses - 24mm28mm35mm |
Lenses -
45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm |
Lenses - 300mm 400mm 500mm 600mm 800mm 1200mm |

Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm

MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E


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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number: by: my friend, Rick Oleson by: Hansen, Lars Holst

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