The Specification for Nikkormat / Nikomat EL-W SLR Camera


Type: 35 mm Single lens Reflex Camera
Picture area:
24 mm x 36 mm
Film used:
Various types of 35 mm film
Lens mount:
Nikon F bayonet mount
Eye-level pentaprism type
Viewfinder screen:
Split micro system (K type)
Viewfinder frame coverage:
Central portion - split system (3 mm in diameter); Outer ring - microprism system (1 mm width). Approx. 92% of final picture area

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: Quick return type with mirror lock up system
Electromagnetic-controlled focal-plane shutter with downward-vertical movement
Shutter speed Range:
* Stepless speed variations from 4 - 1/1000 sec. on auto control
* Speed variations same on manual control plus B, except that they are stepped
In either case, the shutter speed can be confirmed by the indicator needle inside the viewfinder
* When power source exhausted, speed mechanically fixed at 1/90 sec.

Exposure meter:
* TTL CdS meter with center-weighted metering at full aperture with Nikkor auto lenses.
* Maximum aperture range: f/1.2 - f/5.6
* ASA range: 25 ~ 1600 (19 settings)
* Metering range: EVl - EV18 with ASA 100 and F1.4 lens (e.g., f/1.4, 1 sec. - f/16, 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50 mm F1.4 lens)
Full aperture F number scale: 1.2 - 2.8 - 5.6
Film winding:
A single stroke with the film-advance lever winds film 135°, clearance angle 30°. Automatic winding of approx. 2 frames/sec. is possible by the use of the Nikon Auto Winder AW-l
Frame counter:
Additive, automatic resetting
Can be set for 8 to 10-sec. delay. Also serves as memory lock
Film rewind:
Crank system. Rewind button returns automatically
Accessory shoe:
Contains hot-shoe contact
Synch terminal:
Inner thread accepts Nikon synch cords for positive connection
Synch contact:
The electronic units can be synchronized up to 1/125 sec.Flash lamp ( mark) and electronic flash ( mark) switch-over system
One 6 V silver-oxide battery
Battery checker:
Glows to indicate battery is good
145 mm (width) x 54.5 mm (depth) x 93.5 mm (height) (body only)
Approx. 790 grams (body only)

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