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The meter coupling pin on the camera still had to be aligned with the meter coupling shoe on the lens, but the lens maximum aperture no longer had to be manually preset on the FTn. Detachable optical view-finder with built-in sprit level and built-in magnifier for reading lens scales through the view-finder. Note that modern AF Nikkor autofocusing lenses introduced do not have a meter downpoad shoe.

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The file s will be emailed to you within 3 nikln days Usually I will do this within a few hours. Because of the small size, stylish design, friendly pricing and known Olympus quality it became one of the most popular Olympus models.

The leaflet that comes along with the hardware may outlined the requirements. The F was introduced in The needle array was duplicated in a window next the top-mounted film rewind crank to allow exposure control without looking through the viewfinder.

Setting a manual-exposure camera to expose the film properly takes two steps, even after taking a light meter reading. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nikon FM2. The autofocus system employed steps for precise focusing from 1.

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This system was very advanced in and also proved to be remarkably long-lived. To an OM Owner: The ELW also expanded the shutter speed range to 8 full seconds and its viewfinder switched to the new standard Type K focusing screen see the Nikkormat FT2 above.

With an electronic flash T32 or T20 and the Manual Adapter attached on, the flash unit automatically synchronizes the shutter speed of the camera. After a while even using the bubble-level becomes natural. Second, is the element count. However, the FT did not have a built-in accessory shoe to mount flash units.

This page was last edited on 8 Januaryat It was manufactured by Nippon Kogaku K. However, with very sturdy construction plus access to the Nikkor donload line, Nippon Kogaku finally achieved its desired success with amateurs.

When they do break or wear out, repair may be difficult, requiring cannibalizing other F bodies, though CLA and repair services are still available. The FTn also offered a choice made at purchase time or maual replacement at factory service centers of brighter fixed viewfinder focusing screens: In general, TC is supposedly designed for lenses with focal length under mm while TC is meant strictly for lenses above mm.

Recommended Reading Reference on Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses about this photographic web site. Nikkn Kogaku used it for all versions of the Nikkormat FT with incremental improvements. Half that of the cownload in use; Closest focusing distance: The battery also powered the camera’s coupled ‘match-needle’ exposure metering system. Bottom line Hassi SWC have always the same sharp lens from day one and them boys at Carl Ziess make some of the finest lens in the world.

A major expense of the Nikkormat F-series was its high quality mechanical shutter.

This was normal for most SLRs of the s. The mirror linkage uses the same mechanism found on Nikon’s professional F2, with some modern improvements designed to further reduce effects of vibration and mirror bounce. Pd only mxnual differences were the red setting on the shutter speed dial and the N serial number prefix. Nikon’s autoexposure system was advanced at the EL’s launch inand proved to be long-lived.

Compared to the Nikon F, the Nikkormat FT had a fixed pentaprism viewfinder and did not accept a motor drive. Full aperture center weighted metering. The meter was turned on by pulling the film wind lever out to the standby downpoad position and turned off by pushing it back flush against the camera. That is why 6x7cm rangefinder camera uses the older 10 element lens.