NIKON FA SPECIFICATIONS
Type of camera 35mm single-lens reflex
Picture format 24mm X 36mm (standard 35 mm film format)
Lens mount Nikon bayonet mount
Lenses More than 60 Nikkor and Nikon Series E lenses available
Viewfinder Fixed eyelevel pentaprism type; 0.8X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; 93°/0 frame coverage; eye piece shutter provided
Focusing screen Matte/Fresnel focusing screen with central split-image rangefinder spot and microprism collar (Nikon Type K2 screen); two other types of screens available optionally (Type B2 and E2)
Exposure metering TTL full-aperture exposure measurement; employs two silicon photo diodes (SPD's) with automatic multi-pattern and centerweighted metering methods; selection of metering method via metering control button
Automatic multi-pattern metering: Light is individually measured from five separate areas of focusing screen, providing correct automatic exposure, even in difficult lighting situations
Centerweighted metering: Major portion of meter's sensitivity concentrated in 12mm dia. center spot of focusing screen
Exposure meter Meter turned on when shutter release switch button is depressed halfway; meter stays on for approx. 16 sec. after finger is lifted off button
Metering range EV1 to EV20 at ASA/ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
Automatic multi-pattern metering: EV1 to EV16-1/3 at ASA/ISO 100 with 50mmf/1.4 lens.
Centerweighted metering: EV1 to EV20 at ASA/ISO 100 with 50mmf/1.4 lens.
Exposure control Three automatic exposure modes: P (programmed), S (shutter-priority) and A (aperture-priority); M (manual) exposure mode also provided
P mode: Shutter speed and aperture are both set automatically and steplessly; normal program operative with all Al-type lenses. high-speed program operative with Al S Nikkor and Nikon Series E lens of 135mm or longer
S mode: Shutter speed set manually while aperture is set automatically and steplessly; shutter speed automatically corrected for correct exposure in case shutter speed you set is improper.
A mode: Aperture set manually while shutter speed is set automatically and steplessly
M mode: Both aperture and shutter speed set manually.
Exposure P mode: Viewfinder LCD shows information discrete shutter speed closest to automatically selected speed; LCD also shows HI or Lo indication to warn of over- or underexposure or FEE to warn of aperture missetting.
S mode: LCD shows discrete f-number closest to automatically selected aperture or discrete shutter speed closest to automatically selected speed when manually set shutter speed is improper; LCD also shows HI or Lo to warn of over or under exposure or FEE to warn of aperture missetting; manually set shutter speed always shown via shutter speed indication.
A mode: LCD shows discrete shutter speed closest to automatically selected speed; LCD also shows HI or Lo to warn of over- or underexposure; manually set aperture always shown via ADR window.
M mode: LCD shows manually set shutter speed preceded by M; -+ indicates correct exposure with + or - indicating over or underexposure; manually set aperture always shown via ADR window.
Exposure compensation ±2 EV compensation (in one-third increments) possible via dial; red LED exposure compensation mark visible in viewfinder when meter is on.
Film speed range ASA/ISO 12 to 4000
Shutter Electromagnetically controlled vertical travel, metal focal plane shutter with titanium curtains.
Shutter speeds Stepless speed f rom 1 to 1/4000 sec. in automatic exposure modes (except S mode); ceramic-oscillator-controlled discrete speeds from 1 to 1/4000 sec. in S and M modes; mechanically controlled, 1/250 sec. at M250 setting and long exposure at B setting available.
Film advance lever Wound in single stroke with 30° stand-off angle and 135° winding angle; doubles as shutter release button lock
Automatic film advance Possible with optional Motor Drive MD-15 or MD-12
Frame counter Additive type, self-resetting: for blank exposures before frame 1, shutter fires at 1/250 sec at any shutter speed dial setting except B
Film rewind Via folding crank and rewind button in baseplate
Self timer 10 sec. delayed exposure
Eyepiece shutter Prevents stray light from entering viewfinder during unmanned operation
Depth-of-field preview leverProvides visual verification of depth of field; with lever depressed, center weighted metering only available
Reflex mirror Automatic instant-return type
Multiple exposures Possible via lever
Camera back Hinged interchangeable type with memo holder; interchangeable with Data Back MF-16 or MF-12
Data back contacts Two contacts are provided for the Data Back MF-16
Handgrip Detachable type provides comfortable shooting; must be detached when attaching motor drive
Accessory shoe Standard ISO-type contains hot-shoe contact, ready-light contact. TTL flash auto-stop signal contact and monitor contact; accepts Nikon SB-15, SB-16B or SB-18 for TTL direct flash output control using camera's SPD metering cell.
Sync terminal Threaded type provided for off-camera or multiple flash photography
Flash synchronization Speeds of 1/250 sec or slower with electronic flash: with Nikon dedicated flash unit, flash sync automatically set to 1/250 sec when camera is set at any automatic exposure mode or when shutter speed set at 1/500 or higher in manual mode; at slower speed on manual, shutter fires at speed set
Flash ready-light Viewfinder LED lights up when Nikon dedicated flash unit is completely recycled; blinks to warn of insufficient light output or improper shutter speed dial or film speed setting
Batteries One 3V lithium battery, two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries or two 1.5V alkaline-manganese batteries
Dimensions Approx, 142.5mm (W) x 92mm (H) x 64.5rnm (D)
Weight (body only) Approx 625 g
Nikon FA/Speedlight Combination Chart
|Speedlight||Connection||Flash ready light indication||Shutter auto set to 1/250 sec.||Modes|
|SB-17||via AS-6 coupler||provided||yes||auto, manual, MD|
|SB-16A||via AS-6 coupler||provided||yes||auto, manual, MD|
via SC-13 sensor cord
|SB-12||via AS-6 coupler||provided||yes||manual|
|SB-7E||via AS-2 coupler||not provided||no||auto, manual|
via AS-2 with SC-9 extension cord (w/SU-1)
|TTL = Through the lens MD=Motor Drive|
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Usable flash modes