NIKON FT3 SPECIFICATIONS
Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex with built-in exposure meter
Picture format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
Lens mount: Nikon bayonet mount
Lenses available: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/2 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 55 Nikkor lenses in all.
Shutter: Metal focal-plane shutter (travels vertically); speeds from 1/1000 to 1 sec. plus B; delayed exposure via built-in self-timer up to 10 sec. (approximately)
Automatic MX switchover with shutter speed setting; hot-shoe contact (ISO- type) with built-in safety switch provided; one threaded PC sync terminal provided for off-camera flash operation.
Synchronization range: 1/1000~1/250 sec., 1/30-1 sec. and B for FP and M bulbs; 1/30-1 sec. and B for MF bulbs; 1/125-1 sec. and B for electronic flash
Accessory shoe: ISO-type built into finder housing; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch which turfis on contact as flash unit is mounted.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; selected shutter speed and "neighboring" shutter speeds appear in view- finder; meter needle also visible in viewfinder; viewfinder magnification, 0~9X with 50mm lens set at infinity; finder coverage, approx. 92% of the picture field.
Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; 12mm-dia. reference circle defines area of meter center-weighing; similar to Nikon Type K screen
Reflex mirror: Instant-return type; Mirror lock-up lever provided.
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL), center-weighted measurement at full aperture with two CdS cells on either side of eyepiece; exposure correctly set by centering meter needle; stop-down control also possible; meter
needle with plus and minus marks appears on the right side of viewing field and atop the camera body.
Metering range: EV3-EV17 (i.e., f/1.4, 1/4sec.- f/11, 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
ASA film speed setting: ASA 12-1600; film speed scale lock provided
Lens diaphragm coupling: Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing with maximum apertures of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32
Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 135 winding angle and 20 stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter on/off switch; multi- slotted take-up spool for easy film loading.
Frame counter: Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before "0") when camera back is opened.
Film rewinding: Manual via film rewind crank
Depth-of-field preview: Via button provided on front of camera
Camera back: Hinged; opens by pulling the camera back latch
Body finish: Satin-chrome or semi-gloss back
Battery: One 1.5V silver-oxide battery powers only the exposure meter
780g (body only); 148mm (W) x 96mm (H) x 54mm (D).
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