Information courtesy of Jim MacKenzie

Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR)

Picture format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)

Lens mount: Nikon bayonet type

Lenses available: All Nikon F-series lenses; only those lenses with a metering shoe (non-AI, AI, AI-S except 50/1.8) will meter at full aperture. Other F-series lenses (e.g. Series E, AF) can be used in stop-down mode.

Shutter: Metal vertical-travel mechanical focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec. and B; shutter speed selected indicated in the viewfield; shutter release via shutter button or self-timer. All speeds function without battery power.

Flash synchronization: X and M flash terminals are provided; X for speedlight unit at speeds of up to 1/125 sec. And M for flashbulbs at all speeds.

Synchronization range: For electronic flash units, 1/125 sec. to 1 sec. plus B; for flashbulbs, 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec. plus B.

Accessary shoe: Optional; attaches behind viewfinder eyepiece. Connection of flash unit to X or M terminal is still required.

Viewfinder: Fixed, non-removable eyelevel pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated to the bottom of the viewfield; field coverage is unspecified.

Focusing screen: Fixed; consists of a matte Fresnel field and a central microprism spot.

Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return mirror. Locking mechanism provided.

Self-timer: Can be set for approx.8 sec. delay

Exposure metering: Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full-aperture exposure measurement employing CdS meter sensor with Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling prong; stop-down metering applies for other lenses; exposure correctly set by matching needle; meter cross-coupled with both lens diaphragm and shutter speed controls, meter powered by one 1.3V mercury (PX625) battery. NOTE: use of substitute alkaline (PX625A) battery will result in metering error which will vary as the battery ages.

Metering range: EV 3 to EV 17 with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100; aperture coupling range f/1.2 to f/32 with maximum aperture lenses from f/1.2 to f/5.6; film speed setting ISO 12 to ISO 1600

Film winding: Via single - stroke lever; lever also serves as meter on / off switch

Frame counter: Additive type; automatically resets to S, two frames before "0," when camera back is opened. (Additive, automatic-resetting type frame counter with "S" and three frames indicated before "1 ").

Film rewinding: Manual crank type (rewind crank and rewind button)

Depth-of-field preview: Via lever provided on top of camera

Camera back: Hinged, swing-open type; non-removable

Battery: Powered by PX625 1.3V mercuric oxide battery. 1.3V zinc/air battery is also available.

Dimensions: 148mm x 95mm x 54mm

Weight: 765g (body only, approx.)


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