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Nikon F body, black (Apollo version) + Nikon F-36 Motor Drive

£6,500.00

The item photographed may not be the actual model but is used for illustrative purposes only.

C/w: instruction for Nikon F & F-36 (Japanese text) maker’s boxes for motor drive only.

Nikon’s first single lens reflex camera, and the first Japanese SLR to have interchangeable focusing screens, was designed to meet professional demands. Its features include an interchangeable viewfinder, titanium focal plane shutter, mirror lock, rapid-return mirror, removable back to allow attachment of an F-36 or F-250 motor drive, safety lock and rewind mark on the shutter release collar, film reminder dial for 20 or 36 exposures, self-timer lever with a start button, depth of field preview button, and a specially reinforced tripod socket. This was the first SLR with a 100% image visible in the viewfinder – what is seen in the viewfinder is what appears on the slide or negative.

 

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Description

C/w: instruction for Nikon F & F-36 (Japanese text) maker’s boxes for motor drive only.

Nikon’s first single lens reflex camera, and the first Japanese SLR to have interchangeable focusing screens, was designed to meet professional demands. Its features include an interchangeable viewfinder, titanium focal plane shutter, mirror lock, rapid-return mirror, removable back to allow attachment of an F-36 or F-250 motor drive, safety lock and rewind mark on the shutter release collar, film reminder dial for 20 or 36 exposures, self-timer lever with a start button, depth of field preview button, and a specially reinforced tripod socket. This was the first SLR with a 100% image visible in the viewfinder – what is seen in the viewfinder is what appears on the slide or negative.

Electronic flash is synchronised at 1/60 sec.; the camera has a lift-and-turn ring on the shutter speed dial for synchro settings for other types of flash units, and direct contact for flash units on the hinged rewind crank.

 

The first Nikon F was introduced with a pentaprism finder and had the serial number 6400001; it can be recognised by the engraved capital F on the front. The first bodies can be identified by the hollow film advance lever, similar to that on the Nikon SP rangefinder camera.

The name “Apollo” derives from Nikon’s association with NASA during the Apollo Space Programme when Nikon supplied both test equipment and equipment to be used on flights.

35mm single-lens-reflex camera. Negative size 24 x 36mm

Interchangeable eye-level finder with pentaprism supplied as standard equipment

Type A interchangeable focusing screen supplied as standard equipment

Vibration-free automatic instant-return mirror with locking-up feature

Focal-plane shutter with titanium foil shutter curtain. Shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 1 second plus B and T

Built-in calibrated self-timer can be set for 3- to 10-second delay, with markings for 3, 6 and 10 seconds

Flash synchronization at any speed except T with flashbulbs and at speeds up to 1/60 second with electronic flash

Depth-of-field preview button

Nikon F bayonet-type lens mount

Self-resetting frame counter

Single-stroke film-advance lever winds the film, cocks the shutter and operates the frame counter

Film-rewind crank folds flat when not in use

Detachable camera back is interchangeable with Nikon F-36 Motor Drive backs

Fixed take-up spool

Tripod socket on the baseplate

Film-speed reminder dial can be set for colour or black-and-white. ASA rating from ASA 25-1600

Dimensions: width 147mm, height 98mm, thickness 56mm (without lens)

Weight: body without lens 685g

 

The F-36 is ‘the F motor’ and Japan’s first motor drive for a 35mm reflex camera. It’s equipped with a selector switch for L (2 frames per second), M1 (2.5 fps), M2 (3 fps), and H (4 fps only with the reflex mirror locked in the up position). Power is supplied by a separate 12-volt battery pack that holds eight AA batteries.

Additional information

Second-hand grade

MINT

Serial number camera

7453967

Motor drive

161124

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

“Grays of Westminster, where mint is also a highly prized English adjective.”

– Professional Photographer magazine

Returns and Refunds

All second hand equipment comes with a 14-day Sale or Return period and a 6-month warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with a second hand item you have received from us you may return it for a full refund within 14 days of purchase, the only stipulation being that the item is in the same condition as it was purchased.

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