Nikon F High Speed + F-36 motor drive


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Nikon F High Speed camera no 7289894 + F-36 motor drive no 152308, optical finder for 135mm, 180mm & 300mm lenses + 50mm f/2 Nikkor-H.C no 2211718 & battery pack VG £18,950.00


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Nikon F High Speed camera no 7289894 + F-36 motor drive no 152308, optical finder for 135mm, 180mm & 300mm lenses + 50mm f/2 Nikkor-H.C no 2211718 & battery pack VG £18,950.00


In 1971 there was an update to the Nikon/Nikkormat Handbook in which stated the announcement of a new motor drive for the Nikon F-series cameras. This motor drive permitted shooting up to seven frames per second (fps). It was a modified version of the Nikon F-36 motor drive, which, with its maximum rate of four fps, would remain in production. The announcement reads:


“The seven fps rate [on the motor-drive] is controlled by a button on the front switch unit; the reflex viewing mirror must be in the lock-up position and only shutter speeds 1/250 to 1/1000 sec. can be used. Shooting rates of two to four fps and single frame are governed by a second button at the rear with an optical zoom viewfinder which had a range of 135-300mm. You could select the zoom range by rotating the rear dial as well as being able to adjust the built-in dioptres. Parallax could be adjusted just below the eyepiece by moving a lever to the focused distance. There were two variations of the Nikon F High Speed camera, the 7 fps of the unit(shown here). At two fps, permissible shutter speeds are 1/8 to 1/1000 sec.. At three and four fps, speeds are 1/125 to 1/1000. A remote control socket is incorporated. Accessories include a battery pack, power cord and eye-level finder with an accessory shoe. Limited deliveries are expected in late 1971.”


The Nikon F High Speed 7 fps was supplied announced in 1971 and the 9 fps in 1976. The 7 fps version was Nikon’s first High Speed Camera and was used at the Winter XI Olympic Winter Games held from 3rd to 13th February 1972 in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. Among collectors it has become known as the Nikon F High Speed Sapporo. Only 54 examples of the 7 fps camera were made, making it one of the rarest and most desirable of all Nikon cameras.

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