Nikon F Reloadable Film Cassette


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Nikon F reloadable film cassette, case, maker’s box (Paid NIL) EXC++£12.00

The cassette for the Nikon F, in connection with the F-36 motor drive was developed in the 1950s.

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Nikon F reloadable film cassette, case, maker’s box

The cassette for the Nikon F, in connection with the F-36 motor drive was developed in the 1950s, apparently copied from Leitz. There are only a few features. In addition to the recess for the prong of the rewind knob, there are two short pins, two white–filled engraved index dots and the film speed reminder dial on the bottom. The broad slip of the outer shell (which has black paint or crinkle paint) is covered by the inner shell when the cassette is closed. The film speed reminder dial is set into the outer shell. The appearance of the film speed reminder dial changed during the production as a result of the increase in film sensitivity. A white-field engraved dot is the index mark for black & white films, and a red dot for colour films. The ASA scale design changed, sometimes having black and red lettering. The ‘E’ stand for empty. The film cassette for 36 exposures is supplied in a black plastic screw-lid container. This has the old Nikon lettering and the stylised Nippon Kogaku triangle logo embossed on it. The inside is lined with foam rubber to prevent rattling.

Additional information

Second-hand grade


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.

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