In 1994 Nikon offered the Nikon F3 Limited exclusively for the Japanese market and in tiny quantities. The Limited shares many features with the earlier F3P: a titanium prism cover, prism hot shoe, taller shutter speed dial, and taller shutter release with mechanical lock. Like the F3P, it is devoid of cable release socket, self timer, shutter blind, secondary film door lock, and multiple exposure lever.
The “Limited” features the engraving of an “L” in front of the serial number and (unlike the F3P) is fitted with the standard back instead of the MF6B. The F3 Limited was issued in a special presentation box with outer sleeve to the box and with a special F3 Limited camera strap. Ultra rare. The F3 Limited is Nikon’s rarest variant of the “normal speed” F3 (others being the F3P professional, F3T Black titanium and F3T champagne titanium).
The F3 Limited also incorporated all the advances of the F3P including titanium metal for strength and lightness, special rubber covered release and special flash shoe mounted on the prism, but was available for use without a motor drive (the F3P being equipped for MD-4 use and thus somewhat bulky). F3 series bodies had a quartz controlled mechanical shutter and interchangeable finders and could be mounted with standard, high eyepoint (as in this case), action, waist level and magnification finders. The body could also accept 16 different focusing screens and was the most versatile Nikon with the widest range of accessories! New & Boxed condition with original unique registration document, original price tag and other papers.