Nikon MD-12 Motor Drive (FM3A/FM2/FE2/FE/FA)


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Top quality motor drive which retailed for £440 before the collapse of sterling and subsequent price increases.

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Top quality motor drive which retailed for £440 before the collapse of sterling and subsequent price increases. Rugged and ultra-reliable and offered here for a small fraction of the original price.

The Nikon MD-12 motor drive fits the Nikon FM2 and FE2. Up to about 3.5 fps (at shutter speeds faster than 1/125 sec). Single frame (S), continuous (C). With “S” setting: FM2 1-4000 sec, FE2 8-1/4000 sec. With “C” setting FM2 1/2 – 1/4000 sec., FE2 8-1/4000 sec, Auto, M250.
Pilot light: LED lights up during duration
Power switch: On/Off switch
Remote control: Possible. Integral Nikon 3-pin jack.
Power source: Eight AA batteries
Weight (without batteries) About 410g
Accessories: Remote cord MC-4A/MC-10/MC-12A

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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.

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