Nikon F camera

Made:
c. 1959 in Tokyo
manufacturer:
Nikon

Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.

Nikon F made in Japan, c. 1959.

Fitted with Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.

The Nikon F 35mm SLR was introduced with a wide range of lenses and accessories, with new items continuously added to the range, which included an electrical motor drive, flash units, viewfinders, a Polaroid back, focusing screens, close-up and scientific attachments and remote controls. The Nikon F quickly became Nikon’s best selling camera, and contributed to the rise in popularity of SLR cameras.

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/6772
type:
single lens reflex camera
taxonomy:
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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