Monday, August 12, 2013

The Nikon F-series SLRs Cutaway

The Nikon F-mount is a type of interchangeable lens mount developed by Nikon for its 35 mm Single-lens reflex cameras. The F-mount was first introduced on the Nikon F camera in 1959, and features a three lug bayonet mount with a 44 mm throat and a flange to focal plane distance of 46.5 mm. At that time, the name of SLR cameras often included the letter R referring to Reflex (reflection), though the letter R sounds different phonetically in areas other than the English-speaking sphere; then, F was selected from Re-Flex for naming the Nikon F since the letter F is pronounced almost the same.

If you're a fan of the Nikon F-series SLRs and want to take a look inside one of your favorites cameras, then here are some cutaway pictures of the Nikon F-series SLRs - Nikon F, Nikon F2 and Nikon F3.

The Nikon F camera, introduced in April 1959, was Nikon's first SLR camera. It was one of the most advanced cameras of its day. Although many of the concepts had already been introduced elsewhere, it was revolutionary in that it was the first to combine them all in one camera.

The Nion F2 was manufactured in Japan from September 1971 to June 1980. It's the second member of the long line of Nikon F-series professional level 35 mm SLRs that began with the Nikon F and followed each other in a sort of dynastic succession as the top-of-the-line Nikon camera.

The Nikon F3 was Nikon's third professional single-lens reflex camera body, preceded by the F and F2. Introduced in 1980, it had manual and semi-automatic exposure control whereby the camera would select the correct shutter speed (aperture priority automation). The Nikon F3 series cameras had the most model variations of any Nikon F camera.

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