“F” is for F

“F” is for F: The Nikon F Photomic FTN

The Nikon F was Nippon Kogaku’s first Nikon SLR camera. The Photomic FTN was a specific type of prism on the top of the camera.

Production of Nikon F cameras began in 1959. More than 780,000 Nikon F cameras were made. These take photos on standard 35mm film.

The Nikon F Photomic FTN.
The Nikon F Photomic FTN.
Nikon F photomic FTN from the front.
Nikon F photomic FTN from the front.

This camera had interchangeable lenses that remain compatible with Nikon’s newest digital SLR cameras.

 

Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are linked on this page.

1 Comment

  1. I think it’s incredible and smart that camera lenses designed in the 50’s are still able to be used with cameras designed today.

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