A rare, black Nikon F, which is reportedly one of only 100 pre-production units. This Nikon F BLACK Camera Includes a Nikon Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-Q Auto Lens and a Yellow Vivitar Filter Lens. In Excellent Vintage Working Condition, consistent with age and wear.
The vintage camera carries the serial number 6533341 It is an unbelievable find. The Nikon F bodies were produced from March 1959 till October 1973. (This One was Introduced In January 1964). Most of our items can be picked up, which is sometimes easier or more cost effective.In March 1959 Nippon Kogaku K. As Nikon Corporation was called in those days, introduced its first single lens reflex camera.
It was designed by Nikon's chief designer, Mr. Masahiko Fuketa, who was also responsible for the design of Nikon's rangefinder cameras.
The latter is patently obvious if we put both the Nikon SP and the Nikon F side by side (see picture below). Many parts are identical and even exchangeable. The layout of the Nikon F comes close to that of the Nikon rangefinder cameras.In fact the Nikon F is a rangefinder camera where the rangefinder, the lens mount and film chamber has been replaced by a detachable viewfinder, F-lens mount and a mirror house. The shutter and the back&bottom combination remained almost unchanged. The introduction of the Nikon F was a very good shot by Nikon. The camera is a genuine system camera. Backs, motor drives, viewfinders, focusing screens and lenses can be exchanged. Over the years of its manufacture (one million cameras were produced between 1959 and 1973) the camera did not change significantly; apart from some internal parts. Professional photographers became accustomed to its durability, versatility and dependability. The lens mount, nowadays called'F'-mount - as a commemoration to the late Mr. Fuketa - has shown to be one of the best technical innovations in camera history. After nearly 60 years it is still in use on the latest Nikon cameras. The item "Nikon F BLACK Camera with Nikon Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-Q Lens Vivitar Filter Lens" is in sale since Wednesday, March 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "nyliveauctions" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.