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The Nikon FE film camera uses 35mm film, is a semi professional level SLR (single lens reflex) and was available from 1978 to 1983. It has a copper aluminum body that features the F bayonet mount for lenses that were first manufactured in 1959 when Nikon first introduced the F series of film cameras.

The Nikon FE can be used with a mirror lens, telescope, microscope or bellows unit due to the aperture –priority automation. It uses the 3.5 fps MD-11; MD-12 motor drives but will not work with the curren…

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The Nikon FE film camera uses 35mm film, is a semi professional level SLR (single lens reflex) and was available from 1978 to 1983. It has a copper aluminum body that features the F bayonet mount for lenses that were first manufactured in 1959 when Nikon first introduced the F series of film cameras.

The Nikon FE can be used with a mirror lens, telescope, microscope or bellows unit due to the aperture –priority automation. It uses the 3.5 fps MD-11; MD-12 motor drives but will not work with the current MF-16. The AI feature (auto-indexing) allows it to interchange with many lenses.

The metering is from the center with aperture preferred center weight and the shutter speeds range from 1/1000th to 8 seconds. The Nikon FE has mechanical shutter speeds of 1/90 and B which are designed to keep the camera working in case the battery fails. The light meter uses the same IC chip as the F2 photonic SB and AS finders.

Power is provided by two batteries, S76, A76, LR44 or SR44 or one 1/3N that power the electronically controlled shutter release system, the ‘match needle’ exposure control that is operated by the light meter. The shutter speed can be adjusted by setting it to freeze, blur motion or move the lens aperture f-stop until the needles aligned.

The Nikon FE has high strength alloy parts, ball bearing joints, gold plated electrical switches and hardened metal gearing that allow photographers to use it in extreme conditions where other professional level cameras would break down.

This camera has one nice feature is the media holder located on the back of the camera; it is the right size for the tab from a film box to remind you of the film type, speed and number of exposures.

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  • nikon fe freezing

    My fe freezes if I use any shutter speed beside 90 or m90, I have changed the batteries ,used a76 and place them in as instructed in manual???also when I use battery check switch I see no light glowing ?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2014-07-10

  • What film do

    I am new to photo taking. I just purchased a Nikon FE, serial # FE3647388. What film can I use? Is the film readily available? Also, where do I find best advice on learning to use this camera? Thanks for your help. F.J. Meyer FJMeyer44@comcast.net

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2008-11-21

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