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Nikon EM 35mm film SLR camera w/ 50mm f1.8 lens and 'ever-ready' case

Nikon EM 35mm film SLR camera w/ 50mm f1.8 lens and 'ever-ready' case

Regular price $210.00 CAD
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The user-friendly EM is the smallest 35mm SLR that Nikon ever made. This circa 1979 camera features aperture-priority auto-exposure, a backlight compensation button, and manual focusing. It's an excellent choice for someone looking for a small, light SLR with simple controls. The included Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 lens is very sharp and lightweight.  

The Nikon EM requires two 357 silver oxide batteries (optional). 

Condition notes
This camera and lens are in very good condition with some minor wear from use (see photos). The included 'ever-ready' case has some wear but is in overall good condition. We tested this camera and lens with film and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. 



  • Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR)
  • Picture format; 24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
  • Lens mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Lenses available: Nikkor 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2, or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 50 interchangeable Nikkor lenses in all
  • Shutter: Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec., “B” and M90 (mechanical, 1/90 sec.); automatic shutter speed selection within a range of 8 sec. to 1/1000 sec.; manual shutter speed selection for the 8-1/1000 sec. range plus “B” and M90; shutter speed selected indicated in the viewfield; shutter release via shutter button or self-timer
  • Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe contact with safety switch for synchronization with electronic flash units; built-in ready-light for use with the optional Nikon Speedlight Unit SB-10, serves also as a sync warning signal; sync terminal provided
  • Synchronization range: For electronic flash units, 1/125 sec. to 8 sec. plus “B” and M90; for flashbulbs, 1/30 sec. to 8 sec. plus B; sync speed of 1/90 sec. fixed when the SB-10 is mounted on the “AUTO”-set FE camera body and the flash unit is switched on
  • Accessory shoe: ISO-type built into the finder housing; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electrical safety switch which turns on contact as flash unit is mounted; fitted also with ready-light contact for use with the SB-10 Speedlight Unit
  • Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated to the left within the viewfield; lens aperture setting indicated in the finder when lens in use is fitted with a meter coupling ridge and an aperture-direct-readout lens aperture scale
  • Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel focusing screen with central split-image rangefinder spot and microprism collar (Nikon Type K screen); two other types of screens available optionally (Types B and E)
  • Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return mirror
  • Self-timer: Can be set for approx. 8 to 14 sec. delay; setting “cancellable”; serves also as a memory-lock lever
  • Exposure metering: Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full aperture exposure measurement employing two silicon photodiodes (SPD’s) with Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling ridge; stop-down metering applies for other lenses; exposure correctly set either automatically or by matching two needles; meter cross-coupled with both lens diaphragm and shutter speed controls, meter powered by two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries or one 3V lithium battery
  • Metering range. EV 1 to EV 18 (i.e., f/1.4,1 sec.—f/16, 1 /1000 sec.) with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100; built-in meter coupling lever can be locked up, enabling use with both Al-type and non-AI-type Nikkor lenses; aperture coupling range f/1.2 to f/32; film speed setting ASA 12 to ASA 4000; exposure compensation range EV +2 to EV —2 (up to —1 at ASA 3200 and 4000; up to +1 when set at 12)
  • Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 135° winding angle and 30° stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter on/off switch; automatic film winding also possible using the optional Motor Drive Unit MD-12
  • Frame counter: Additive type; automatically resets to “S,” two frames before “0,” when camera back is opened
  • Film rewind: Manual crank type
  • Depth-of-field preview: Via lever provided on front of camera Camera back: Hinged, swing-open type; removable; memo holder provided
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 89.5mm x 57.5mm (approx.)
  • Weight 590g (body only, approx.)
  • Other features included are multiple exposure facility and motor drive functions.
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