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Nikon Nikkormat FTn 35mm film SLR

Nikon Nikkormat FTn 35mm film SLR

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Includes Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5 lens.

The Nikkormat FTn is a classic manual focus, mechanical 35mm film SLR from the 1970s and the included lens is a superb Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5 (rev. 2 manufactured by Tokina) with macro focusing. This is a very versatile and reliable camera and lens combination.

The FTn is a very elegant design with a number of features to appeal to advanced users like: a depth of field preview button beside the shutter release; a mirror lockup switch; light meter readable both through the viewfinder and in a window on top of the camera.

Condition notes
The camera and lens are in very good aesthetic condition (see photos) and in excellent working condition. There is some minor dust in the viewfinder (does not affect photos). All shutter speeds were tested and verified to be accurate* and free of capping or any other issues. The camera and lens were tested with film and delivered excellent results.

* For the entire Nikkormat line of mechanical cameras, the 125 speed is actually 1/100; I suspect this design was chosen because 1/100 was found to be a more reliable flash sync speed with the Copal-designed shutter. The cameras metering accuracy is not affected. Otherwise, the speeds are as marked on the shutter dial.

Manual _specs Nikkormat FTn


  • Lens mount: Nikon F bayonet with mirror lock-up for ultra-wide angle lenses. Works with any lens with bunny ears.
  • Diagram of Nikkormat FTN viewfinderFocus: 92% coverage of field. Matte Fresnel field and central micro-prism spot. DOF preview button on top-plate next to shutter release button.
  • Shutter: Vertical travel, metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 1 sec to 1/1000th sec + B. 8 second self-timer.
  • Meter: CdS, 60/40% centre-weighted TTL full aperture metering.
  • Exposure: Fully coupled centre-the-needle visible in viewfinder and top-plate window. EV range: 3 to 17 at 100 ASA.
  • Film Speed: 12 to 1600 ASA.
  • Flash: X and M synch PC sockets with X synch speed of 1/125th sec. Screw-in cold shoe.
  • Film Advance: Single stroke lever with 135° advance angle plus 26° off-set (switches on meter).
  • Frame Counter: Automatic count-up and reset.
  • Rewind: Via crank and bottom release button.
  • Size: 148 x 95 x 54mm (W x H x D).
  • Weight: 765g. *Battery: 1.3v mercury
  • Vivitar Series 1 70-200mm f3.5 (rev 2) specs:
  • Manufacturer : Tokina (37xxxxx)
  • Maximum Aperture : f/3.5 Manual Focus
  • 70-210mm F/3.5 Fixed aperture
  • Optical Construction : 14 elements / 10 groups
  • Filter Thread : 62mm
  • Maximum Magnification (Macro) : 1:4
  • Weight : 710g
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