Vintage 80's Nikon F3 35mm-Film Slr Camera Body Photojournalist Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
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For offer this fabulous Nikon F3 35mm film SLR camera body. Engraved on front bottom plate "FT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM" this camera came from the estate of a Fort Worth, Texas Photojournalist who worked on the Ft Worth Star-Telegram newspaper staff. Excellent 100% working, film tested condition. Serial number dates it to early 1980's Meter, shutter, advance all working well. Camera body shows a lot of wear, small dings to finder, & use. A lot of nice brassing to paint. You only imagine all the action this camera saw! Includes a fresh set of batteries installed. No lens included. Works with a wide array of Nikon lenses, even modern AF-S lenses, but manual focus only. The Nikon F3 was Nikon's third professional single-lens reflex camera body, preceded by the F & F2. Introduced in 1980, it had manual & semi-automatic exposure control whereby the camera would select the correct shutter speed (aperture priority automation). The Nikon F3 series cameras had the most model variations of any Nikon F camera. It was also the first of numerous Nikon F-series cameras to be styled by Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, & to include a red stripe on the handgrip - a feature that would later become (with variants of stripes & various other shapes) a signature feature of many Nikon cameras. The F2AS was a current model when the F3 was introduced, & for a while both were sold concurrently. The earlier Nikons had developed such a sterling reputation for extreme ruggedness & durability that many Nikon F & F2 owners were initially reluctant to transition to the new F3 from the F2 series, particularly due to the new camera needing batteries to operate. The F3 was superseded by the F4 in 1988 & the F5 in 1996. Despite being superseded by the newer cameras, it remained in production through to 2001, with over 751,000 F3s produced through September 1992. It continues to be the longest running professional grade Nikon SLR. Long after production ceased, new bodies in boxes were available throughout the world, so an exact production number is not readily available. Vintage 80's Nikon F3 35mm-Film Slr Camera Body Photojournalist Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

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