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Nikon FE 35mm Film Camera

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Nikon FE 35mm Vintage Camera

I get a real kick out of cruising antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales finding awesome, unique cameras (sometimes ones I've never seen) and then fixing them up, cleaning them and selling them, hopefully to you. This camera is one of the select few I choose to take home and refurbish and hopefully you'll feel the same way once it's in your hands.

Unearthed in a local estate sale, functions beautifully though a CLA is recommended.

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The Nikon FE is an advanced semi-professional level, interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. It was manufactured by Nikon in Japan from 1978 to 1983, and was available new from dealer stock until c. 1984. The FE uses a metal-bladed, vertical-travel focal plane shutter with a speed range of 8 to 1/1000 second, plus Bulb, and flash X-sync of 1/125th second.

It had dimensions of 89.5 millimetres (3.52 in) height, 142 mm (5.6 in) width, 57.5 mm (2.26 in) depth and 590 grams (21 oz) weight. It was available in two colors: black with chrome trim and all black. As on the FM, its model designation did not appear on the front of the camera, but was engraved as a small "FE" preceding the serial number on the rear of the housing.

The FE was the replacement for Nikon EL2 of 1977 and is a member of the classic Nikon compact F-series. It uses a rugged copper aluminum alloy chassis developed from the one introduced in the Nikon FM in 1977, with minor external controls and cosmetic differences. The Nikon compact F-series SLRs were moderately priced, semi-professional level stablemates to the company's premium-priced, professional level Nikon F2 (1971) and F3 (1980) SLRs. They were all-new successors to the Nikkormat F and EL-series of amateur level SLRs. With their quality construction, impressive durability and evolutionary technical innovation, the F-series were very popular with professional photographers, who prized their durability and ability to operate in extreme environments.

The FM/FE chassis proved to be remarkably long-lived. Nikon used it, with incremental improvements, as the backbone of the compact F-series from 1977 to 2006. The other members of the compact F-series are the Nikon FM2 (introduced in 1982), FE2 (1983), FA (1983) and the limited production Nikon FM3A (2001). The FE was discontinued with the introduction of the visually similar FE2, which had faster top and sync shutter speeds, as well as TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering, but which was no longer compatible with non-AI lenses.


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As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.

As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.


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