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Loading Film Loading Film Tips When you use DX-coded film, the camera automatically detects the film speed and makes the appropriate setting. Flash Photography Flash Photography Flash manyal is not only useful when shooting in a dark place.

Nikon FM3A SLR Camera – Instruction Manual – Index Page

The best option is to bookmark this site or print them into hard copies via a printer or just saved those pages to your hard disk.

An LED light also glows steadily when the flash is ready, and blinks once after the flash is fired and correct exposure is achieved. Again, the aperture is visible thorough the ADR. The added content here are within the best capacity of my knowledge.

Nikons have accompanied more photographers to extreme environments — the summit of Mount Everest and the depths of the Saharan Desert — than any other SLR camera.

Page 47 Tips How to distinguish the applicable types.

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However, it was totally manual. Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. And not a serious contender to film yet. Pull out the film-advance lever and lightly press the shutter- release button Check that the exposure-meter needle moves in the viewfinder.

Retrieved from ” http: In manual mode, speeds slower than 1 second require use of ‘B’. The FM3A used such a system.

Pull the self-timer lever in the direction of the arrow. This marking guarantees that the product meets all applicable EC regulations. Most of the content appeared in this site is largely based on a copy of an original Nikon FM3A Instruction Manual to construct.


Keep your left elbow propped against your body to keep the camera steady. Rewinding the Film When the end of the roll of film is reached, the film-advance lever will not advance further. Controls in Detail 23 Shutter-Speed Dial 24 Film-Advance Lever 25 Manual Film-Speed Setting 26 Exposure-Compensation Indicator 27 Frame Counter 29 Depth of Field Preview Lever 29 Film-Plane Indicator 30 Accessory Shoe and Sync-Cord Terminal 30 Steps of Advanced Photography 31 Flash Photography 32 AE-Lock Photography For details, refer to the manual for your speedlight.

Select the one that matches your particular requirements. Depth of Field When you focus on your subject, you will find that not only is the subject itself in focus but objects in a certain distance range both in front of and behind the subject appear reasonably sharp. Maybe it was just a matter of Japanese pride. Open the camera back. To advance the film on the film-takeup spool, pull out the film-advance lever to the standoff Standard production Nikon FM Series models: Camera companies were frothing at the mouth to get in on the action.

Additional Information Additional Information Keeping this information in mind may help you avoid problems. The exact distance from the lens-mounting flange to the film plane is Comments to this Manuals Your Name. It was only let down by assuming all new owners are seasoned photographers who are migrated from older MF Nikon SLR models while on the other hand, presume most of them have already had a sound knowledge on fundamentals of photography and Nikon 35mm SLR photographic system.

Enter text from picture: With the FM3the filter factor need not be considered except with the R60 filter. You cannot use it in Manual Exposure mode. The AE automation of the FM3a provides simple convenience in taking photographs in fluid situations, while still allowing some control by the photographer.


The following example shows the Nikon SB Speedlight attached to the camera. One of the most difficult parts to produce was an accurate meter.

Between an onslaught of digital and autofocus cameras, surprisingly, the market for a totally manual camera held strong. The electronics are not only well protected within the body but are of extremely high quality, including the flexible circuits.

A roller bearing assists film transport. By pressing ‘print’ button you will print only current page.

The combined value of these settings is called EV Exposure Value. Check the shutter speed, observing the ex- posure-meter indication in the viewfinder. Additional Information Keeping this information in mind may fm3q you avoid problems. It is easier to understand, with lots of related guides on photography.

The Writing On the Wall But users did mwnual, and clamor for, aperture-priority modes with a mechanically controlled shutter.

It had the advantages of the FM and FM2n, generally regarded as two of the most reliable cameras ever built both rm3a terms of operation under extreme conditions and in day-to-day reliability reports from repair shops and magazine surveys.

Page 7 Film confirmation window Film anti-curl roller Film-takeup spool p. A question did come across my mind, since it is so new and I would assume every owner should have a copy of the user’s manual which came along with his new purchase – should I also prepared a section in the new site? Number of exposures 8 or Lens Compatibility Any of the following lenses can be used with this camera. To print the manual completely, please, download it. The FM3a was built to a level of workmanship and material vm3a beyond that of most competitive cameras available during its short production run.