(Personally, I would love to hear from any FA owners who could help me find out what year a 5304XXX serial number belongs to:biggrin:). Nikon DSLR camera serial number meaning. Nikon has long used the first digit of the serial number to indicate region for many of their products (all the way back into the film SLR era).

Contents • • • • • • • • History [ ] The FM was the replacement for FT3, which had been introduced only a few months prior. It introduced an entirely new compact, but rugged, copper-aluminum alloy () chassis that would become the basis for Nikon's highly successful range of compact semi-professional SLR cameras.

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These cameras were intended to provide a more reasonably priced alternative to Nikon's professional F-series cameras, which at the time was the. They were all-new successors to the F- and EL-series of amateur-level SLRs, but despite the lower price-point they continued Nikon's reputation for high-quality construction, impressive durability and measured technical innovation. The FM has proven to be a remarkably long-lived and reliable camera. Nippon Kogaku would over the next twenty-nine years use the same chassis (but with some modifications) and basic design philosophy for the (introduced in 1978), (1982), (1983), (1983) and the limited production of 2001.

Design and construction [ ]. Top view The FM is constructed almost entirely from metal and uses a mechanical shutter. Helicon remote apk serial podcast download. It is manual-focus-only, with manual exposure control. Being mechanical, the FM needs no batteries to operate (though two 1.5 volt 357 or 76A or LR44 or SR44 cells are required to operate the ). The metering system comprises a gallium-arsenide-phosphide photodiode (with 60/40% center-weighting) that meters through-the-lens at maximum aperture. Its reading is displayed by a 'center-the-LED' system using vertically arranged (LEDs) next to +/O/- markers on the right side of the viewfinder that indicate overexposure, correct, or underexposure, respectively. The photographer adjusts the aperture or shutter-speed until the 'O' LED illuminated to indicate correct exposure.

This system can be traced back to the FT of 1965 and its 'center-the-needle' system. The succeeding uses an improved center-the-LED system. For its time, the FM used a modern -bladed, vertical-travel capable of speeds from 1 second to 1/1000 of a second, plus bulb. Flash X-sync was at speeds up to 1/125th second. The body has dimensions of 89.5 mm height, 142 mm width, 60.5 mm depth and 590 g weight. It was available in two finishes; silver with black trim and all black. Lens compatibility [ ] The FM accepts all lenses, with certain limitations or exceptions.

Full compatibility requires lenses that support the (AI) specification. This includes most Nikon lenses manufactured after 1977. Myriad harmony assistant keygen mac cracked.

Pre-AI lenses can be used, but only with stop-down metering. Many newer Nikon and third-party F-mount lenses are also compatible. The only major exceptions are G-type Nikkor lenses, which have no aperture ring and thus no way of properly controlling exposure, and DX Nikkors, which do not resolve an image large enough to cover the 135 frame.