Item 2005.006.13.117 - Nikon F5 (35mm camera)

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Nikon F5 (35mm camera)

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  • between 1996 and 2004 (Manufacturing)
    Nikon Corporation

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Item consists of an automatic single-lens reflex, 35mm camera manufactured by the Nikon Corporation and using the F lens mount system. The system was part of Nikon's professional film camera line. The camera features an LCD display screen for viewing and changing settings, a 3D Color Matrix Metering system using a 1,005-pixel sensor and Center-Weighted metering with the option of manually selected spot metering. The camera featured 4 shooting modes: programmed automatic, shutter priority automatic, aperture priority automatic, and manual. The shutter was an electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter and would shoot at speeds from 30 seconds to 1/8000, plus bulb, with a flash sync of 1/250. The camera requires 4 AA batteries.

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Camera is in overall good condition. The camera back, which is rubberized, has begun to disintegrate and rub off, a known issue for this model.

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Donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections Department by Dr. Neville Poy in 2017.


Added to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2018.

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Item includes an instruction manual, published by the Nikon Corporation and a Nikon F5 strap.

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