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Nikon F4 Professional 35mm Film SLR Camera with MB-20 Battery Grip and DP-20 Prism


Here we have another legendary professional-grade camera from Nikon- The Nikon F4. This camera is fully functional, in excellent condition, and comes with the MB-20 battery grip and DP-20 prism.

The camera is in exceptional cosmetic condition with virtually no wear or usage marks. It is mechanically excellent. Everything functions as it should. The film compartment, pressure plate, mirror box, battery compartment, focusing screen, pentaprism, and viewfinder are all clean. The dials, knobs, and levers all actuate exactly as they should. The light meter is fully functional, and all shutter speeds are accurate. The lower LCD display in the viewfinder is perfect, the upper left LCD display (which shows exposure compensation value and frame number) shows minor LCD bleed, though the numbers are not obscured and are still readable.

The Nikon F4 was the follow-up to the highly successful F3, and advanced the professional SLR market by quite a leap. It was the first Nikon F-series camera to have a truly capable auto-focus system (complete with focus tracking), while it still retained the ability to use all manual-focus Nikon F mount lenses made since 1959.

It was the first professional Nikon to utilize a vertical-travel metal-blade shutter (with shutter balancer to minimize noise and camera bounce), and it was the fastest F ever with motorized film transport and burst shooting of up to 5.7 frames per second. The included battery grip also offers an additional vertical shutter release button and grip for using the camera in portrait orientation.

It offers controls and displays that are somewhat transitional from SLRs to DSLRs, in that the F4's electronics, LCD viewfinder display, autofocus, programmed auto-exposure, and matrix meter looked toward the future while also retaining dedicated analog dials for shutter speed, lens aperture, metering pattern, and exposure compensation.

Like previous F-series cameras, the F4 features a high degree of customization to specific tasks, with various remote controls, film backs, and viewfinders available. While it is a complex camera with over 1700 parts, the F4's high-quality mechanical and electronic components, as well as weather sealing and tough construction, make it one of the most reliable and long-lived professional SLRs.

It is one of the most full-featured 35mm film SLRs ever made, and will allow any photographer to take any kind of image imaginable. This truly is an exceptional machine, the likes of which are extremely rare today.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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