The FT3 is a great camera as are it' s two predecessors. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Unless you're doing frequent long automatic exposures, it's like a lot of cameras of this age in that the battery is PROBABLY going to die of age before it's drained from use. In Nikon started to test a successor, the Nikkormat. The most simple interface: non-metered camera bodies. Also for: Nikkormat fs.
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If I'm looking at situations that require quick reactions, the FTN gets used in preference to my trusty F Photomic TN, even though the latter is a far better bit of kit. I has an FT for a short time. I have an Ft2 in the closet and shoot it often. As far as age goes, the FTN dates from the late 60's. This sturdy camera was built until August There is a screw mount for accessories around the CDS cell.
Because the metering goes through the lens the meter must know the speed of the lens for indexing. The flex circuits reduce manufacture time. The now ubiquitous flexible printed circuit boards didn't come along until a few years later Canon's A series cameras used them, and I'd guess the the FE was probably the first Nikon. The service manual plus is an easy to read article with pictures detailing service information and adjustments. The FT3 is a great camera as are it' s two predecessors.