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  • The FE was  introduced in 1978
  • it is an electronically controlled aperture-priority automatic and manual exposure camera.
  • It has interchangeable focusing screens.
  • It has two needles in the finder: one is the setting of the camera's shutter speed knob, and one is the exposure suggested by the light meter. This allows easy use in manual exposure setting: just match the needles. In the A setting then only the one needle indicates the shutter speed set by the camera.
  • Marked shutter speeds go from 8 seconds to 1/1,000.
  • ISO setting from 12 to 3200.
  • flash sync is 1/125
  • Cool stuff: there is a mechanical speed of 1/90 that allows the camera to work without batteries.


  • In excellent cosmetic condition with very minor signs of careful use (please check carefully all pictures provided). Some very light brass rubbing on the corners (as expected for this camera)


  • Body deep cleaned
  • light seals replaced where needed.
  • Mirror damper replaced
  • Top and bottom plate removed for cleaning.
  • Viewfinder cleaned.
  • Prism's foam replaced.
  • Winding arm gears cleaned and re-lubricated.

Optic: in excellent condition.

  • fully disassmbled and cleaned (see pictures of the actual lens)
  • No scratches, fungi, haze or internal specks.
  • delivers fantastic sharp pictures (see our photo gallery taken with the lens.)


Functions: All tested  with real film, and processed.

  • Meter working correctly.
  • All shutter speeds sound correct.
  • Self timer works.
  • Bulb setting works.
  • Flash functions working.
  • Film loaded into camera, take up spool and advancement working correctly.
  • Film release and rewind working correctly.
  • All modes, Auto, Manual and B, working accurately


Included with the camera:

  • Batteries: 2X Type LR44.
  • Original Nikon lens cap.

Nikon FE Black w/ Nikkor 50mm f:1.8

SKU: SN3388384/1898870
  • Type: 35mm single-lens reflex
    Picture Format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
    Lens mount: Nikon bayonet mount
    Lenses available: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/2 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 55 Nikkor lenses in all.
    Shutter: Vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec., plus "B"
    Shutter release: Via shutter release button, with mode selector set to black index line position
    Viewfinder: Fixed eyelevel pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated in the viewfinder; lens aperture setting indicated in the viewfinder when lens in use is fitted with an aperture-direct-readout (ADR) lens aperture scale; LED display indicates five exposure graduations through combinations of three symbols ('+', 'o', '-' ); finder coverage, approx. 93% of the picture field; viewfinder magnification, 0.86X with 50mm lens set at infinity
    Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder surrounded by micro prism ring; 12mm-diameter reference circle defines area of meter center-weighting; similar to Nikon Type K screen
    Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return type; non-lockable type
    Exposure meter: Through-the-lens, center-weighted metering; full-aperture exposure measurement with Al Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling ridge; stop-down exposure measurement for other lenses; two gallium photo-diodes (GPD) employed for fast and accurate response to a full range of light levels, positioned either side of the eyepiece
    Metering range: EV 1 to EV 18 (i.e., f/1.4, 1 sec. to f/16, 1/1000 sec., with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100)
    Battery: Two 1.5V silver oxide batteries power metering system; LED display lights up to indicate power availability when film advance lever is pulled out to standoff position
    Film speed scale: Settings provided for ASA 12-3200
    Lens diaphragm coupling: Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses with automatic-maximum-aperture facility with maximum aperture of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter / diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided
    Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hotshoe contact with safety switch for synchronization with electronic flash units at speeds up to 1/125 sec.; one threaded sync terminal provided for off-camera or multiple flash operation
    Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 135o winding angle and 30o standoff angle; level also serves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advance with optional MD-11 Motor Drive
    Frame counter: Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before (O)) when camera back is opened
    Film rewinding: Manual via film rewind button and crank
    Multiple exposure: Possible via multi-exposure button (either manual or with MD-11)
    Depth-of-field preview: Lever provided
    Self timer: lever provided on front of camera; can be set for up to approx. 10 sec. delay; setting "cancelable"
    Camera back: Hinged, swing-open type; detachable; memo holder provided
    Body finish: Chrome or black
    Dimensions: 142mm (W) x 60.5mm (D) x 89.5mm (H)
    Weight: 590g (body only)
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