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Lens mount base design for Nikon film SLR cameras!



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In this issue, we will look at the lens mount base design of a manual focus film SLR camera released in 1978 by Nikon.

Nikon FE (Reference product)

The lens mount for this body is a Nikon F mount.
The mount base is designed from the top of the slightly lower surface of the eye-level finder, diagonally down to the outer diameter of the lens mount, and then again diagonally back up to the extended direction of the initial starting point, with the lower surface also using many gentle curves.

The lens mount base consists of a black-colored body side and a steel silver lens mount side. It has a depth-of-field preview lever.

In this issue, we have introduced a lens mount base for a manual focus SLR camera released by Nikon in 1978.

In the 1970s, many SLR cameras had lens mount bases with large curved lines or ovals, and the FE also follows this trend.

This lens mount base is an important part that supports the lens, and it is well-designed and well-functioning.


I will continue to write columns on the lens mount base design of film SLR cameras and other areas of interest, so please look forward to them!

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Writer Takashi Okumura