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Shutter speed dial design for Nikomat film SLR cameras!



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In this article, we will introduce the shutter speed dial of Nikon’s Nikomat brand manual focus film SLR camera released in 1972.

Nikomat EL  (Reference product)

It will be a film SLR camera with a black steel body and black pasted leather, released in 1972.

The shutter speed dial is located next to the shutter release button.

The shutter speed can be selected with the disk-shaped knob dial. 4 to 1 sec. is marked in orange color, and 2 to 1/1000 sec. is marked in white color. The green color letter in A is for the auto setting, and the white color letter in B is for the open shutter release setting.

The display between A and B is the select setting mode display for synchronizing the current of the strobe and flash bulb (Synchro Select).

The red-colored arrow symbol is for flash select.

White-colored bulb markings are for strobe select.

To switch, lift the upper knurled portion of the outer circumference of the dial.

Lift and turn to select.

In this issue, we introduced the shutter speed dial of Nikomat manual focus SLR cameras released in 1972.

The Canon FX and Asahi Pentax SPOTMATIC F introduced in the previous and previous issues had a shutter speed dial shared with the film sensitivity setting, but in this Nikomat EL, it was a shared dial for selecting select mode in strobe and flash.

I was very interested in the Nikomat EL, which shared the shutter speed dial with a different part of the shutter speed dial from other manufacturers.

We hope to introduce various shutter speed dials in the future, so please look forward to it!

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