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Details about  Early Nikon F Chrome Body W/ Eye-Level View Finder, Nikkor 50/1.4 Lens & Extras

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Early Nikon F Chrome Body W/ Eye-Level View Finder, Nikkor 50/1.4 Lens & Extras
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May 28, 2012 05:30:30 PDT
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US $295.00
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Othello, Washington, United States

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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition





Film SLR

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Nikon F Chrome Body With Eye-Level Finder

Bundled Items:

Lens Caps, Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-S Auto 50mm F1.4 Lens

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Product Identifiers
ModelF Apollo Body Only

The eBay generated catalogue was for Nikon F Apollo body. The one I listed is early Nikon F chrome body with extras.

Items Included:

(1) Nikon F chrome body (S.N.6497640) with Eye-level View Finder. It has Nippon Kogaku Tokyo logo engraving on right side of top plate.

(2) Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-S Auto 50mm F1.4 non-AI lens (S.N. 351446). It has authentic Nikon front cap for protection. It also has a brand-new Rocketfish 52mm UV filter lens.

Cosmetically, As shown by 11 detailed images, this rare early Nikon F body is in very clean condition. Only the bottom plate shows some scratches. The rare eye-level view finder is in near mint condition. I could only detect one extremely tiny ding on the front edge of the eye-level view finder. The black leatherette cover is in pristine condition without any lifting or missing piece.

The fast Nikkor-S Auto 50mm F1.4 prime lens & UV filter is also in near mint condition with slight brassing on the grooved focusing and aperture ring. 

Mechanically, all functions of the Nikon F body had been tested before listing, and were found in fully working condition though they were not film-tested. The fast and slow shutter speeds of the body work as they should though their accuracy were not confirmed by bench test. The self-timer works as well.

The lens' aperture ring clicks positively at every stop. The aperture action is snappy.  The focusing ring turns smoothly.

Optically, the 50/1.4 prime lens is in very clean condition without imperfection except some tiny dust particles were detected after viewing against bright background. The dust specks are typical for vintage lens and won't affect lens performance. The mirror and view finder of the Nikon F body are very clean with just a tiny black spot (could be the beginning of fungal growth?) after viewing through the finder. It does not hinder the viewing at all because the black spot is quite faint.

To sum up, this rare & sought-after early Nikon F body with extras is in outstanding cosmetic, mechanical, optical & electronic condition. If you were the winner of this auction, you will be very pleased. 

This is an auction style listing. There is no "Buy It Now" price.

The Paypal is the only form of payment I will accept. The priority shipping with delivery confirmation and insurance is free for domestic winner. The reduced EMS (Express Mail Service) with tracking & insurance is $40.00 for international winner. The EMS shipping is the only shipping option because it provides fool-proof tracking information. I discovered in my past many overseas transactions, I had to share around 30 to 50% of EMS shipping cost. It's my way of saying "Thank You" to all international bidders and buyers for my listings. 

Thank you again for your interest in my auction and good luck bidding. Please bid responsibly and absolutely no excuses.

On Dec-09-11 at 03:22:17 PST, seller added the following information:

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