Nikon F5. Near mint condition. ON HOLD
The Nikon F5 is a 35 mm film-based single-lens reflex camera body manufactured by Nikon from 1996 through 2004. It was the fifth in Nikon’s professional film camera line, which began in 1959 with the Nikon F. It followed the Nikon F4 of 1988, which had introduced in-body autofocus to Nikon’s professional line. The F5 was in turn succeeded by the Nikon F6, as well as Nikon’s parallel range of professional digital SLRs, beginning with the Nikon D1.
Important advances in the F5 included:
- Nikon 3-D color matrix meter (the F4 had introduced multi-segment matrix metering to the F series, but color sensing was new).
- A self-diagnostic and self-adjusting shutter.
- A mirror-balance system that reduced camera shake.
- Electronically controlled exposure times from 1/8000 second to 30 seconds.
- Built-in 8 frame per second motor drive (up from 5.7 frame/s on the F4).
- 1/300 second flash sync (up from 1/250 on the F4). However, at 1/300 second, flash units could not use their full capacity.
- Full support for Nikkor AF-S and G designated lenses (the F4 could not use G lenses in aperture-priority or full manual modes).
- Support for the Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization feature of newer Nikkor lenses.
- Five focus points for the autofocus sensor (up from one on the F4) with intelligent dynamic autofocus mode.
- A new industrial design by Giorgetto Giugiaro (also designer of the F3 and F4).
- An integral vertical/battery grip with additional shutter release and adjustment wheel controls (previous Nikon F models had used a range of removable battery grips).
Like all previous Nikon F series cameras, the F5 maintained a manual film rewind (with a rapid power rewind built in), high durability, exceptionally short shutter lag, interchangeable 100% coverage viewfinders (including a large-view Action Finder, Waist-Level Finder, and 6x High-Magnification Finder, in addition to the stock DP-30 multi-metering pentaprism), and support for a wide range of Nikon F-mountlenses. In common with the F3 and F4 it relied upon battery power in order to function, either from eight AA batteries or an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack.
|Type||Single lens reflex|
|Film size||36mm x 24mm|
|ASA/ISO range||Auto DX(ISO 25-5000), Manual (ISO 6-6400)|
|Film speed detection||Yes|
|Film advance||8 frame/s|
|Focus modes||AF-S, AF-C, Manual|
|Focus areas||TTL Phase Detection Autofocus 5-zone|
|Exposure modes||Program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Exposuremetering||1005-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering modes||3D Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Shutter||Lithium niobate oscillator controlled vertical focal plane shutter; Electromagnetic Bulb Setting|
|Shutter speedrange||30s to 1/8000s in 1/3 steps|
|Optional viewfinders||DA-30 Action finder, DW-31 High-mag finder, DW-30 Waist-level finder|
|Battery||8x AA battery, option MN-30 NiMH battery|
|Optional data backs||Multi control back MF-28 and Data back MF-27|
|Dimensions||158 x 149 x 79 mm|
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