Jump to navigation Jump to search For Nikon’s lens mount, see Nikon F-mount. The Nikon F camera, introduced in April 1959, was Nikon f4 service manual pdf’s first SLR camera.
The Nikon F was enormously successful and showed the superiority of the SLR and of the Japanese camera manufacturers. A combination of design elements made the Nikon F successful. Nikon F with FTn Photomic prism and motor drive, usable for extra-vehicular activity. The first 35 mm SLR on the lunar orbit.
1936: The first 35 mm SLR with bayonet mounted interchangeable lenses, the Kine Exakta. 1949: The first camera with a pentaprism viewfinder, the Contax S. 1950: The first SLR with interchangeable viewfinders and focusing screens, the Exakta Varex. 1954: The first camera with instant-return mirror, the Asahiflex IIb.