Chrome Nikon FE in Excellent Condition w/ Freshly CLA'd AI Nikkor 50mm f/2 Lens
Introduced in 1978, the FE was the lighter, more compact version of the Nikon EL2. It shared the same circuitry and lovely match-needle viewfinder display. Because the FE was born just after Nikon's adoption of the AI (Automatic Aperture Indexing) system, it features a flip-up AI lever, allowing the mounting of unmodified pre-AI Nikkor lenses, making very versatile among Nikon enthusiast bodies. This feature would not be found on the later FE2. Shutter speeds are 1/1000 - 8 sec. and the FE can be operated in aperture-priority automatic or metered manual modes. The shutter is electronically controlled for excellent accuracy and has a backup mechanical speed of 1/90 of a second. This FE is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. There is a bit of brassing on the film memo holder and some slight finish wear on the underside of the prism housing. The classic 50/2 AI Nikkor lens is in excellent optical, mechanical, and cosmetic condition and has had its helicoid re-greased for smooth and silent focusing. There is a small coating mark on the front element that does not affect IQ. New light seals and mirror bumper have been installed. A brand-new genuine Nikon eyepiece ocular has also been installed. New Maxell SR44 silver oxide cells come with the camera, packaged separately. Weight is 810 grams for the camera and lens. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.