quinta-feira, 5 de abril de 2018

Nikon F50 (1994)

Nikon F50 (1994)
This photo is from the copy I own

History and technical features 

The F50, sold as the N50 in the United States, was an entry-level 35mm film Single-lens reflex camera which was introduced by Nikon in 1994. It was aimed at the lower-end of the amateur autofocus SLR market.

The F50 features autofocus, through-the-lens light metering and various "programs" (ranging from manual operation to a highly-automated point and shoot mode). A variant known as the F50D / N50D, which added a date/time-imprinting facility and also panoramic mode. The F50 body was made from polycarbonate and metal, and available in both "champagne silver" and black. It is similar to Nikon's other consumer film SLRs from its era, giving the usual P/S/A/M modes. Notable omissions include depth-of-field preview and any form of remote shutter release

The F50 was replaced by the similarly-priced F60/N60 in 1998.

Source: camera-wiki.org


Nikon F50/N50 Major Specifications:

Format: 24 x 36mm standard 35mm (135) film format
Lens mount: Nikon F mount
Lens: kit lenses AF Nikkor 35-80mm f/4-5.6 D and AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D.
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter; 1/2000 sec. to 30 sec.
Focus: Auto Focus / Manual Focus
ISO: ISO 25 to 5000 for DX coded film; ISO 6 to 6400 for non-DXcoded films in Advanced mode
Modes: P/S/A/M
Display: LCD
Batteries: 6V lithium battery pack (2CR5 or DL245 type)
Dimensions: 149 x 96 x 70mm; weight approx. 580g.

Source: camera-wiki.org

Type of camera: Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) with built-in TTL flash
Picture format: 24 x 36mm [standard 35mm (135) film format)
Lens mount: Nikon F mount
Lenses: AF Nikkor lenses, AI-P-type Nikkor lenses. IX-Nikkors cannot be used.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type; approx. 0.78x magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; approx. 90% frame coverage
Eyepoint: Approx. 18mm
Viewfinder illuminator:  Automatically activates when exposure.meter is on
Operational Modes: SIMPLE and ADVANCED
Focus modes: Autofocus and manual
Autofocus modes: Single-Servo AF and Continuous-Servo AF Continuous-Servo is possible in ADVANCED mode only
Autofocus detection system: TTL phase detection system using Nikon Advanced AM200 autofocus module
Autofocus detection range: Approx. EV -1 to 19 (at ISO 100)
Autofocus lock: Possible in Single Servo AF mode once a stationary subject is in focus as long as the shutter release button is lightly pressed
Focusing Screen: Fixed Nikon advanced B-type BriteView screen with central focus brackets for autofocus operation
Focus tracking: Automatically activated with a moving subject
Exposure Modes: Programmed Auto in SIMPLE mode; Programmed Auto, ShutterPriority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual in ADVANCED mode
Programmed Auto exposure control: Both shutter speed and aperture are set; in SIMPLE mode, General-Purpose Program, Landscape Program, Portrait Program and Close-up Program are available; in ADVANCED mode, General-Purpose Program, Landscape Program, Portrait Program, Close-up Program, Sport Program, Silhouette Program, Night Scene Program and Motion Effect Program are available
Flexible program: Possible with General-Purpose Program in ADVANCED mode when flash is off
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure control: Aperture automatically selected to match manually set shutter speed
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure control: Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually set aperture.
Manual exposure control: Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually
Shutter speed/aperture adjustment: Pressing the adjust button changes shutter speed or aperture in 1/2 EV steps; holding down the adjust button rapidly changes shutter speed or aperture in one EV steps
Auto exposure lock: Available by pressing the AE-L button while the exposure meter is on
Viewlinder information LCD: Shows correct exposure, infocus/AF-impossible, shutter speed, aperture, exposure information, exposure compensation, and flash recommended-/ready-light
Metering range: EV 1 to 20 at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
Exposure Metering Switch: Activated by lightly pressing shutter release button; when the LCD panel shows the Exposure Mode Menu, Program Menu, Optional-Function Menu, or Optional Function, stays on for approx. 60 sec.; when the LCD panel shows each Program or exposure mode, stays on for approx. 8 sec. with the builtin flash off or 15 sec. with the built-in flash on
Exposure control Modes: Matrix Metering (for Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, and Aperture-Priority Auto exposure modes); Centre-Weighted Metering for Manual exposure mode
Exposure compensation: Possible in ADVANCED mode within +5 EV range in 1/2 steps
Film speed range : ISO 25 to 5000 for DX coded film; ISO 6 to 6400 for non-DXcoded films in ADVANCED mode
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds: 1/2000 sec. to 30 sec.; electromagnetically controlled Time setting is provided in ADVANCED mode
Shutter Release: Electromagnetic
Automatic film advance: Film automatically advances to f rame one when camera back is closed. Film automatically advances one frame at approx.1 sec.when shutter is released; film advance stops automatically at end of film roll
Frame counter: Accumulative type (counts down during film rewind); displayed on the LCD panel
Film rewind: Automatic by built-in motor at end of film roll; manual mid-roll rewind possible by pressing rewind button
Self timer: Electronically controlled; 10 sec.Timer duration
Reflex mirror: Automatic, instant-return type
Camera back: Hinged back; unchangeable
Accessory shoe: Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact, ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact
Built-in TTL flash: Guide number: 13 (at ISO 100, m); Angle of coverage: 35mm lens or longer lens with some limitations (see Chart below)
Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash: Possible with built-in TTL flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlights such as SB-28, SB-27, SB-23, and SB-16B; Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash in Auto exposure modes; Centre-Weighted Fill-Flash in Manual exposure mode
Flash synchronization: 1/125 sec. or slower
Flash ready-light: Without flash: Blinks when using flash is recommended; with flash: Lights up when built-in flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlight is ready to fire; blinks after shooting to warn of insufficient light for correct exposure
Batteries: 6V lithium battery pack (2CR5 or DL245 type)
Body finish: Silver and Black available
Dimensions (W x H x D): 149 x 96 x 70mm (F50), 149 x 96 x 71 (F50D)
Weight (body only): Approx. 580g (F50), 590g (F50 D with battery for date/time imprint function). For Date/Time imprinting function (F50D only)

Source: mir.com.my

Usable AF Nikkor lenses with Build in Flash: Usable non-zoom lenses 35 to 300mm AF Nikkor lenses: (Except AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED, AF Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 and AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D);
Usable zoom lenses: AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D (i), AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF (ii), AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D (i), AF 28-80mm f/3.55.6D (i), AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (iii), AF 35-70mm f/2.8D (iv), AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D, AF 35-l05mm f/3.5-4.5D IF, AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 (iii), AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D, AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6, AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED (v), AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D (v) (i) Focal length 35mm or longer. (ii)Shooting at focal length 35mm, within 1m (at 5Omm), within 0.8m (at 70mm) or within 0.6m (at 120mm) causes vignetting. (iii) Focal length 35mm or longer. At 35mm, shooting within 2m causes vignetttng.(iv) Focal length 5Omm or longer (v) Focal length 100mm or longer.

Source: mir.com.my


Mine has silver body and serial number 2883018. The lens is a Nikkor AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D.

Reference sites




English manual

2CR5 battery


Pictures taken with this machine


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