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Nikon EM SLR BODY

NIKON EM SLR BODY
PRODUCT ID: SF.101113

OVERVIEW
Towards the late 70’s, Nikon’s aim to introduce a series of ultra compact bodies characterized by compactness, light weight, easy to use, yet still possesses some quality as other Nikon bodies let to the EM – the lightest and smallest F mount camera ever made that took pictures just as good as the lordly F3 since they used the same lenses.

The EM is almost as compact as many of the compact fixed-lens rangefinders but accepts a huge range of quality lenses.

Taking pictures with the EM is really easy. In technical term, it uses an aperture priority automatic exposure control system. In operation, just set a shooting aperture on the lens, focus and shoot. The EM will automatically select the right shutter speed to match the user selected aperture value for proper exposure. If the shutter speed goes outside of the “safe” range of approx. 1/30 to 1/1000 sec., there is even an electronic “beep-beep” quietly warns you to readjust the aperture before taking the picture!

Snobs dismissed it as suitable only for clueless snap-shooters because it “lacked creative control” of exposure. That was actually a bum rap, because the film ASA speed dial was quite prominent and easily accessible. Adjusting the film speed to compensate for difficult lighting situations would work just as well as setting manual shutter speeds & f stops.

Sample Pictures   [1] [2] [3] [4]

TECHNICAL DETAILS

NAME Nikon EM (Body)
MANUFACTURER Nikon Corporation, Japan
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE 1979 – 1982
FILM FORMAT 35mm (24 x 36mm frame size)
FILM TRANSPORT Film winding lever provided; completed stroke of 144°; choice of one continuous stroke or series of shorter strokes
FOCUSING Manual SLR focusing via Fixed-type Nikon “K” screen in pentaprism.
LENS Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 as standard; other Series E lenses; most Nikkor lenses including AI-types. (None supplied in this sale)
FILTER MOUNT Lens dependent.
SHUTTER Electronically controlled, vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter; stepless speeds from 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. when shutter operation mode selector is set to AUTO; 1/90 sec. mechanical shutter speed when set to M90; B setting also provided for long exposures.
APERTURE RANGE Lens dependent.
FLASH SYNC Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe, automatic flash sync at 1/90 sec. with SB-E, SB-15, or SB-16B or any dedicated Nikon flash units; activates camera’s ready-light when flash is ready; with SB-E, ready-light “blinks” to signal incorrect ASA/ISO aperture combination; M90 shutter mode-selector setting used with other electronic flash units, providing flash sync at 1/90 sec
METERING TTL centre-weighted.
ISO RANGE ASA/ISO 25-1600
FRAME COUNTER Shows number of frames exposed, automatically resets to “S” when camera back is opened; automatic operation starts from frame 1
SELF TIMER Lever provided can be set for approx. 10-sec. exposure delay; setting cancelable before shutter release button is pressed.
TRIPOD MOUNT Standard screw.
BATTERY TYPE 2x 1.5v Alkaline LR44
SIZE & WEIGHT 135mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 54mm(D)

User Manual

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DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT ID. SF.101113
COSMETICS No dings, no dents or any signs of impact.
Camera seems little use, with only the tiniest user marks that are hardly noticeable.
Near mint condition.
OPTICS Viewfinder, focusing screen and reflects mirror are all clean and clear.
MECHANICS Full working condition.
OTHERS Nikon body cap
OVERALL RATING 9.5/10!
WHAT’S INCLUDED Camera, Nikon body cap and fresh battery.
WARRANTY 30-Days

PRICE: SGD 200  (Delivery to your doorstep at no extra charge)

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  1. Khairul
    05/06/2011 at 12:41

    I see i see, okay thanks!~

  2. Khairul
    04/06/2011 at 19:11

    Hi, just want to double check, this camera uses a battery to operate?

    Thanks.

    • madecine
      04/06/2011 at 21:22

      Hello Khairul,
      The EM depends on 2x 1.5V LR44 button batteries for metering. These batteries are easily available for about $2+ a pair. Without batts, the camera will operate at a default shutter speed of 1/90sec.

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