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Launched in 1980 and retired almost 21 years later, the Nikon F3 stands as an iconic figure in professional SLR history. Its sleek design and durability have made it a favorite among photographers, despite initial skepticism about its battery dependence. The F3's advanced features, including aperture priority automation and TTL-flash compatibility, won over enthusiasts. Recognized for its precise frame coverage and interchangeable viewfinders and focusing screens, the F3 offered versatility for various shooting scenarios. Its quartz-timed titanium shutter, manual, and aperture preferred automation modes, coupled with exposure memory lock, enhanced its functionality. Compatible with a wide range of Nikkor lenses, the F3 remains a timeless classic, celebrated for its robust construction and enduring popularity among professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Nikon F3 (1980)

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