News from Fotokina 1998


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Nikon N60, the missing link

Nikon complete its offer with N60. positioned between N50 and N70. This camera is a simplified version of this last model. Multi programs more specialized programs, with an exposure metering by 3D Matrix.

It has a powerful built-in TTL speedlight guide number : 15, covering the 28mm lens with red eyes reduction of the and low synchro.
The autofocus module is the traditional AM200, the finder is a small HP finder (17mm).
The shutter allows speeds from 30 sec to 1/2000 sec and a " motorization " at one frame per second.

To be exhaustive, the Nikon range should now be enlarged with a (which represents cheapest but the larger segment of sale) and a N80 for expert people.

Other innovation of Fotokina 98, revealed as of July by "Chasseur d'Images" is that a special version of Nikon F5 should be shortly sold: the Nikon F5 50th anniversary.

This camera is a special version to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of the first Nikon, the Nikon I launched in March 1948.
This camera retrieves the Nikon logo of his ancestor and possesses a hood gray metal. The other features are similar to the normal camera.
This special version had to be only in 2000 copies. In fact, 3000 cameras were produced: 2000 for Japan and 1000 for overseas.

pierre j.


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