Nikon F50 (N50)
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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.
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.
- Nikon F50 / N50 Technical Specifications at Photograph in Malaysia.
- Manual for the F50 at Mike Butkus's OrphanCameras.com
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