Nikkormat FT 35mm SLR

Nikkormat FT 35mm SLR


The Nikkormat FT was an all-metal, mechanically controlled, manual focus SLR with match-needle exposure control, manufactured in Japan from 1965 to 1967 and was available in two colors: black with chrome trim and all black.

The FT's exposure control system was a "center-the-needle" system using a galvanometer needle pointer moving vertically at the lower right side of the viewfinder to indicate the readings of the built-in, open aperture, TTL, full-scene averaging, cadmium sulfide (CdS) light meter versus the actual camera settings. The photographer would adjust the shutter speed to freeze or blur motion and/or the lens aperture f-stop to control depth of field (focus) until the needle was centered between two pincer-like brackets. The needle array was duplicated in a window next the top-mounted film rewind crank to allow exposure control without looking through the viewfinder. The meter was turned on by pulling the film wind lever out to the standby ready position and turned off by pushing it back flush against the camera.

This camera is in good condition with minor cosmetic flaws as can be expected on a well used piece such as this but is mechanically sound with a working and accurate light meter and fast shutter.


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