This Diagram of the Nikon F3 Shows its Intricacies

JPH Nikon F3 Diagram

Image by Bellamy Hunt. Used with permission.

Bellamy Hunt, the Japan Camera Hunter, recently published a diagram showing all the parts of the iconic Nikon F3 SLR from way back in the day. The diagram shows just how many parts and pieces went into its design and also show just how intensive it was to design and construct. You can see everything from the shutter unit, how the shutter wheel worked, the pentaprism, tne advance on the film, etc.

Mr. Hunt used the opportunity to tell the story of how he became the Japan Camera Hunter. He notes that it started with the Nikon F3 and falling in love with it. It inspired him so much that he wanted to find these awesome cameras and then re-sell them on the market–which is the bread and butter of his current business. Bellamy does a solid job, and has found things like rare Leica cameras with Nazi insignia.

Head on over to his site to see more of the Nikon F3 Diagram.