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Nikon F3P Press  

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The F3P  was a limited production professional camera introduced in 1983,  designed to accommodate top Japanese press photog's ideas of needed features.  Features included:

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Comparison shot of F3P finder with original F3 prism finder.

 

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Note the large, solid, shutter release without cable release threading.  The shutter release is normally covered by a rubber cover, but it sometimes wears off with use, like this one.   The F3P  has a different,  mechanical shutter lock from the standard F3.  There is a projecting pin on the ring surrounding the shutter release (barely visible in photo).  Push it in and rotate it to the right to lock the camera shutter release.   Push it in and rotate it to the red dot position to release the lock.       Notice the rubber seals around the edge of the F3P  finder. 

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Close-up of MF6B back and blocked out self timer LED.


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