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Nikon FG-20

Nikon FG-20
Nikon FG-20 with Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
Overview
TypeSingle lens reflex
Released1984
Lens
Lensinterchangeable lens, Nikon F-mount
Compatible lensesNikon F-mount lenses supporting automatic indexing (AI) with some exceptions
Sensor/medium
Film format35 mm
Film size36 mm × 24 mm
Film speedISO 25 – 3200
Film advancemanual
Focusing
Focus modesmanual
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesAperture priority auto exposure; manual
Exposure meteringTTL metering, EV 1 to EV 18 at ASA/ISO 100 and with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Metering modescenter-weighted
Flash
Flashhot shoe
Flash synchronization1/90 s
Shutter
Shutterelectronically controlled with mechanical backup
Shutter speed range1s – 1/1000s; M90 (mechanical 1/90s); Bulb (B)
Viewfinder
Viewfinderfixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder magnification0.86x with 50 mm lens at infinity
Frame coverage92%
General
Batterytwo SR44 or LR44, or one CR1/3N
Optional motor drivesMD-14, MD-E
Dimensions136 × 88 × 54 mm
Weight440 g

The Nikon FG-20 is a 35 mm film single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with interchangeable lenses. It was released in 1984 by Nippon Kogaku K. K. (now the Nikon Corporation) as the successor to the earlier EM and FG cameras. It is actually a downgrade from its most direct predecessor, the FG, lacking the FG's program auto exposure mode. It uses the same vertical-travel metal focal-plane shutter as the FG, with electronically timed speeds from 1 to 1/1000 second as well as bulb and a mechanically timed 1/90-second speed.

The FG-20 could be considered a variant of the FG, as the differences between the two are the omission of program mode, exposure compensation dial, and TTL/OTF flash metering from the FG.

References

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Nikon FG-20 with Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4
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Nikon FG-20
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