Nikon F Camera Backs (Subassembly 20FB1-F)

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Camera Back Type 1

Chrome or black base plate, has a film speed reminder dial with a white (50-400 ASA) and a red (10-32 ASA) scale and with white and red marks between the figures. Inside the shiny chrome serrated thumb-grip ring we find the word «ASA», framed by a white and a red curved line. All figures and marks of the dial are engraved. A single black arrow (white on black bodies) is engraved on the bottom cover outside the dial. The word «JAPAN» is engraved on the back-latch key. Patent numbers are engraved on the inner side of the back. The film pressure plate has an angular left and right edge.

Recorded body numbers
between 6400001 and 6413167.

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Camera Back Type 1a

Same as type 1, but the serrated thumb-grip ring now is black (no longer shiny chrome).

Recorded body number: 6412685.

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Camera Back Type 2

Same as type 1a, but the word «ASA» is no longer framed by a white and a red curved line.

Recorded body numbers
between 6409063 and 6418995.

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Camera Back Type 2a & 2b

Same as type 2, but «MADE IN JAPAN» is engraved near the tripod socket on the bottom cover. The letter «M» has slanted legs.

Type 2a: Some backs still have «JAPAN» engraved on the back-latch key.
Recorded body numbers: 6418054, 6418501, 6418694, 6418958, 6419075, 6419142, 6419695, 6419842.

Type 2b: Some backs do no longer have «JAPAN» engraved on the back-latch key.
Recorded body numbers: 6420127, 6433286 (black).

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Camera Back Type 3

Same as type 2, but the film speed reminder dial now has engraved a single white scale from 10 to 400 ASA. There are no marks between the figures. The thumb-grip ring is shiny chrome. A black and a red arrow are engraved on the bottom cover outside the dial. «MADE IN JAPAN» is engraved near the tripod socket on the bottom cover. The letter «M» has slanted legs. No «JAPAN» engraved on the back-latch key.

Recorded body numbers
between 6418318 and 6458740.

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Camera Back Type 4

Same as type 3, but the figures on the film reminder dial now are anodized.

Recorded body numbers
between 6461513 and 6487965.

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Camera Back Type 5

Same as type 4, but the patent numbers are no longer engraved inside the back.

Recorded body numbers
between 6491384 and 6715170.

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Camera Back Type 6

Same as type 5, but the letter «M» in «MADE IN JAPAN» has vertical legs.

Recorded body numbers
between 6726105 and 6866652.

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Camera Back Type 7

Same as type 6, but the film reminder dial now has a range from 25 to 1600 ASA. The film pressure plate still has an angular left and right edge.

Recorded body numbers
between 6873014 and 7206569.

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Camera Back Type 8

Same as type 7, but the film pressure plate has a more rounded left and right edge.

Recorded body numbers
between 7210401 and 7450960.

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