Nikon FE
Nikon FE
Nikon FE
Nikon FE
Nikon FE
Nikon FE

Nikon FE

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Nikon FE with a Micro-Nikkor-P Auto 55mm f:3.5 lens equipped - the camera also comes with a Nikon lens cap!

The Nikon FE is an advanced semi-professional level, interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. It was manufactured by Nikon in Japan from 1978 to 1983, and was available new from dealer stock until c. 1984. The FE uses a metal-bladed, vertical-travel focal plane shutter with a speed range of 8 to 1/1000 second, plus Bulb, and flash X-sync of 1/125th second. It had dimensions of 89.5 millimetres (3.52 in) height, 142 mm (5.6 in) width, 57.5 mm (2.26 in) depth and 590 grams (21 oz) weight. It was available in two colors: black with chrome trim and all black. As on the FM, its model designation did not appear on the front of the camera, but was engraved as a small "FE" preceding the serial number on the rear of the housing.

The FE is a manual-focus SLR with manual exposure control or aperture-priority autoexposure, and electromechanical components. As such, the FE requires batteries (two S76 or A76, or LR44 or SR44, or one 1/3N) to power its electronically controlled shutter. The batteries also power the FE's "match-needle" exposure control system. This consists of two needles pointing along a vertical shutter speed scale on the left side of the viewfinder. In manual mode, a black needle points out the shutter speed recommended by the built-in, open aperture, through-the-lens (TTL), silicon photodiode (SPD) light meter, with 60/40 percent centerweighting, while a translucent green needle shows the actual camera-set shutter speed. The photographer adjusts the shutter speed and/or the lens aperture f-stop until the needles align.


  • Lens mount = Nikon F lens mount
  • Film speed = ISO 12 – 4000
  • Exposure modes    = Aperture priority, manual
  • Exposure metering = TTL with silicon photodiode
  • Metering modes = Centerweighted
  • Flash = ISO standard Hot shoe
  • Flash Synchronisation = 1/125 s
  • Shutter Speed Range = 8 s – 1/1000 s; Bulb; 1/90 s mechanical backup


~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Great condition, slight wear on outer components - 8.5/10

Example photos can be found here.

Manual can be found here.

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.