Nikonos VFilm Camera

Nikonos V

  • Camera Type for Nikonos V


  • Film Type for Nikonos V


  • Manufacturer of Nikonos V


  • Origin Country of Nikonos V


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Nikonos V146 x 99 x 61 mm
  • Camera Weight for Nikonos V775g
  • Camera Build Material for Nikonos VAluminium


  • Camera Focus Mode for Nikonos VManual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Nikonos VRangefinder


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Nikonos V1/1000 sec – 1 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Nikonos V25 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Nikonos VManual, Aperture Priority
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Nikonos VCenter-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Nikonos VAlbada-type, Bright frame, Parallax correction marks

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Nikonos VInterchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Nikonos VNikonos mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Nikonos VNikonos 35mm f/2.5 is a common lens for the Nikonos V Nikonos 35mm f/2.5Nikonos 80mm f/4 is a common lens for the Nikonos V Nikonos 80mm f/4
  • Camera Flash for Nikonos VNikonos V Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Nikonos VUnderwater flash units is a common accessory for the Nikonos V Underwater flash unitsClose-up kit is a common accessory for the Nikonos V Close-up kitWide-angle conversion lens is a common accessory for the Nikonos V Wide-angle conversion lens


  • Camera Battery Type for Nikonos VPX625
  • Battery Life for Nikonos VApproximately 12 rolls of film
  • Battery Replaceable for Nikonos VReplaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Nikonos V
    Underwater photography
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Description for Nikonos V Description for Nikonos V

The Nikonos V is a rugged and versatile underwater film camera designed for professional and amateur photographers. It was introduced in 1984 as the successor to the Nikonos IV-A. The camera is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters, making it perfect for scuba diving and underwater photography. It features a built-in light meter and manual exposure control, allowing photographers to adjust the settings according to the underwater lighting conditions. The Nikonos V uses interchangeable lenses, providing a wide range of options for capturing different subjects and perspectives. It also has a reliable mechanical shutter and a sturdy construction to withstand the harsh underwater environment. With its exceptional image quality and durability, the Nikonos V remains a popular choice among underwater photographers.

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The Nikonos V is compatible with Nikonos lenses, which include wide-angle, standard, and macro options. It uses 35mm film, allowing photographers to capture high-resolution images with fine details. The camera has a built-in flash, but external strobes can also be attached for more powerful and versatile lighting. The Nikonos V is known for its ease of use and reliable performance, making it suitable for both professionals and hobbyists. It is important to properly maintain and clean the camera after each use to ensure its longevity and optimal performance. The Nikonos V is a timeless classic that continues to be sought after by underwater photography enthusiasts.

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Description for Nikonos V Pros and Cons for Nikonos V

Waterproof and rugged design, perfect for underwater photography

Interchangeable lenses allow for versatile shooting options

High-quality optics produce sharp and vibrant images

Built-in light meter for accurate exposure control

Reliable and durable construction withstands harsh environments

Manual focus and manual exposure settings may require more skill and time

Limited availability and higher cost due to being a discontinued model

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Description for Nikonos V Potential Problems and Fixes for Nikonos V

O-Ring Failure

The Nikonos V is a waterproof camera, but the O-rings that seal it can fail if not properly maintained. Always clean and lubricate the O-rings before use, and replace them if they show any signs of wear or damage.

Shutter Speed Inaccuracy

The mechanical shutter can become inaccurate over time, leading to incorrect exposure. Regular servicing by a professional can help to maintain the accuracy of the shutter speed.

Film Advance Lever Issues

The film advance lever can become stiff or stuck, making it difficult to advance the film. This can sometimes be fixed by gently working the lever back and forth, but in some cases it may require professional repair.

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