Nikon FG-20

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Nikon FG-20
Nikon FG-20 with Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
Type Single lens reflex
Lens interchangeable lens, Nikon F-mount
Compatible lenses Nikon F-mount lenses supporting automatic indexing (AI) with some exceptions
Film format 35mm
Film size 36mm x 24mm
ASA/ISO range ISO 25 – 3200
Film advance manual
Focus modes manual
Exposure modes Aperture priority auto exposure; Manual
Exposure metering TTL metering, EV 1 to EV 18 at ASA/ISO 100 and with 50mm f/1.4 lens
Metering modes center-weighted
Flash hot shoe
Flash synchronization 1/90 s
Shutter electronically controlled with mechanical backup
Shutter speed range 1s – 1/1000s; M90 (mechanical 1/90s); Bulb (B)
Viewfinder fixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder magnification 0.86x with 50 mm lens at infinity
Frame coverage 92%
Battery two SR44 or LR44, or one CR1/3N
Optional motor drives MD-14, MD-E
Dimensions 136 x 88 x 54 mm
Weight 440g
Released 1984

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 1/90th 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.


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Nikon FG-20 with Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4