Dating a Nikkortmat FT?

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  1. j-dogg

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    This is a two part. The FT was obviously produced in the mid to late 60's, how do you know exactly when?

    Also there is a date stamped into the film door for January of 1992.......this camera hasn't been produced in almost 40 years.

    Is it a date possibly when it was repaired or serviced?
     
  2. Ralph Javins

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    Good morning, J-Dogg;

    The title of your message is unusual. I admit that I actually prefer a nice looking woman.

    Going into the text of your message: The Nikkormat FT was made from July 1965 to August 1967. The first one was FT 3100001. I do not see an ending serial number in my references. The replacement Nikkormat FTN from October 1967 begins with FT 3500001. The FTN had a much longer production run until March 1975.

    The date of January 1992 "stamped" into the film door probably is a repair date or something equivalent.
     
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    I dated a Nikkormat once.... it didnt' end well.
     
  4. Ian Grant

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    As Ralph says almost certainly the date of a service/repair. With Leica's they leave a pencilled initials etc & it's often possible to find who did the service.

    We'll let you carry on dating the camera :D Don't lead it on :smile:

    Ian
     
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    Does The FT, have a sister ???

    Ron

    From The Long Island Of New York

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  6. Ian Grant

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    Isn't that FM with the nice slim curvy body much smoother feel :D

    Ian
     
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    oh no, I've corruped the OP's thread!! haha :wink:
     
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    Yes, an FG :D

    The previous owner was a good piece though. :wink:

    I'll locate the SN and post it here when i get back.
     
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    Enjoying Photography !
    And An Excellent Sense Of Humor !
    It Only Gets Slightly Better Than This.

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    I try not to date cameras. A "Family Guy" skit comes to mind.

    New Brian: "Rupert didn't seem to mind."

    Stewie: "What did you say?"

    New Brian: "[won't repeat it] ... he just laid there and took it."