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2001 to 2003. Autofocus, motorized film transport, all exposure modes. Weighs nothing: 14 ounces. Metering: 3D-six-zone-matrix TTL or center weighted. Shutter: CPU-controlled focal plane shutter with speeds 30 - 1/2000 sec. Focus: No ability to select AF modes, but selectable AF sensors. Five-area autofocus system. Focus assist lamp only has 3 meter range. Defaults to 5 point dynamic closest subject focusing or can use one of 5 single point dynamic focusing. Depth-of-field preview. Viewfinder:Dioptometric adjustment for viewfinder. Pentaprism. No viewfinder indication of P, S, A, or M exposure modes. Exposure modes: Dedicated knob to select P, S, A, or M exposure modes (but no viewfinder indication). TIME setting instead of obsolete BULB setting so no remote release for long exposures. Shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, programmed. Programs: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports continuous, Night Scene. Exposure bracketing. Multiple exposures. Flash: Pop-up flash. Hot shoe for dedicated or generic flash. Motorized film transport: Automatic advance and rewind. Automatic advance to the first frame when back is closed. Shoots up to 2.5fps. Mid-roll rewind is possible by pressing and holding both rewind buttons. Sports mode is the only way of accessing continuous drive. Batteries: Uses 2 CR2 3 volt batteries. Lenses: Compatible with AF-S, AF-D, AF-I lenses, AF-P without AF, G class, DX digital ones for cropped frame dSLR. Manual focus lenses can be used in manual mode and focus assist will work. Accessories: MB-17 battery grip takes four AA batteries. Remote control ML-L3. Limitations:Cheap plastic back, latch failure common. No mirror lockup, top LCD panel illuminator. No spotmeter. No old fashioned cable release. No manual film speed selection. Defaults to 100 ASA without DX coding. 11-15-23: Bought this camera, body only, for $6.26 with five other similar Nikons. 2 of them N65's. This auction had 2 N65's. Each will have a unique log and pictures.
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11-27-23: Initial tests OK. Meter, shutter, flash and auto focus OK.

1-22-24: This is the first test roll using Kentmere 100 ASA film. I wanted to learn if the white spots I'm seeing are caused by my developing process, or some defect in Arista EDU film. It was developed the same way, 11 minutes in Caffenol-C (coffee), stopped in water, and fixed with Ilfosol fast fixer. There seem to be less spots, but they're still there. Next I'll try using a coffee filter (instead of the screen in my funnel) on my chemicals before they go into the tank. There are several pictures of my kitchen taken with 3 different Nikon flash units. The first was the internal flash, the second with a Nikon SB-600, and the third with a Nikon SB-15. The rest were taken outside in cloudy conditions with snow. All were taken in program mode, with a Nikkor 35-80mm kit lens using auto focus. The camera is incredibly quiet, and I wondered if it was working. It took 26 shots from a 24 exposure roll. Since everyone mixes up Caffenol-C differently there are no accurate development times, it's just hit or miss. I think the snow caused underexposure, maybe I'll do some bracketing on the next roll. The Kentmere film seems less grainy to me, only costs a little more at $5.60ish a roll. It comes in old fashioned cardboard boxes and metal cartridges, which I prefer.

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