Nikon F3 focussing screens type B and J

Type B and J Focussing Screens for Nikon F3

As a true professional system camera, the Nikon F3 manual focus film camera had a range of 20 different focussing screens available. These allowed the photographer to pick the most suitable one for a particular type of subject matter or lens.

These screens are no longer available new, but I am selling the 2 screens that I used in preference to the standard (Type K) one. Both are in excellent condition, with no visible marks or scratches. They are for sale at £30.00 each including postage within the UK. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing, or require further information.

Type B focussing screen for Nikon F3The Type B screen is a plain matte/Fresnel screen with a 3mm diameter fine-ground focussing spot in the centre, surrounded by a 12mm diameter reference circle. It is an excellent screen for general photography, and the fact that there is no split-image rangefinder in the centre of the screen to black out with slower lenses makes it also very useful with telephoto lenses. It is also excellent for close-up photography, where the plain screen is a distinct advantage.  The screen is supplied with its original protective plastic case.

Type J focussing screen for Nikon F3The Type J screen is a matte/Fresnel screen with a microprism focussing spot in the centre, surrounded by a 12mm diameter reference circle. It is great for general subjects, and as the microprism works with apertures as small as f5.6, it is particularly suited for use with slower zoom and telephoto lenses. The microprism is extremely accurate, and is very useful for pinpoint focussing with longer focal length lenses at greater distances (eg towards the infinity position). The screen is supplied with its original protective plastic case and box.

Both screens work extremely well with the Nikon 80-200mm AIS zoom lens that I also have for sale.

These screens are being sold from Derbyshire in the UK, but I am willing to ship them anywhere within the UK or worldwide. Personal inspection prior to purchase is also welcome. Please contact me if interested.