Nikonos IV-A Underwater Camera


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The Nikonos IV-a was thoroughly modern with an advanced in-body light meter coupled to an auto-exposure shutter. With this information measured against the set sensitivity of the inserted film, the meter would calculate the required shutter speed to result in a perfect exposure.

An LED display within the viewfinder illuminated to show if exposures would be accurate or over- or under-exposed. If the LED was blinking, opening or closing the lens aperture would bring the settings within reasonable parameters for a correct exposure. The shutter would operate without battery power at a speed of 1/90th of a second, and Bulb mode was included for a variety of special shooting situations. With this combination of features and methodology, plus the camera’s incredibly large viewfinder, its new locking and hinged film door, and its traditional shutter release button, the Nikonos IV-a is one of the most reliable and simplest-to-use underwater cameras ever made.

Its incredibly robust die-cast metal body is wrapped in hard rubber, making it extremely grip-able and unendingly durable. Its slightly oversized controls result in intuitive and easy handling, and much thought was paid to ensure high legibility of all controls underwater. Shoots 35mm film and includes lens as pictured which can be used in water or on land.

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