F100 Concise Instructions

The following information is transcribed from Thom Hogan's Nikon Field Guide, no longer in print (Copyright 2000 Thom Hogan). Copies sometimes are still available used on eBay.

F100 LCD Error Messages

  • HI — Current settings will overexpose shot.
  • LO — Current settings will underexpose shot.
  • FEE blinks — Lens not set to smallest aperture.
  • END blinks — End of roll has been reached, rewind film.
  • battery symbol blinks — Replace batteries, they are low.
  • E — No film is loaded in camera.
  • E blinks — Film remains in camera after rewind. Remove film and reload. 
  • E and ERR blink — Film didn’t load correctly; reload film.
  • F-- —  Lens has no CPU or no lens attached.
  • P or S blinks — Lens has no CPU to support P or S exposure mode; camera sets to A mode automatically.
  • ERR blinks — Camera detected a malfunction. Press shutter release again—if problem persists take camera to repair center.
  • BULB blinks — Cannot set bulb shutter speed in S exposure mode; set camera to M mode or select another shutter speed.
  • ERR, ISO, and DX blinks — Non-DX coded film or incorrect DX code detected; set ISO manually.
  • Shutter speed blinks — Shutter speed is faster than flash sync speed. Shutter speed is automatically set to 1/250.
  • BKT —Camera is set for exposure or flash bracketing.
  • +/- blinks — Camera is in middle of bracketing sequence. Press shutter release to complete or cancel bracketing.
  • eye blinks — Camera was set to red-eye reduction, but attached flash does not support that function. Cancel red-eye or attach appropriate flash.
  • O__ and frame counter blink — Low battery power caused film to stop rewinding. Replace batteries and start rewind operation again.
  • FVL blinks — Camera’s film data is full (80 rolls normally, 160 rolls with memory upgrade); download data to PC. Turn power Off and back On to clear indicator and stop recording new data.
  • LCD all black — Camera is too hot (but likely still operable).
  • LCD slow — Camera is too cold (but likely still operable).

F100 Viewfinder Error Messages

  • >< symbols blink — Autofocus not possible; focus manually.
  • < symbol — Subject is not in focus, or subject is closer than the minimum focus distance.
  • > symbol — Subject not in focus, or lens not set on infinity when TC-16A is being used.
  • HI — Current settings will overexpose shot.
  • LO — Current settings will underexpose shot.
  • FEE blinks — Lens is not set to smallest aperture.
  • F-- — Lens has no CPU or no lens attached.
  • ERR blinks — Non-DX coded film was detected or DX code not interpreted; set ISO manually.
  • BULB blinks — Cannot set bulb shutter speed in S exposure mode; set camera to M mode or select another shutter speed.
  • A appears (in P or S mode) — Lens has no CPU to support P or S exposure mode, camera automatically resets to aperture-priority (A) mode.
  • Center-weight symbol appears (in matrix mode) — Lens has no CPU to support matrix metering, camera automatically resets to center-weighted metering.
  • END blinks — End of roll has been reached; rewind film.
  • flash symbol blinks for 3 secs after shot — Flash may not have been sufficient to provide exposure.
  • O__ and frame counter blink — Low battery power caused film to stop rewinding. Replace batteries and start rewind operation again.


F100 Instructions

Turning the Camera On and Off

1. Rotate power switch surrounding the shutter release to the On position. To turn power off, perform step 1 but rotate the switch to Off.

Note: When the camera is on, pressing the shutter release halfway turns on the exposure meter, viewfinder illumination, and, when appropriate, autofocus. Unless modified by custom setting #15, the meter remains active for 6 seconds. 


Resetting the Camera to Its Default Settings

1. Simultaneously press the CSM button on the back of the camera and the Mode button next to the shutter release (both identified with a small green dot next to them) for more than two seconds. Resetting the F100 causes the camera to revert to the following settings:

• Multi-program (P) exposure mode

• Focus area using the center sensor

• Front curtain flash sync

• No exposure compensation

• No exposure and flash bracketing (values are retained)

• No shutter speed or aperture lock

Custom settings are remembered unless you: 

1. Hold the two buttons until you see CUSTOM blink. 

2. Release one of the two reset buttons. 

3. Repress the button you released. CUSTOM blinks for only about two seconds (after the initial two-second wait), so you need to watch carefully if you want to cancel custom settings during a reset.

 

Setting the ISO Manually

1. Hold down the ISO button on the top of the camera and rotate the rear command dial to set an ISO value.


Setting the ISO Automatically with DX Encoding

1. Hold down the ISO button on the top of the camera and rotate the rear command dial until the LCD displays the DX indicator.


Loading Film

1. If you want the camera to automatically detect ISO values, make sure the DX indicator appears in the LCD.

2. Simultaneously push the button and pull down on the release lever on the left side of the F100 to open camera back.

3. Insert film cartridge from bottom (slide top under small bracket at top of the film chamber).

4.Pull the film leader across to the red index mark in take-up area.

5.Remove slack from film, if any, so that it lies flat.

6.Close the camera back. 

Note: You may postpone this step until after step 7 to confirm that film is being wound into take-up reel correctly, but you’ll lose several frames in the process.

7. Press the shutter release; the camera advances film to the first frame. Press the ISO button to confirm the ISO setting.

Note: Custom setting #8 can be set to automatically advance the film to the first frame when you close the camera’s back, in which case step 7 is no longer necessary.


Rewinding Film

1. Simultaneously press and hold the two buttons labeled O__ (The +/- and BKT buttons). Rewind begins approximately one second after you begin holding both buttons.

You can program the F100 to rewind automatically when it reaches the end of a roll with custom setting #1.

Note: If O__ and the frame number blink and rewind stops, this means that the F100 does not have enough power to rewind the film. Change batteries and start the rewind operation again.


Setting the Film Advance Mode

1. Hold down the button on left top of camera (when looking at camera from back) while rotating dial around the left-hand control cluster to desired setting:

  • S Single-frame (you must press the shutter for each exposure).
  • Cs Silent-speed continuous (about 3 frames per second while the shutter release held). Rewind speed is also slowed in this mode to reduce noise.
  • C High-speed continuous (about 4.5 frames a second while the shutter release held).

Note: The stated frame rates are for shutter speeds of 1/250th or faster in manual exposure and continuous (C) focus mode. 

  • clock-like symbol — Sets the camera for self-timer mode. A single frame is taken with each shutter release press using a delay controlled by Custom setting #16 (2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds).
  • overlapping boxes symbol — Sets the camera to stop advancing the frame upon shutter release (See “Taking Multiple Exposures,” page 245 for more information).


Setting the Metering Method

On the right side of prism (from the back of camera), hold in the button and turn the metering system indicator to the desired setting:

  • Matrix — 10-segment evaluative metering is used. With D-type lenses, focus distance is also taken into account to adjust evaluation. Requires AF or AI-P type lenses.
  • Center Weighted — 75% of meter’s sensitivity is concentrated in central 12mm ring in viewfinder. 
  • Spot — 100% of meter’s sensitivity is concentrated on a 4mm area in the viewfinder, centered on the currently selected autofocus area. 

Spot metering area will always use the center AF sensor if you use a lens with no CPU, or if you are in Dynamic AF Mode and have enabled Closest Subject Priority (see “Setting a Custom Setting”). Note that the F100 comes from the factory with Closest Subject Priority enabled in Single Servo AF (S on the Focus Method selector on the front of the camera). 


Setting the Focus Mode

Move the focus mode selector on the front of the camera body to:

  • S Single Servo AF—Uses focus-priority (shutter cannot be released until focus is achieved).

Viewfinder symbols:

Focus is locked—you must refocus if subject moves.

> < Focus is tracking—no need to refocus.

  • C Continuous Servo AF—Uses release priority (shutter can be released even if the subject is not in focus).

Focus is continuously updated unless AF-L button is held down.

Note: Custom setting #9 can set the F100 to focus on the closest object to the camera (Closest Subject Priority) when using the S focusing method. Custom setting #10 can be set to use Closest Subject Priority when using the C focusing method. 

  • M Manual focus, with electronic confirmation.

Viewfinder symbols:

< Rotate lens focus ring to left, subject is not in focus.

> Rotate lens focus ring to right, subject is not in focus.

Subject is in focus.


Setting the Focus Area Mode

Move the focus area mode selector on the back of the camera to: 

  • Small box symbol Single-Area AF—Only the AF area you select is used regardless of subject movement.
  • Five pluses symbol Dynamic AF—The camera’s focus follows the subject’s movement and selects AF focus area based upon where the subject has moved in the frame.

With a Speedlight mounted and turned on, the camera automatically switches to single-area AF even though the Dynamic AF symbol does not change. Set the desired focusing point with the focus area selector on the camera back.


Selecting the Active Focus Area

Press the AF area selector (on the back of the camera) in the direction you want to move the active focus sensor. 

In single AF mode, this sets the sensor to use for autofocus, while in dynamic AF mode, you are selecting the initial (or primary) sensor, and the camera changes sensors as the subject moves to other areas in the viewfinder.

Only the three horizontal AF sensors are cross-hair types, and only these sensors have additional elements for low-light detection. The top sensor is skewed slightly, but the bottom sensor is horizontal, making it the only one susceptible to horizontal patterns.

Note: If spot metering is selected and Closest Subject Priority is inactive (custom settings #9 and #10), the area metered is the 4mm circle centered on the active AF sensor.


Locking the Focus Area

1. On the back of the camera, use the focus area selector to choose the active focus sensor.

2. Rotate the focus area selector lock just underneath the focus area selector so that the L is revealed.

To unlock the focus area, rotate the focus area selector lock to display the white dot.


Setting the Exposure Mode

Hold down the Mode button (on the top of camera) while rotating the rear command dial to the desired setting:

  • P Multi-program (camera chooses both shutter speed and f/stop; requires AF or AI-P lens).
  • S Shutter-priority (you choose shutter speed, camera chooses f/stop; requires AF or AI-P lens).
  • A Aperture-priority (you choose aperture, camera chooses shutter speed).
  • M Manual (you choose both aperture and shutter speed).


Setting the Aperture and Shutter Speed

The camera’s meter must be active to change settings. Press the shutter release halfway to activate meter.

1. In aperture-priority (A) and manual (M) exposure modes, the front command dial controls the aperture in 1/3-stop increments. 

2. In shutter priority (S) and manual (M) exposure modes, the rear command dial controls the shutter speed in 1/3-stop increments.

3. In program (P) exposure mode, the rear command dial shifts the program.

When using a lens that has no CPU (those that are not AF or AI-P lenses) that aperture must be set using the lens’ aperture ring.

Note: Custom setting #2 can be used to set 1/3-stop, 1/2-stop, or full-stop increments for apertures and shutter speeds.


Setting Exposure Manually

1. Set the camera to manual (M) exposure mode.

2. Select an aperture using the front command dial and a shutter speed using the rear command dial. The viewfinder shows an exposure indicator bar. The 0 point indicates a correct exposure, while each dot in the bar underneath the indicator indicates a third stop under- or overexposure; an arrow indicates under- or overexposure of more than two stops.  

Note: To lock a manual exposure, hold down the z button and rotate both the front and rear command dials until Ü appears near both the aperture and shutter speed indicators.


Locking the Aperture Setting

1. In aperture priority (A) and manual (M) exposure modes, rotate the front command dial to the desired aperture.

2. Hold down the L button on the back of the camera and rotate the rear command dial until L appears above the f/stop on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

To cancel aperture lock, repeat step 2, but rotate the dial until the Lock indicators disappear.

Note: Aperture lock operates only with lenses that have a CPU (e.g., AF and AI-P lenses).


Locking the Shutter Speed Setting

1. In shutter priority (S) and manual (M) exposure modes, rotate the rear command dial to desired shutter speed.

2. Hold down the L button on back of and rotate command dial until L appears next to the shutter speed on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

To cancel shutter speed lock, repeat step 2, but rotate dial until lock indicators disappear.


Setting Exposure Compensation

Hold down the +/- exposure button on top of the camera while rotating the rear command dial to the desired exposure compensation value. Exposure compensation remains set until cancelled.

Compensation is indicated in 1/3-stops (unless changed using custom setting #2). A + value overexposes, a - value underexposes.

To cancel exposure compensation repeat the above instructions, but set the compensation to 0.0.

Or (for autoexposure modes only),

1. Use center-weighted or spot metering on an appropriate area.

2. Lightly press and hold the shutter release to the halfway position.

3. Lock exposure using the AE-L button on the back of the camera.

4. Re-compose and press the shutter release fully.


Setting Exposure Bracketing

1. Press the BKT button on the top of the camera and rotate the rear command dial until the BKT indicator appears on the LCD. 

2. To set the bracketing value, continue to hold down the BKT button and turn the front command dial until the desired combination is indicated on the LCD:

  • +2F0.3 Two exposures, correct and 1/3 stop overexposed
  • -2F0.3 Two exposures, correct and 1/3 stop underexposed
  • +2F0.7 Two exposures, correct and 2/3 stop overexposed
  • -2F0.7 Two exposures, correct and 2/3 stop underexposed
  • +2F1.0 Two exposures, correct and full stop overexposed
  • -2F1.0 Two exposures, correct and full stop underexposed
  • 3F0.3 Three exposures, correct and 1/3 stop on either side      
  • 3F0.7 Three exposures, correct and 2/3 stop on either side
  • 3F1.0 Three exposures, correct and full stop on either side
  • +3F0.3 Three exposures, correct, 1/3 and 2/3 stop overexposed      
  • +3F0.7 Three exposures, correct, 2/3 and 1-1/3 stop overexposed
  • +3F1.0 Three exposures, correct, 1 and 2 stops overexposed
  • -3F0.3 Three exposures, correct, 1/3 and 2/3 stop underexposed     
  • -3F0.7 Three exposures, correct, 2/3 and 1 1/3 stop underexposed
  • -3F1.0 Three exposures, correct, 1 and 2 stops underexposed

To cancel bracketing, repeat step 1, but rotate the rear command dial until the BKT indicator disappears. 

The aperture is changed to obtain bracketed exposures in shutter priority (S) exposure mode, shutter speed is changed in aperture priority (A) or manual (M) modes, both shutter speed and aperture are changed in program (P) mode. If a Speedlight flash is attached and active, flash output is varied instead.

Exposure compensation modifies the point around which bracketing occurs. 

If the end of a roll is reached during a bracket sequence, rewind film, load a new roll, and then press the shutter release again to resume the sequence. 

Note: Several custom settings impact bracketing: 

1. Custom setting #2 controls the exposure increment by which the bracketing values are separated, with 1/3 stop being the default, and 1/2 and 1 stop being alternate values. When the camera is set via custom setting #2 to compensate in 1/2 or full stops (instead of 1/3 stops), the number of bracketing options is reduced. 

2. Custom setting #3 controls bracketing ordering, with a value of 0 (the default) providing +, normal, and - EV shots, and a value of 1 providing -, normal, and + EV shots. 

3. Custom setting #11 allows you to set simultaneous exposure and flash bracket (AS, the default setting), exposure-only bracketing (AE), or flash-only bracketing (Sb). 


Setting the Self-Timer

1. Press the film advance mode selector release on top of the camera while rotating the film advance mode selector to the self timer symbol.

2. Cover the viewfinder with the supplied eyepiece cover.

3. Press the shutter release.

4. The LED on the camera front blinks until the last two seconds prior to exposure, when it lights continuously.

Self-timer is set to fire after 10 seconds unless you change the duration using custom setting #16.

To cancel, set the film advance mode selector to any position other than self timer.

The bulb setting may not be used with the self-timer—the camera automatically sets the shutter speed to approximately 1/10 if you accidentally attempt this.

If the camera body is set for single servo autofocus, the self-timer won’t release the shutter until the subject is in focus.


Taking Multiple Exposures

1. Press the film advance mode selector release on top of the camera while rotating the film advance mode selector to the overlapping boxes symbol.

2. Set any necessary exposure compensation (typically -1 EV is used for two overlapping exposures).

3. Take your first shot. The film does not advanced and the frame counter does not change. Each additional exposure will be made on the same frame of film until the film advance mode selector is set to any position other than ~.

Note: Custom setting #14 can be set to change the film advance to continuous shooting.  In this mode, multiple exposures are made for as long as you hold down the shutter release (as opposed to one each time you press the shutter release). 


Using the Bulb Setting

With bulb, the length of the exposure is controlled by how long you hold down the shutter release.

1. Hold down the Mode button and rotate the rear command dial to select manual (M) exposure mode

2. Release the Mode button; rotate the rear command dial again to set the shutter speed to BULB.

3. Set the desired aperture using the front dial (or lens aperture ring for non-AF or AI-P lenses).

4. Press and hold the shutter release for the length of the exposure.

Consider using an MC-20, MC-30 or other remote control release to avoid camera shake and battery depletion.

Note: Long exposures may exhaust the camera’s batteries! With alkaline AA batteries, the camera can remain powered for approximately 4 hours maximum at 68 degrees F (20 degrees C).


Previewing Depth of Field

1. Set the aperture.

2. Press the depth of field preview button (on the front of the camera). 

3. Allow your eyes to adjust to the lower level of light and then  evaluate the approximate depth of field provided by the set aperture.

Note: While DOF preview is active, you cannot adjust the aperture and autofocus is disabled.


Setting Rear-Curtain Sync

1. Set the Speedlight to TTL mode.

2. Make sure the camera is set to program (P) or manual (M) exposure mode.

3. Hold the flash button on top of the camera and rotate the rear command dial until REAR appears on the LCD panel.

4. For the SB-24, -25, -26 only: set the Speedlight sync switch to Rear setting.

To cancel, repeat step 3 until the REAR indicator disappears.


Setting Slow-Sync Flash

1. Set the Nikon Speedlight to TTL mode.

2. Make sure the camera is set to program (P) or aperture-priority (A) exposure mode.

3. Hold the flash button on the top of the camera and rotate the rear command dial until SLOW appears on the camera’s LCD panel.

To cancel, repeat step 3 until the SLOW indicator disappears.


Adjusting the Viewfinder’s Diopter Setting

1. Point the camera at a distant scene and either use autofocus or focus the lens manually at infinity.

2. On the shutter release side of the prism, pull the knob labeled +- away from the prism. Look through the viewfinder and rotate the knob until the central area of the viewfinder appears sharpest (towards – side if nearsighted, + side of farsighted).

3. Push the knob back towards camera to lock setting. Be careful not to rotate it when pushing it back in.

Note: It should be possible to see the entire frame in the viewfinder, even with glasses on. If you wear glasses, make sure the diopter setting is at 0 (the + and – symbols on the button are parallel to the plane of the LCD panel).


Illuminating the LCD Panel

Rotate the camera’s power switch to the lightbulb symbol and let go. The LCD displays remain lit for as long as the meter is on or until the shutter is released.


Changing the Focusing Screen

1. Remove the lens from the camera body.

2. Use the small tweezers supplied with the screen to pull the focusing screen release latch towards you.

3. Remove the current screen by grasping the small tab on it with the supplied tweezers. 

4. Insert the new screen by sliding the front edge upward into the holder until it clicks into place.

Tip: The Type E screen features a grid that helps align horizons, reminds you of the rule of thirds points, and helps you detect con-verging lines when using extreme wide-angle lenses. It is probably the most useful of the optional screens for general-purpose use.


F100 Custom Settings

Setting a Custom Setting

1. Press and hold the CSM button on the back of the camera while rotating the rear command dial until the custom function number you desire is displayed on the back LCD.

2. While still holding the CSM button, rotate the front command dial until the desired setting is displayed on the LCD panel.

To cancel a custom setting, simply repeat these steps, but select the default option (typically 0) for the function in step 2.


  • CSM 1 Automatic end-of-roll rewind — 1-0 = disabled (default), 1-1 = enabled*
  • CSM 2 Bracketing step value — 2-3 = 1/3 stop increments (default), 2-2 = 1/2 stop increments, 2-1 = 1 stop increments
  • CSM 3 Bracketing order 3-0 = correct, under, over (default), 3-1 = under, correct, over
  • CSM 4 Release activated AF  4-0 = enabled (default), 4-1 = disabled *(use AF-On button!)
  • CSM 5 Non DX-code warning —  5-0 = after film is advanced to frame 1 (default), 5-1 = when Power switch is moved to On
  • CSM 6 Focus indicator selection 6-0 = stops at outermost sensor (default), 6-1 = sensor selection wraps around (e.g., you can scroll through AF area selection with the arrow key.)
  • CSM 7 Release activated AE lock 7-0 = disabled (default), 7-1 = enabled *(to function like F5)
  • CSM 8 Film advance when back closed — 8-0 = disabled (default), 8-1 = enabled*
  • CSM 9 Closest Subject Priority in Single Servo AF — 9-0 = enabled (default), 9-1 =disabled*
  • CSM 10 Closest Subject Priority in Continuous AF 10 10-0 = disabled (default)*, AF10-1 = enabled
  • CSM 11 Flash and Exposure bracketing — 11-AS = Simultaneous flash/exposure (default), 11-AE = Exposure bracketing only*, 11-Sb = Flash bracketing only
  • CSM 12 Switch dial controls 12-0 = Disabled (default), 12-1 = enabled
  • CSM 13 Easy exposure compensation — 13-0 = disabled (default), 13-1 = enabled (exposure compensation can be set without pressing the c button. In  A or M mode, the rear command dial controls exposure compensation; in P or S mode, the front dial controls exposure compensation.
  • CSM 14 Film advance for multiple exposures — 14-0 = single frame (default), 14-1 = continuous (multiple) frames#
  • CSM 15 Meter on length — 15-4 = 4 seconds*, 15-6 = 6 seconds (default), 15-8 = 8 seconds, 15-16 = 16 seconds#
  • CSM 16 Self Timer delay 16-2 = 2 seconds, 16-5 = 5 seconds, 16-10 = 10 seconds, 16-20 = 20 seconds 
  • CSM 17 Illumination 17-0 = normal (default), 17-1 = activated on any button press
  • CSM 18 Data imprint  —18-0 = disabled (default), 18-1 = enabled (yy/mm/dd hh/mm on first frame) Note: requires MF-29 camera back for imprint capability.
  • CSM 19 Aperture control 19-0 = use set aperture value (default), 19-1 = use variable aperture value  Note: Setting 19-0 means that you want the camera to maintain the aperture you originally set (if possible), while setting 19-1 means that you’ll allow the camera to vary the aperture as you zoom or extend a Micro-Nikkor.
  • CSM 20 LED confirms exposure taken — 20-0 = disabled except on self-timer (default), 20-1 = enabled always
  • CSM 21 AE/AF lock button 21-0  = simultaneous exposure/AF lock (default), 21-1 = exposure lock only*, 21-2 = autofocus lock only, 21-3 = autofocus lock only, remains locked after releasing the button, When 21-3 (autofocus only lock) is set, the first press of the AE/AF lock button locks autofocus. A subsequent press unlocks autofocus.
  • CSM 22 Front dial Apertures 22-0 = enabled (default), 22-1 = disabled#

*Settings recommended to conserve battery power or for ease of use.

#  Settings I recommend avoiding unless you understand the consequences on battery usage or camera operation.

Note: You may, of course, disagree with these assessments. They represent how I use the camera and early findings on battery life. If you deviate from these recommendations, at least make sure you understand why you want to deviate from them! Random fiddling with custom settings can put your F100 into bizarre states where the camera will operate differently than you expect, causing you to miss the picture you’re trying to take.

F100 Program (P) Mode Settings

Exposure Value and Setting (at ISO 100)

  • EV0 f/1.4 at 2 seconds
  • EV1 f/1.4 at 1 seconds
  • EV2 f/1.4 at 1/2
  • EV3 f/1.4 at 1/4
  • EV4 f/1.4 at 1/8
  • EV6 f/2 at 1/15
  • EV8 f/2.8 at 1/30
  • EV10 f/4 at 1/60
  • EV12 f/5.6 at 1/125
  • EV14 f/8 at 1/250
  • EV16 f/11 at 1/500
  • EV18* f/16 at 1/1000
  • EV20* f/16 at 1/4000

*exceeds limit of matrix metering capability. With ISO 100 film, the F100 uses the program setting of 16 1/3 EV for these brighter subjects. The minimum and maximum EV for the P mode varies with ISO.

You have full control over the Program mode, and can easily “shift” the program settings by rotating the rear command dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture appears.

If * appears after ] on the F100’s LCD (i.e., ]*), this indicates that that the basic program has been shifted; the camera maintains this alteration as long as the meter is on. 


Nikkor Lenses That Can’t Be Used with the F100

8mm f/8 Fisheye Nikkor Special finder can’t be mounted

21mm f/4 Nikkor Special finder (black mount) can’t be mounted; later versions compatible

28mm f/4 PC-Nikkor Serial #’s <1180900 incompatible

35mm f/2.8 PC-Nikkor Serial #’s <906200 incompatible

35mm f/3.5 PC-Nikkor Incompatible

80mm f/2.8 Nikkor Incompatible

180-600mm f/8 ED Nikkor #’s <174180 incompatible

200mm f/3.5 Nikkor Incompatible

200-600 f/9.5 Nikkor #’s <300490 incompatible

360-1200mm f/11 ED Nikkor #’s <174127 incompatible

1000mm f/6.3 Reflex Nikkor Not able to modify for AI?

1000mm f/11 Reflex #’s 142361-14300 incompatible

2000mm f/11 Reflex #’s <200310 incompatible

TC-16A Teleconverter Incompatible, may damage body

K2 ring Incompatible

Non-AI modified lenses Camera body may be damaged

When AI or AI-S lenses are used on an F100, [-- appears instead of an aperture; apertures cannot be set by the front dial and must be set on the lens aperture ring. Further, the camera will only work in the A or M exposure modes.

Exposure compensation may be necessary when using AI or AI-S teleconverters on the F100. (Nikon hasn’t specified values.)

The 400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8, and 1200mm f/11 with focusing unit AU-1 are also incompatible.


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