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F36 Motor Drive for Nikon F

The F36 is a logical extension of the motor drive system pioneered by Nikon's S2 Rangefinder, whose motor was designated S36. Considering that the F shared many features with the SP, including the slip-off back, the F36 may be called an S36 in reflex guise.

| Photo Showcase on few old /new versions of the Nikon F36 Motor Drive Units |

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It is less advanced than many of today's winders, requiring careful attention to the shutter speeds in use as well as modifications to the camera body before being mounted. It does not offer power rewind, but did have the frame "countdown" counter found on all of Nikon's professional motordrives through the F3.

| Photo Showcase on few old /new versions of the Nikon F36 Motor Drive Units |

The motor itself adds about 27mm (1.1 in) of height and 275g (10oz.) of weight to a standard F body. Most F36's came from the factory matched and synchronised to a specific body. If you want to motorise your F, you will need to obtain a replacement plate (als