NIKON F/F36 cordless TRIBUNE high speed Motor Drive Camera
Contributed by Mr Douglas, <>


To: <>
Subject: Black NIKON F/F36 cordless TRIBUNE high speed
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 12:34:25 +0800

Dear leofoo, I have always been a big fan to the MIR Nikon site. I recently saw a "Black NIKON F/F36 cordless TRIBUNE high speed" at ebay Canada. I think the model is quite rare, thus have asked permission from the seller to contribute the images to your site. Below is the description of the camera:

The details as per advertisements: ".... One of only a handful known, as made for the CHICAGO tribune newspaper. A special modified F-36 motor drive and 10 cell battery pack for cold weather and faster framing rates 4+ FPS. This is a white dot motor serial 125943 with camera number 6810851 and is the 3 or forth body adapted to this motor three serial numbers are on the inside of the motor where the camera body mounts. Body has black eyelevel finder and overall the entire unit is in very good condition. only dent is on the supplemental battery box at the bottom could be tapped out. Battery pack holds 10 AA cells and has built-in battery checker and rear mounted S-C selector......".

Below is the e-mail I wrote to the seller, MR Douglas, and the reply I got from him: "....
Yes, you are welcome to use the images with credit to dugwerks cheers, Douglas....."

< wrote:

< Dear Sir, I saw your "Black NIKON F /F36 cordless TRIBUNE
< high speed" for sale at ebay. I am asking on behalf of a friend and
< would like to ask permission from you to use the pictures of your
< "Black NIKON F /F36 cordless TRIBUNE high speed" as advertised at < your page at the Nikon hobbyist website at:


<The pictures will not be used for commercial purposes, but is just for <those who are interested in F2 variants thus making the web page <more informative. Credit will be given to you at the page. The link to the ebay site is: I do hope this camera is qualified as the "Nikon F - Variations & Special Models", and can contribute little if not much to your site.

Warmest regards,
Kho King, Koh

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A series of seven images of the rarely seen, highly collectible Black NIKON F/F36 cordless TRIBUNE high speed Motor Drive camera. Credit: Images courtesy of Mr Douglas from

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Credit: Mr Douglas, from Dugwerks <> for his great generosity to permit the use of these images appeared in this site; Mr. KhoKing, Koh, for his initiative effort to enable these images to be broadcast.