The last of the “real “
FT series Nikkormats. The FT3 was the first Nikon Camera body to
incorporate Automatic Indexing for their new series of AI lenses. A
popular camera for both amateurs and professionals, it was considered
to have the best metering system of any camera of the era but sadly the
FT3 had the shortest production run of any Nikon camera of just a few
months in 1977 and was almost immediately replaced later the same year
by the Nikon FM with it’s more compact body design.