If like me, you are a film camera user, you will have heard all about the workhorse called the Nikon F.
It is said that this is the camera that has been causing Leica to lose money ever since it hit the market 30 or 40 years ago.
Just holding it in your hand speaks solidity, quality and superior workmanship….it has also been said that the Nikon is so solidly built, it can double up as a weapon against would-be muggers, or a door stop even!

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The Nikon F has been used by the world’s journalists and photographers for years, without once letting them down.
It’s reputation made it into something of an icon, with personalities rushing to be seen to be using it….see if you can recognise some of these below!

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katharine ross nik2  linda nik4

Anyway, this particular Nikon is fully tested with film by myself, using both mono and colour films, the shutter is smooth and crisp on all speeds, the apertures are absolutely fine, and the camera has no dings or dents at all on it’s solid body…just a little paint loss on the back plate through normal usage.

The Photomic meter, like many of these cameras, does not seem to work, although the repair is quick and easy, a resistor inside the meter head needing replacement. I always either use my own judgement when taking shots (the Sunny 16 rule!) or a hand-held meter if the shots are valuable, so I have never needed to use the meter inside the camera.

It comes complete with a lens cap, to protect the pristine 50mm lens.

I’m supplying a set of new filters too, a polarizing filter, a Yellow and Red filter too, for producing dramatic effects with your shots.

Cost? I always say money is immaterial when talking about such precision instruments…professionals have admitted, by the way, that a camera such as this can never be produced these days, as the technology has all been used to produce cheap, plasticky digital cameras with built-in obsolescence!

Price (UK): £295 plus £12 shipping within UK

Elsewhere: $395 plus $25 shipping

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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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