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!
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!
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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