Nikon Treasure (part 1)

I’ve been dabbling in analog photography again. It is irresistible, if a bit frustrating after some years of digital. I recently purchased a Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens from a seller in Japan.

It arrived quickly and was in excellent condition. I’ll add this to the F4S camera that just arrived. A post about that will soon follow. I’ll also start posting some images taken with this camera and a few different lenses. Stay tuned.

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Published in: on September 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Nikon F3

Way back when (the 1980’s anyway) the Nikon F3 was a top of the line 35mm camera. After saving my money for a long time, I bought a new one in 1986. It’s a little dusty, but here it is, complete with the MD4 motor drive:

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This camera has traveled everywhere I’ve gone, never once missing a shot. Here’s a look at the other side:

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And speaking of the MD4 motor drive, the ergonomics of it were perfect for my hands as seen in the next photo:

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The motor drive, with 8 AA batteries, made for a sturdy hand-hold and great base. I’m not sure how many rolls of film I ran through this camera, thousands at the very least. Having just found a local lab that will process b/w film, I’ve decided to take it out for a spin, just to see how things look. Of course, it’s all digital now, but the simplicity of this camera (in today’s terms) can’t be beat. Remember, it’s the quality of the light, much more than the quality of the camera, that makes for great photos. Try it, you’ll see.