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The Amazing Nikon F
Jan 9, 2022 10:04:37   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
A part of this article has some history and a lot of the photos that Leica got credit for were actually all shot using Nikon lenses.
Very interesting read on the history leading to the Nikon F.
The defining SLR and pivotal camera in history.
https://petapixel.com/2022/01/05/how-the-nikon-f-revolutionized-photography-60-years-ago/

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Jan 9, 2022 10:11:57   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
Architect1776 wrote:
A part of this article has some history and a lot of the photos that Leica got credit for were actually all shot using Nikon lenses.
Very interesting read on the history leading to the Nikon F.
The defining SLR and pivotal camera in history.
https://petapixel.com/2022/01/05/how-the-nikon-f-revolutionized-photography-60-years-ago/


The F was the only Nikon I ever owned and I almost didn't change brands because of it. The go to camera for astrophotography at the time was Canon. If I wasn't so invested in my Canon gear, Nikon would be my choice.

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Jan 9, 2022 10:35:06   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
These might be of interest, as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7mvaryk8Vc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEvaBz6NoKg
--Bob

Architect1776 wrote:
A part of this article has some history and a lot of the photos that Leica got credit for were actually all shot using Nikon lenses.
Very interesting read on the history leading to the Nikon F.
The defining SLR and pivotal camera in history.
https://petapixel.com/2022/01/05/how-the-nikon-f-revolutionized-photography-60-years-ago/

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Jan 9, 2022 10:42:50   #
LDB415 Loc: Houston south suburb
 
Interesting! Couldn't afford Nikon back then or I'd have been with them. I was happy with my Pentax gear though.

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Jan 9, 2022 10:56:21   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
My F and I celebrated our 50th anniversary together last Christmas Eve.
--Bob
Architect1776 wrote:
A part of this article has some history and a lot of the photos that Leica got credit for were actually all shot using Nikon lenses.
Very interesting read on the history leading to the Nikon F.
The defining SLR and pivotal camera in history.
https://petapixel.com/2022/01/05/how-the-nikon-f-revolutionized-photography-60-years-ago/

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Jan 9, 2022 12:10:53   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
LDB415 wrote:
Interesting! Couldn't afford Nikon back then or I'd have been with them. I was happy with my Pentax gear though.


I like Pentax as well. I especially like the consistent compatibility of the lenses across the extensive model line of cameras.

Stan

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Jan 10, 2022 10:44:09   #
sgt hop Loc: baltimore md,now in salisbury md
 
nice article...still have my "F".........

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Jan 10, 2022 13:48:00   #
CPR Loc: Nature Coast of Florida
 
The "F" is one tough, well-built machine. My "F" was a working press camera in Washington DC for years and then worked freelance and small-town paper for a few years. Dropped, thrown and used as a club once or twice and still works well. The Photomic head even works if you put new battery in it.

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Jan 10, 2022 14:17:52   #
sgt hop Loc: baltimore md,now in salisbury md
 
CPR wrote:
The "F" is one tough, well-built machine. My "F" was a working press camera in Washington DC for years and then worked freelance and small-town paper for a few years. Dropped, thrown and used as a club once or twice and still works well. The Photomic head even works if you put new battery in it.


including the regular "F" i have two 'F's with photomic finders and neither finder works....some day i'll have to find the regular prism.....

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