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Old 05-10-2011   #1
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Show Off Your Classic Nikon Gear

Hello fellow Nikon lovers,

Over the past 6 months or so I've gone a little crazy with buying Nikon gear.. And now that I'm broke I would like to show off what I've aquired!

If you also have the Nikon bug, show off your gear.

(I'm not sure if a thread has been posted in the past similar to this one. If there has, I'm sorry! I couldn't find one.)



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What's that visor-looking thing in the first photo?
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What's that visor-looking thing in the first photo?
On the S2? It's the Pleasant "Auto-Up" close focus attachment.
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You must be the youngest member of NHS

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Eric,
You must be the youngest member of NHS

Haha I quite possibly am
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Don't have much, but love what I have ....







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Beautiful gear! Definitely counts ;-)
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Nikon FE by bhop, on Flickr

Is an F4 considered classic?

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That counts for sure !!

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"The Nikon Brothers"



In the photo.
Nikon FE2 with AiS Nikkor 50mm f1.8
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early F2 with slotted screws and Ftype leatherette,


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Nice S2's!
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i love those S2 and SP....

but i only have these...

A FE and a FM2, something that started my journey of no returns!




I know Jonmanjiro has a great collection of the SP...haha...i would die to own one!
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I know Jonmanjiro has a great collection of the SP...haha...i would die to own one!
I have a great collection of photos of SPs, but not a great collection of SPs!
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that sounds like a bit of a short-sighted plan, no?
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I still don't have any Nikon RF stuff.
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Is that the 85 f1.8?
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You must be the youngest member of NHS

I was never a member of NHS but I did have a nice little S2 (my prof pic) when I was 17! Shoulda become a member

I also had a black nikon F with a standard black prism and 50/1.2 ai-s but regrettably sold it. Wish I had pics of either one! They were beautiful to look at and especially to use.
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I was never a member of NHS but I did have a nice little S2 (my prof pic) when I was 17! Shoulda become a member

I also had a black nikon F with a standard black prism and 50/1.2 ai-s but regrettably sold it. Wish I had pics of either one! They were beautiful to look at and especially to use.
You have me beat! I got my F3 when I was 17 and just recently (in the past 8 months or so) started aquiring the rangefinder gear, but didn't become a member until this past February
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Mine is an early black paint Nikkormat FTn. Came for peanuts with a probably original-to-it Panagor 28mm 2.5 non-AI lens in mint condition.

On eBay I picked up a first-type Nikkor 105mm 2.5 non-AI, the Sonnar design. It already had an original Nikon UV filter, and I found the correct hood too.

I love carrying the FTn and the 105mm with my Leica, it provides a 'spot' meter that I can read from the top plate when out shooting.

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I have a ton of Nikon F gear, but no pictures! Is this gonna be a sticky someplace?
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Oooops! Found one!
This Nikon F went to my nephew. I hope he's shooting with it!
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A few bits of Nikon RF stuff picked up over the last few years
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Sorta "Nikonish" does it count? (R2S)





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Wow... Beautiful set you have there..
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Wow... Beautiful set you have there..
Thanks, Rance Eric! But needs a black paint SP 2005 to round it off, wouldn't you say? And I wish I were able to give it more use. The 28mm Nikkor is a recent acquisition that I need to try out as soon as I can.

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Thanks, Rance Eric! But needs a black paint SP 2005 to round it off, wouldn't you say? And I wish I were able to give it more use. The 28mm Nikkor is a recent acquisition that I need to try out as soon as I can.

All the best, John
Definitely! I dream about one of those! Haha
Let me know how that lens is.. I've been looking at that lens for while.. but I'm getting a Contax I first, I think.
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Is that the 85 f1.8?
That would be the 135/2.8 the old Q model (superb lens).
I had it AI-ed.
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no volume here, just some bloody heft...


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no volume here, just some bloody heft...


"Heft".... No doubt. I've got motors and batteries for both of my F2's. I've had the shutters replaced in both of them (and one of my F3's) after years of photographing auto racing.
I've also carried a pair of F4's and a pair of F5's before I finally gave that stuff up and concentrated more on slower moving targets. Stuff more suited to Leica M photography.
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These were my Great Uncle's cameras, when he died in '85, my parents received five cameras and some Nikkor lenses. There was one other F, a Nikkormat, and the lenses were 1980 or older, 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 135/3.5, 180/2.8, 200/4. They sold one F and the Nikkormat and lenses in the early 90's, probably before i came around in '92. So all that is left are the F's, FM and a 28/3.5. They all still work, and shoot with them occasionally.

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Ahh.. All the beautiful, beautiful Nikon gear
Great cameras everyone
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