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Old 06-02-2011   #41
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Old 06-04-2011   #43
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Two early nikkormat FTn's, one with a 105mm 2.5 (sonnar design) and the other with a 50mm 2.0, but there's a 58mm 1.4 on the way

Cool, Johan...dontcha just love the FTn? One solid, simple camera! Loving mine!
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Old 06-04-2011   #44
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Old 06-07-2011   #46
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So many of these cameras look pristine. Does everyone swaddle their gear in blankets or keep them in ever-ready cases to keep them from getting marked up?
Some of my stuff looks like it has been through the wars.
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So many of these cameras look pristine. Does everyone swaddle their gear in blankets or keep them in ever-ready cases to keep them from getting marked up?
Some of my stuff looks like it has been through the wars.
hahaha.. My S3 and F3 are both beat to hell.. along with some of my f-mount lenses. The pristine gear is nice, but I like my gear to show its been used
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Old 06-07-2011   #49
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I wasn't complaining, but rather just making a comment based on observation.
I gave up a long time ago worrying about what my equipment looks like, after deciding that its all just tools for taking pictures and not works of art. So as long as it is mechanically and optically sound, the aesthetics don't matter. Nicks, bumps, scratches and paint loss don't affect my pictures.
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Finally found a photo..! I still have a F Photomic but it's not the same.

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I have a couple of M6's with an assortment of Summicron M optics and an considering trying a Nikon S3+ 50mm f1.4. This would entail trading in one of my beautiful M6's which make the decision really hard although the fact that I haven't gone for it sort of is giving me the answer.
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That is a very nice example of the first production run (1970), "Nippon Kogaku Japan" labeled, Nikkor-N, 35/1.4 lens. These are the 9-bladed version and are not all that common, with a total production run of only 2697 of the "NKJ" labeled lens (serial #'s began with 350001). They are a massive, solidly built lens, not like the lenses produced today. A true classic piece of Nikon history that is mated to another historic classic, the F2. Thanks for sharing them.
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Here is the latest addition to my Nikon gear.

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Fitted with my one Nikkor lens 28mm f/3.5

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So many of these cameras look pristine. Does everyone swaddle their gear in blankets or keep them in ever-ready cases to keep them from getting marked up?
Some of my stuff looks like it has been through the wars.
No photo, but my F3P was a real press camera that was owned by the newspaper "Newsday." I bought it just after it got a total overhaul just after it came back from Operation Desert Storm. It features some real nice brassing. This camera has Mojo.

All three of my F3's feature motordrives. The Noct-Nikkor with a F3 is a great-great camera.

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Non-pristine Nikon gear? Well... Buzzardkid came over yesterday with this thing for parts (sans the Series E which I took from my FG; thanks Johan! Had lots of fun with it already!). It was seized solid, but I've somehow managed to un-seize it (which involved some fairly daft actions I would normally strongly advise against)... It looks like it's been through some pretty silly and probably non-photographic action:


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 1 by bimmer1502, on Flickr


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 2 by bimmer1502, on Flickr


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 3 by bimmer1502, on Flickr

There's some more description of its condition in my stream with these snapshots.

You can't kill these things, though I wonder if it'll still be reliable - but that's something I'll find out soon

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Good to see you stick with Nikon!


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Thank you! It's actually a Luigi strap
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It started innocently with a Nikon S and a S2, a 35f2.5, a 50f2 and an early (and heavy 85f2) about 15 years ago. Now this!!! I also think that I have added another S2 with the 50f1.4 (both chrome) since the picture was taken! Nikoholic's unite!
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nice RanceEric. all you need now is film
Yessir! I'm running dangerously low right now.. Need to order some rolls of Tri-X or Provia
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Non-pristine Nikon gear? Well... Buzzardkid came over yesterday with this thing for parts (sans the Series E which I took from my FG; thanks Johan! Had lots of fun with it already!). It was seized solid, but I've somehow managed to un-seize it (which involved some fairly daft actions I would normally strongly advise against)... It looks like it's been through some pretty silly and probably non-photographic action:


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 1 by bimmer1502, on Flickr


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 2 by bimmer1502, on Flickr


Zombie Nikkormat FTn 3 by bimmer1502, on Flickr

There's some more description of its condition in my stream with these snapshots.

You can't kill these things, though I wonder if it'll still be reliable - but that's something I'll find out soon

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Never saw this until just now

You didn't even tell them about my little theory on why the serial number is gone...!

Let's see if we can pick up a proper battery cap on the Photographica Fair in Houten this weekend!
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Cool, Johan...dontcha just love the FTn? One solid, simple camera! Loving mine!
Indeed I do, Dave!

Time to update the earlier shot, the 58/1.4 has long arrived:


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It started innocently with a Nikon S and a S2, a 35f2.5, a 50f2 and an early (and heavy 85f2) about 15 years ago. Now this!!! I also think that I have added another S2 with the 50f1.4 (both chrome) since the picture was taken! Nikoholic's unite!
Wow.. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I hope to have a collection like that one day
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Wow.. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I hope to have a collection like that one day
Ah, but this is not a "collection" - it is an accumulation or stash! None are mint - though a couple are really clean - but I am working on that. I get nervous when they look too pristine. They are all being used - usually in batches of 3 or 4 with assorted lenses on them.
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Very nice, very, very nice!
How's that AR-1 working for you? Do you feel that it's an improvement over the stock shutter release?
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Very nice, very, very nice!
How's that AR-1 working for you? Do you feel that it's an improvement over the stock shutter release?
Thank you!

It's definitely an improvement over the regular release, required VERY little pressure.. but it's very easy to accidentally set it off... Unfortunately, I always waste a shot or two when it's on.
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I have to update my nikon F photos, but this is what i have:
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Nikon F & Photomic FT & Waist Level Finder model 2 & Exposure selenium Meter model 2
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A sweet little FE I picked up years ago from the original owners daughter. It came with two lenses. A 50 f2 and 35 f2.8, both AI'ed F mount. The whole set is in mint condition with hoods and caps.
I just loaded her up with Panatomic X.

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