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Man saves Nikon F2S from attic.
Old 6 Days Ago   #1
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Man saves Nikon F2S from attic.

He has a good eye. So I thought I would share this with you all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/photo...s-photography/
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Nice piece, thanks for sharing.

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Looks like a nice neigbourhood.
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Thanks for sharing. A nice easy read on a crappppy day.

It does look like a nice place.

B2 (;->
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Thanks for sharing this; I enjoyed it greatly. "Trusty hunk of gears and glass": what a wonderful, apt description of the F2.
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Thank you sharing this.

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Nice article from my favorite newspaper. Makes me homesick for the South. I used to own one of those beasts w/ a motor drive. Trust me, a little EM or FG is just as good for shooting, and you won't have to throw your shoulder out toting it around. One could nail one of those to a 2x4 (we like 2x4's down there), nail a Leicaflex to the other end, and get some serious muscles if you did some arm curls.
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Good photographer = Good clicks
He's a good photographer.
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Lovely story .
Enjoyed and shared.
Thanks for posting.
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Great story about a faithful Nikon-F2.
Some of us have never stopped using our Nikons or exposing film..
Sadly scanning a poor imitation of what is possible with real darkroom..
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I remember when I was living in the UK, I had just moved down to London in the late 70’s
I went down to speakers corner on a Sunday. There were all types of people there standing on crates, spouting off rubbish and interesting stuff. Well I was clicking one of the weirder speakers and suddenly noticed this Japanese looking young man with a black Nikon F2AS, he was working the same man as myself. So I started to work on him while he was working on the speaker.
It was my dream camera back then but I had never seen one in the flesh before. The BW Negatives came out great. I need to find them and possibly print a couple.
I had been considering on buying one but just because I can, does not mean I should. Hasselblad, Leicas, Rolleiflex’s, Zeiss Super Ikontas and recently a Voigtlander Perkeo I obviously have more than enough cameras and I did not mention my grandfathers and fathers, one being a Newman and Guardia of significant value. I was exercising my Leica M6 last night, going through the shutter speeds, I do this with all of my stuff periodically and it takes time !!!
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Not going there
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Not going there

Wish I could read the article but they want me to enable ads...

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I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.
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A nice story, not only about finding a "long lost" camera, but finding one's lost youth and rediscovering a good neighbourhood. Good photos. Gotta love those Nikon lenses.
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Did the man save the Nikon F2s? Or did the Nikon F2s save the man?
Hmmm.
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