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Old 10-14-2018   #1
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I need some suggestions for lenses. Open to any and all suggestions.

I'm going to add a F2 and F6 shortly.






















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I love those New model Canon F1s

One of the best SLRs in my book.
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Wow.

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First, Welcome to the forum.

Second, keep doing what you are doing. You seem to have a good eye for things. Might be cool to add some early Nikons and Canons.

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Old 10-14-2018   #5
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F2 Nikons are the best film Nikons ever. Early Nikkormats are also good too.

D3 is a great digital. Use one is like pure perfection unless you need the x or s derivative. Never tried a D4. Nobody thinks well of D5.

Original Canon F1 was built tank like. Do not forget the German tank Leicaflexes.

More and more plastic leads to cheaper brittle plastic that will fail you in time and they say No parts available. Donor camera parts just as old.
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Welcome to RFF, tonyp1!

That's a helluva collection! Some really nice cameras there.

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Thanks much, I am actually a fan of the F5s.








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Old 10-14-2018   #9
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Hi,

are these cameras still regularly used by you?
Or are you "only" a collector?

I am just asking because I feel sad when seeing such excellent cameras sitting unused in a cupboard.
Excellent cameras have to be used . But that is just my humble opinion. I am not a collector.

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...at least they're in a display case, and not sitting in a box in somebody's attic, as most of these are now.
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Old 10-15-2018   #11
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Hi tonyp1,
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The rangefinder SLR you need to complete your collection is the Alpa.
The 4,6,and 8 have vertical rangefinders as well as a prism.
Not bad cameras either.
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Lens suggestions......can't go wrong with 50mm....Literally tons of them out there. Excellent optically, lots of them in like new condition, relatively inexpensive, easy to find and easy to display due to size.
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No 50th Anniversary F5!?

Those are some clean cameras! Thanks for sharing

Edit: Love that you have included the D300s, a really amazing camera often overlooked today.
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Looks like a well-stocked camera store from 25 years ago.

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Wow! Since you seem to have a taste for "The Ultimate", perhaps a 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor would be a logical addition.
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I'm going to add a F2 and F6 shortly.
Excellent choice regarding the F6. The F6 is a robust professional tool and an excellent value since it is likely to outlive us and our grandchildren. Brand new ones are still available and I recommend all film enthusiasts buy one as it is an unsurpassed 35mm machine. In fact, I recently purchased my second!

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No 50th Anniversary F5!?

Those are some clean cameras! Thanks for sharing

Edit: Love that you have included the D300s, a really amazing camera often overlooked today.
All of these cameras have very little use if any. The D300s is the lowest I believe the shutter count is 15. Lol
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Excellent choice regarding the F6. The F6 is a robust professional tool and an excellent value since it is likely to outlive us and our grandchildren. Brand new ones are still available and I recommend all film enthusiasts buy one as it is an unsurpassed 35mm machine. In fact, I recently purchased my second!

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Not sure how robust they are. My perfect condition/never knocked/dropped/dinged F6 had its AF mechanism fail (started to front focus dramatically), which Nikon repaired for about $250. Very disappointing as I picked it for a shoot in a foreign country as I thought it would be my most solid 35mm SLR. Should have taken my F2AS. I'd expect the camera to be more reliable than this. I then heard of about 5 others that had the same issue.
Upside - Nikon USA still repairs them.

To the OP - lovely collection. Never tried a Canon F1, your's make it tempting!
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Added a few F4s I always knew the F4 was the most important camera Nikon ever made. Seeing the picture of Ayrton Senna with a F4 made it a must have since I am a F1 FANATIC and this entire collection centers around cameras that where used by motorsports journalists. Moreover motorsports journalists that covered F1.

Two are mint one was sold as very light use.















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The canon EOS 1 RS is probably the most important and game changing camera to ever enter motorsports journalism. I have seen formula 1 paddocks during the seasons of 1990 to 1996 with nearly 99% motorsports journalists using canon EOS 1, 1N, RS, HV.

These cameras with the EOS lens system dominated motorsports phototherapy due to their super fast focusing lens. Totally took the entire motorsports journalism market away from nikon. 10 years before this would have not been thought possible as nikon had dominated/owned that market with the F3,F4 and F5.

These canon EOS 1 are true F1 cameras.
















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I love those New model Canon F1s

One of the best SLRs in my book.
I agree with you. I used two of them for many years side by side with two T90 cameras. A dream team for sure.
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My favorite Canon FD lenses are:
85/1.2L
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28-50 SSC (not the 28-55)
80-200/4L
500/4.5L

Each of these lenses is awesome.
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Fantastic collection, and makes me feel better about some of the gear I've owned or inherited but can't bear part with. Used to work at a camera shop and picked up a lot of old cameras that were otherwise destined to be trashed. All of these are gorgeous: Sometimes I'm drawn to those beautiful Colani-designed curves of the EOS, but I've come to love the industrial ruggedness of Giugiaro's Nikons.

Have you considered the A-1 and FA? Two very innovative models of their time, slotted below pro offerings. First selector dial and first Matrix metering, respectively. I had an A-1 kit picked up at a yard sale for $10; that's one I regret loaning to someone.

Ditto on the D3—barring cinema-quality video output, that was the be-all-end-all DSLR for me.
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Nice collection, tony.p1 !
Since you've shown us your interest in F1 racing and the cameras you've shown us are related to that, maybe the lenses to add to your cabinet ought to be the lenses used for covering F1?
You might need a bigger cabinet, though!

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Nice collection, tony.p1 !
Since you've shown us your interest in F1 racing and the cameras you've shown us are related to that, maybe the lenses to add to your cabinet ought to be the lenses used for covering F1?
You might need a bigger cabinet, though!

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Yes what lens (nikon/canon) both telephoto and regular would have been used in F1 the years 1980 to 2000?

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The Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 lived on my F-1N most of the time.
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Not really sure. If I were considering looking for those lenses, I'd be thinking about looking a photos of the then current photographers and looking to see what they had on their cameras. Or looking at photos of the races and hoping for camera/lens identification captions.
My absolute guess would be something long-ish and as fast an aperture as the photographer--or their organization--could afford. And, maybe, a good medium zoom?
You might be able to find articles from old photo magazines about "what the pros use for racing coverage" or something similar.
Good luck!
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Hi tonyp1,
Welcome to the forum.
The rangefinder SLR you need to complete your collection is the Alpa.
The 4,6,and 8 have vertical rangefinders as well as a prism.
Not bad cameras either.
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Pffffttt!! What you need is a Praktina FX.


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Some cool things about the T90 I did not know!

The user manual for this camera is impressively large!
















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Okay I know it is from an earlier period but I just put my copy of Grand Prix in the player. First scene is great has some nice old school wrenching and ratcheting. Then a crowd shot where a dude appears to be shooting a Nikkormat is my first guess (Leicaflex SL?). I'll continue watching and report back. This movie has some camera imagery in it. I have an Evel Knievel movie with a scene loaded with Eye-level F2. An old Bruce Lee the same thing. As I recall the F appears in Grand Prix I'll watch and see
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Yes pros in 68 used Eye-level F and Rollei tlr...at least in Hollywood on scene productions with F1 as central element of a movie. Also motion picture rig pistol gripped.

Interesting camera angles in this movie
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I love this collection and the racing photography behind it. Thanks for sharing!

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i spent many an hour peering through a D2Xs viewfinder. D2Xs and a 20-35 f2.8

and then i had to run one day. with 2 of them and all the accompaniments in a shoulder bag and it went point and shoot/mirrorless after that. it might have been the 80-200 push pull that tipped the scales
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Nice collection of cameras! Thanks for sharing the photo of Senna. I don't know if you're already familiar with this Road & Track article that appeared earlier in the year. If not, you might enjoy it — I know that I did:

The Goodwood Revival on 35mm Film

I thought it was pretty cool that the author/photographer decided to use his Minolta XD-7 (XD-11 here in the States) to capture this event.
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