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Old 02-21-2020   #1
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March is Nikon Rangefinder Month 2020

It is sneaking up on us fast: the annual Nikon Rangefinder Month, in March again this year as in the past. Load up some film in your favorite Nikon rangefinder cameras and shoot throughout the month of March, and post some results here!

We've had some very good turnout among participants the past several years, so let's keep up the good work in 2020!


New photos only, please. Feb.-March 2020. No reposts from the archives!
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Awesome. My S2 is getting cla'd and should be done next week.
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Amalfi, March 2019.

Nikon S3, Nikkor-H-C 50mm f/2, FP4+, D76 1+1.
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Thanks for the reminder! I'll slip this late-February shot in here to start. I recently was reminded how fantastic the 8.5cm f/1.5 lens is, and fun to shoot with such a huge chunk of glass.

Here's a 1/2 second handheld shot of my Profitec 500 PID espresso machine with said lens, on TMX:

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wow
that looks beautiful ‘Corran’
splendid **** !
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Great! But I'm looking at four straight days of rain. Well, the sun has to shine sometime.


Will check the bag to make sure all the appropriate parts are in order, and drag some film out of the fridge.


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Amalfi, March 2019.

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Great shot, Nicolas!


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I won't have to drag film out, there's a good number of rolls getting restless and wanting out of the cold fridge

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Great! But I'm looking at four straight days of rain. Well, the sun has to shine sometime.

Will check the bag to make sure all the appropriate parts are in order, and drag some film out of the fridge.

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Thanks Helen.

Now if I can just find time to shoot more soon...
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The more I see those photos, beautiful, perfectly composed and simple at the same time, the more I am happy to have gone on with film photography and my old rangefinder Nikon gear instead of switching to something else as time was going by. Thanks, Erik.
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The more I see those photos, beautiful, perfectly composed and simple at the same time, the more I am happy to have gone on with film photography and my old rangefinder Nikon gear instead of switching to something else as time was going by. Thanks, Erik.
Erik is an inspiration to us all.

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I just loaded a bunch of Orwo UN54+ so it looks like I’ll have to run some of it through the S3!
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I actually got some scans yesterday, mainly family photos but also some tests on the new to me 35/2.5 on an S2. At f/2.5:



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Thanks!

Nikon S2/Nikkor 35mm f/1.8/Tmax400/AdoxMCC110.

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March where you live looks like full-on summer here. Or perhaps you're in the southern hemisphere...
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No, it is an older picture, but I've printed it recently.


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It’s back after a long overdue cla. Loaded Tri-x and giving it a shot.
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On the topic of March-adjacent photos, here's an image I shot in later January that I plan to print here in the next week.



A copy-and-paste of information regarding where I shot this and what it is:

The Battle of Kettle Creek was one of the most significant battles in GA during the Revolutionary War. The Kettle Creek Battleground Historic Site is nestled between Athens and Augusta GA and is rather off the beaten path, especially considering the wealth of Civil War historical sites nearby in Washington, GA (where the Confederacy was dissolved and the Civil War effectively ended).

I visited the site today and discovered it to be quite fascinating, especially the graves. Apparently after the battle, the deceased were buried in shallow graves right where they had fallen. In 2016 an archaeological survey was performed where they identified about two dozen grave sites, which were marked with bright white crosses. These crosses dot the marshy, waterlogged area of Kettle Creek among the tall slash pines, themselves like grave markers, especially in the vicinity of a summit area where an old church once stood (this area itself was home to a long-forgotten cemetery). From the summit one can see the crosses glinting in the morning sun in the lower marshland which is impassable without good boots and perhaps a machete.

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March in Norway is a bit cold for my camera. Hopefully it will warm up soon.

Nikon S3 + 3.5cm f/2.5 + 400TX







The aforementioned camera...

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March in Norway is a bit cold for my camera. Hopefully it will warm up soon.

Nikon S3 + 3.5cm f/2.5 + 400TX

The aforementioned camera...
Is that a repaint?
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Obviously not from March, but it ticks many of the other boxes, S3, 35/1.8, Kodak Pro 100, Philadelphia last July.
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I just got a Nikkor 105mm 2.5 ltm for my Leica II.
This was the first Nikkor lens to have 52mm filter/lens shade.
ha ha! it's quieter on the Leica than the Nikon. Other
differences from the SLR version is less weight, a rounder
aperture rather than the traditional 6 blades of the SLRs.
With one less element and slight design change. I opted for
the small Canon viewfinder similar in size to the SCNOO rather
than Nikon's expensive one with close focus ajustment.
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I am severely lacking in the Nikon RF body department but did recently buy both a Nikkor 105mm f2.5 and a Nikkor 135mm f3.5 (early chrome). And been shooting the heck out of them with an M4/3. They are every bit as good as their reputation.

A few candids shot with the 105mm. Mon Dieu I love this lens. And its 135mm partner - their weight, their feel, their quality. I think I feel more RF Nikkors coming on, they are addictive.

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Villa d'Este, Tivoli, It., April 2018.







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Nice shots, Nicolas, Tivoli is wonderful!

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I will load one of the Nikon rangefinders this weekend, but who knows if the roll will get used up and developed in March. So in the meanwhile here's one from January.

000323720031 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr

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Did the UPS truck driver survive ?
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Great! But I'm looking at four straight days of rain. Well, the sun has to shine sometime.

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I suppose if we're posting repeats, I'll put up this one from 2018. Happily this place was not torn down as I had feared; its being thoroughly restored.


S2 + 8.5cm/f2.


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Is not quite how it looks The UPS truck speeded through safely, and several other vehicles did too before and after. The train was stationary, just had the headlamps on.


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Still, it LOOKS like it's fraught with danger and looks is what we're all about!
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Do you have an indoor cat, dog or an espresso machine?
None of the above, and the apartment is in a mess because I'm in the middle of another rearrangement. Plus I've been busy with some personal matters, but I am ready at a moments notice when the opportunity arises.

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I haven't had my S3 very long and have only put a few rolls through it but I'm very impressed so far with the results and all the pics here. In fact shortly I'm going to sell my M2 as it's just been sitting on the sidelines...
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