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Old 07-13-2010   #81
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THANX EVERYONE for your thoughtful Insights !!

will peek at a few shops this weekend...just 'LOOKING'
for a well worn BLACK F of some description & one lens probably a 50 since thats my FAVirite way of seeing
made Lots of notes
will see what happens...

though i have been BAD....
and bought a 1980 75 Summilux for my M
( which leaves me w/ 2 lenses : a 1970 50 Cron & the 75 lux)
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though i have been BAD....
and bought a 1980 75 Summilux for my M
( which leaves me w/ 2 lenses : a 1970 Cron & the 75 lux)
.... wait a moment ... that means you sold your 21/3.4 AND 35/1.4
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eric's got the 35 1.4 with his summaron...he's the 35 MAN.....

50's get me DRUNK....I'm strictly a 50mm woman and soon to be in LOVE w/the 75
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.... wait a moment ... that means you sold your 21/3.4 AND 35/1.4
helen, what happened to the 35/1.2?
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helen, what happened to the 35/1.2?
Beautiful lens...but alas not for me
I LOVED everyone else's photos
shot two rolls but MINE lacked something ... maybe character
given back to Stephen Gandy
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You seem to have set off on your own (lens) odyssey Helen ... 'o sister where art thou?'

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You seem to have set off on your own (lens) odyssey Helen ... 'o sister where art thou?'

LOL,
perhaps I should be Locked Up in a 'GLASS' menagerie....
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Dear Helen,

Black Fs are the way to go. Not F-anything: just F. The F2-3-4-5-6 are lineal descendants, with ever more disputable 'improvements', but F-anything-else is at best a less well-made Nikkormat -- and you might also want to consider a Nikkormat (I have 5 Fs and two Mats).

Most of the screens are far more usable than you might believe from internet hysteria (I have quite a few): remember that there is to some extent a trade-off between brightness and acuity. I've also got at least one aftermarket screen -- Brightscreen, as I recall -- and that's pretty good too.

My Fs range from an unbelievably ugly chrome body, with dinged prism, self-timer fallen off, etc. to a couple of black Fs with the kind of brassing and patina that make strong men weep and say, "I used to have one like that..." when they see it.

Note that black paint often costs a LOT more than chrome, and that a black prism on its own can cost more than a body on its own.

A few hints on use.

1 Make sure the rewind collar is FIRMLY twisted ALL the way towards 'advance', or the camera will appear to function perfectly while making no exposures whatsoever.

2 Strap lugs can and do wear through. I forget now whether I had two pairs replaced or three. My repairer used harder steel lugs from another camera entirely.

3 Film counters can get sticky but are easy to unstick.

4 Fred's experience notwithstanding, the F36 motors aren't all that clever. Every now and then they will fire an entire roll for no apparent reason. This is from personal experience of using Fs with matched motors, bought new and well maintained, in an AV production house. I must have put hundreds of rolls through those cameras myself, and others used them too. Also, they're bloody great heavy things.

5 The metered heads (Photomic series) are huge, crude and (today) no longer reliable or easily reparable. Go for a plain prism.

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oh, and I'm thinking of selling my "super nice black NKG Nikon F", in my goal of reducing my collection.

I love the look of the black F, it is such a quintessential design.

But, must take advantage when I have "reverse GAS"

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Another story. Coming home very late from a days hard work at the Sunday Express, might have been Live Aid can't remember anyway left a couple of F2as's with motors and flashes attached laying on the back seat of my car. Me Escort RS, once again if I remember, anyway somewhere in Dagenham ( East London ) pulled up sharply at the rear end of a traffic light queue. Both cameras slid back on the seat and the cameras and flashes started to go off in the car. Oh dear must be 'The Bill '(Police for the non English amongst ye) assumed the drivers in front and the traffic parted the lights changed to green and I drove straight through. Such is life .
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HEY VICK,
DID the Mail come yet....????


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oh, and I'm thinking of selling my "super nice black NKG Nikon F", in my goal of reducing my collection.

I love the look of the black F, it is such a quintessential design.

But, must take advantage when I have "reverse GAS"

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oh, and I'm thinking of selling my "super nice black NKG Nikon F", in my goal of reducing my collection.
.. wasn't jon(manjiro) looking for one of these ?
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Yesterday I photographed about a dozen items to be sold on that auction site, using my black F, 85mm f1.8 Nikkor and Broncolor strobes. I have used this combo for eleven years and have been very sucessfull in clearing unwanted clutter in my house, to date I have made about $40k. For those of you thinking of getting one I say if you can afford it GO! It is a great tool for tanking photos, is a joy to use and looks real cool! It is a little heavy compared to the FM/FE series, flash mounts on the rewind crank, film back is not hinged, 1/60 sync speed, standard prisms are hard to find, but the F is still a joy to use! I have never really have been temped to get the F2, for my uses the F does everything I need it to.
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There is/was a nice user black Nikon F with a 105/2.5 in the classifieds.
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I tried tofind it, but it's not listed anymore (unless I missed it).
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Here you go: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...ct/22975/cat/2
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If someone wants to purchase a Nikon F with three lenses, the following is available at my local pro photo store for the paltry sum of $495:

Nikon F
35mm 3.5
50mm 1.4
105mm 2.5

I held it in my hands and inspected it. I won't be buying it as I already have an FM2N that I like a lot and I'm interested in a CV lens for my M6 that they have at the same store.

If anyone wants the link, I'll be happy to provide it.

Helen: I am going to send my thoughts on your purchase of a Nikon body in a separate PM.

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ornate wrasse: THANK YOU awaiting your THOUGHTS ....
is that a brassed old Nikon F in your local Shoppe ????

Mr Roger Hicks: Thank sooo Much...I ADORE YOU for your Input
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I'd love a black paint Nikon F with the Nippon Kogaku logo (not the later Nikon logo type).

Probably crazy but ...... anyone want to swap a mint one plus a few period correct lenses for a mint F6???
No, but I do have a mint black (later Nikon logo) F with the Ftn photomic finder + mint prism finder & a mint- 58/1.4 that I'd be willing to work a trade on a SP or black dial S2, any takers????
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Nikon F strap lugs.

I found it easy to invert the lugs (with the top off) when I repainted my black body, at least another 25 years of use!

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Lynn; Those are great cameras. I used a pair for years. I now use a couple of F3s. If you don't know they are there, you have the right camera. Concentrate on the image.
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I have a beat up F and 5.8 cm, for years this has been my most reliable camera ...
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I have a brand new Nikon F photomic tn black and matched F36 motor drive and original F camera back with all boxes instsructions cards etc. Not a mark on it not a film thru it.
Deciding if I should sell it and what its worth. Anybody help please ?.
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I have a brand new Nikon F photomic tn black and matched F36 motor drive and original F camera back with all boxes instsructions cards etc. Not a mark on it not a film thru it.
Deciding if I should sell it and what its worth. Anybody help please ?.
Here is a link to an e-bay ad that has been relisted several times with no takers. It sounds similar to your kit.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-F-Photomic...t=Film_Cameras
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Fs

I bought two Fs new when I was a still photographer in the army in '71 or '72 and accumulated a few lenses and motors. I threw the boxes and other stuff away. I bought tools and they went right to work.

Although I have F2s and F3s, the Fs are dear to my heart.

They just feel right.

When you say there are only three settings on the camera; stop, speed, and focus, today you usually just get a blank look in return.

Also you know that the brain is not engaged.
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I feel much the same way. The eye level non-metered prism F was a bread-and-butter camera for photo journalists for many years, and for good reason (which is why it's now hard to find prisms without extensive signs of use!). When in good condition, the shutter and advance mechanism on this camera is an inspiring mechanical work of art. I really like the way that one can use almost any Nikon lens, in fact there are millions of lenses that can be used. The non-AI Nikon lenses are particularly well made and have very good optics by any standard (and are reasonably priced by-in-large).


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The first is my original Nikon F bought quite a few years ago, #6424323 with an early Nikkor-S 5.8cm f1.4 #158742, making them both 1960 vintage. This Nikon F has restored my belief in the Nikon F, it has fully recovered from its second burial at the beach with no ill effects. I thought that the Nikkormat FTn was the only camera that could survive such an ordeal.

The second Nikon F is a recent acquisition found in a box lot of stuff bought off the local eBay, #6409109, making it the oldest Nikon F I own, apparently made in late 1959. It is mated with a very early Nikkor-S 3.5cm f2.8 #920429 'Tick-Mark' with a nine-blade aperture.

After several years of experimenting with a number of different formats and types of cameras, I have come full circle and found the Nikon F to be the best camera for me. As a tool, it simply disappears. Oddly, the Nikon F with an eye-level finder is the only camera that I can use thoughtlessly, I do not even second-guess my exposure choice, it just happens.

The Nikon F only requires me to make 3 decisions when making a photograph, shutter speed, aperture, and focus, which happen instinctively allowing me to concentrate on the world through that huge 100% viewfinder.
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Last week's camera show had a 9+ condition F2 with motor drive, and 43-86 zoom in the $200 range, and Campus Camera just had a few F2 bodies very reasonably priced.
When you find one, it seems you find another.

A dealer snapped up a 4x5 rail with lens and case, two Leica Cases, a Contax SLR with Tamron Adaptal lens, plus another camera for $175.
People walking in were mostly selling, I think more than a hundred folks came in-- was an annual Club show.

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I am about to shoot a small job that requires only 4x6 prints. My original black F is packed with a 28mm f3.5 Nikkor, and Broncolor FCM meter. Everything fits in a tiny case.
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Wonderful thread. Those plain prism Fs are so stinking cool.
I am seriously conidering a switch to the F-series or FM-series, for one reason: the easy and cheap availability of corrective eyepieces.
Thanks, P Lynn for starting this thread ...
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Wonderful thread. Those plain prism Fs are so stinking cool.
I am seriously conidering a switch to the F-series or FM-series, for one reason: the easy and cheap availability of corrective eyepieces.
Thanks, P Lynn for starting this thread ...
What? They take the exact same corrective eye pieces.
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I finally got my F2...here is a brace of Nikons for you!
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I finally got my F2...here is a brace of Nikons for you!
Congratulations on your acquisition. The F and F2 are my favorite cameras. Enjoy your brace of Nikons as I know you will...
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Well, i don't have any working Fs left but I do have 5 F bodies with no finder, no backs which i bought for 10$ each as curtain parts...
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I agree with Roger, (again).


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Dear Helen,

Black Fs are the way to go. Not F-anything: just F. The F2-3-4-5-6 are lineal descendants, with ever more disputable 'improvements', but F-anything-else is at best a less well-made Nikkormat -- and you might also want to consider a Nikkormat (I have 5 Fs and two Mats).

Most of the screens are far more usable than you might believe from internet hysteria (I have quite a few): remember that there is to some extent a trade-off between brightness and acuity. I've also got at least one aftermarket screen -- Brightscreen, as I recall -- and that's pretty good too.

My Fs range from an unbelievably ugly chrome body, with dinged prism, self-timer fallen off, etc. to a couple of black Fs with the kind of brassing and patina that make strong men weep and say, "I used to have one like that..." when they see it.

Note that black paint often costs a LOT more than chrome, and that a black prism on its own can cost more than a body on its own.

A few hints on use.

1 Make sure the rewind collar is FIRMLY twisted ALL the way towards 'advance', or the camera will appear to function perfectly while making no exposures whatsoever.

2 Strap lugs can and do wear through. I forget now whether I had two pairs replaced or three. My repairer used harder steel lugs from another camera entirely.

3 Film counters can get sticky but are easy to unstick.

4 Fred's experience notwithstanding, the F36 motors aren't all that clever. Every now and then they will fire an entire roll for no apparent reason. This is from personal experience of using Fs with matched motors, bought new and well maintained, in an AV production house. I must have put hundreds of rolls through those cameras myself, and others used them too. Also, they're bloody great heavy things.

5 The metered heads (Photomic series) are huge, crude and (today) no longer reliable or easily reparable. Go for a plain prism.

Cheers,

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Here's my collection of F's and F2's. I have early and late periods. And, a F2 finder collections. Sover helped me get some of this stuff period correct.

Nikon F plain prism 6424xxx <EP> Nikkor S f=5.8cm 1.4 hood and cap 165xxx in Nikon box/shipping manual and caps
Nikon F plain prism 6402xxx Nikkor S f2 f=5.8cm 2 tic marks 524xxx
Nikon F BLACK plain prism 7450xxx
Nikkor SC f=55mm 1.2 276xxx cap chrome filter
Nikon F Flag prism early 6518xxx Nikkor H f2 609xxx hood and cap
Nikkor S f=50mm 1.4 323xxx hood and cap
Nikon F2 BLACK plain prism 7740xxx Nikkor 50mm 1.4 4009xxx hood cap
Nikon F2 DP-2 7829xxx Nikkor 50mm f1.4 3835xxx cap
Nikon F2 plain prism 7108xxx Nikkor 50mm f1.4 1118xxx hood cap
Nikon F2 plain prism 8061xxx Nikkor 50mm 1.2 339xxx
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and one last pic on the <EP>.
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Very nice Lynn ... as much as I admire my FM3A I'm not convinced it offers me any more than what one of these beauties would, maybe I made the wrong choice.

But then, that may start another whole 'gas' cycle ... and we can't have that!
I have a FM3a and recently got an F for $25!! then had it modified into an RF type shutter (another story). Never thought I would say this but now that I am not afraid of a meterless camera (thank you M3), the F rocks and rocks!
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Remember if you are looking for an F and want one that really works, Pete Smith at Nikonsmith has over 300 F's!! Some working, some for parts. Tell him what you want and he will have it or assemble it. The man is the F Master bar none. And a nice guy.
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