Category Archives: Vintage

Nikon FM (1977)

This is my latest find; an early Nikon FM (Serial Number 2194502). The FM was the successor of the Nikkormat range of cameras, labelled by Nikon as the first compact reflex camera. The FM is a fully manual camera with built-in exposure … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

I’m forever on the lookout for the cameras I once owned when I first started out in photography. Here’s one I picked up the other day for just £20 – the Lubitel 166 Universal (Lubitel means Amateur in Russian). Theses … Continue reading

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Nikkormat FS (#7400571)

My Nikon collecting obsession escalated recently as my hunt for a 1965 Nikkormat FS was put on high alert as my search went global! Despite the fact the Nippon Kogaku (Nikon) manufactured the all mechanical FS between 1965 and 1971 … Continue reading

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The Nikon F401 Trilogy

I can remember Nikon introducing the F401 back in 1987, as a follow up the highly acclaimed F501. Like many other photographers at the time, I wasn’t a big fan of the F401. Although Nikon added a built-in TTL speedlight to … Continue reading

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The Search Goes On . . .

Those who read my blog on a regular basis will know that I have a passion for collecting Nikon cameras, both film and digital. It all started out with me wanting to replace all the old film cameras I once … Continue reading

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The Nikon F Photomic (1962)

In April, 1959 Nikon introduced their first Single Lens Reflex (SLR) system camera; known simply as “the Nikon”. Nikon incorporated a host of improvements over the outgoing range-finders, such as interchangeable view finders, focusing screens and a motor driven film advance. … Continue reading

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One plus One = F3

Well! I did it, it may have taken me 25 years, but I’ve finally got myself a Nikon F3. Since I took up photography back in 1986 I had my sights set on owning an F3. Back then it was … Continue reading

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