By the early 1990’s Nikon had lost their dominance due to the rise of Canon’s EOS system. But the company fought back wit the legendary F90 prosumer camera that served as the bridge to the F5. It would be joined by the F70 (N70 in US) serious midrange model. But the Nikon F70’s infamous Fan interface made an otherwise great camera, one of the least desired Nikon models today.Continue reading Fan Daby or Just Dozy? – Nikon F70 (N70)
Ever since Nikon produced the original legandary Nikon F, they have been at the forefront of SLR design. Nikon for years was the dominate player in the SLR professional market and their cameras from the 1970’s have gone beyond earth serving NASA in both the film and digital eras. But whilst sought after bodies can still command a pretty penny you can pick perfectly sevicable but overlooked bodies for peanuts making them a great starter. Here’s my 10 overlooked bargains.Continue reading 10 Nikon Film Bodies that won’t Break the Bank
The Nikon F6, their flagship 35mm SLR is no more. Ending months of speculation about the future of arguably the most advanced SLR ever made and the last Nikon film camera. But whilst some have claimed this is the end of 35mm SLR era, it is far from that.Continue reading The Last Film SLR the Nikon F6 Is Gone. Long Live the Film SLR
In the late 1990’s Nikon launched 2 new SLR cameras that they thought would be game changers. These were serious kit and offer incredible back and forward lens compatility and can still use Nikon lenses made today and from the 1970’s . But you’ll never find either of these Pronea models on a top 10 Nikon cameras list
That’s because they shoot APS film.Continue reading The SLR that time would Rather Forget – The Nikon Pronea S Review
The words prime lens and budget rarely meet. But if you’re a Nikon Shooter there are some great bargains for not much. These include this triple of 50mm 1:1.8 lens. But each of these has catches and it will depend on what you shoot for what makes sense.Continue reading A Budget Threesome – Getting A Cheap Prime 50mm for your Nikon
Ricoh developed a bit of a reputation for good SLR bodies and lenses using the M42 & Pentax K Mount. The company still makes K mount dSLR under the Pentax brand. But weirdly their first SLR the Singlex wasn’t developed by them. In fact it is basically a rebranded Nikon. But a Nikon that wasn’t even made by Nikon.
Curious ? Read on.
Launched in 1996 few cameras get the goat of some ‘serious’ Nikon users as this and its sibling the FM10. The major sin is they aren’t made by Nikon. Even wikipedia describes both as “not a true member of the Nikon compact F-series SLRs,”. But does that make them bad cameras ?
Of course things are not helped by that lens…
Nikon are one of the Key players in SLR design and manufacture. And I’d argue all the models they’ve produced using their F mount are useable cameras. But there are better cameras amongst the pack. The F-601M although arguably the most technologically advanced manual focus SLR Nikon ever made is not one of those.
It is perhaps the most pointless Nikon ever madeContinue reading Just pointless – The Nikon F-601m (N6000) Review
I’ve come across a few more basic cameras that pick up a mythic tag comparing them to a more esteemed classic. But the Nikon F-301 (or in my case weirdly the Americanised N2000) is perhaps the most bizarre of the bunch. That’s because some folks do compare it to the legend that is the F3
Whilst it’s no F3, if you’re on a budget this might be good compromise.Continue reading The Poor Man’s F3 ? – The Overlooked Nikon F-301 or N2000
I’d already nailed a good SLR body with the Pentax MZ-5 for the Poundland challenge this year. But a AF SLR Nikon body also arrived for a 99p plus postage. So how does the F65 fare ? and how does it compare to other bodies.Continue reading OPPS I DID IT AGAIN ! – Poundland Challenge 2019 – The Nikon F65/N65 Review