Anyone still use those old Nikon Film Cameras from the 80's

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  1. Patrice

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    My FM2n and F4s still see regular use, as does my Mamiya C330.


     
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    Nikon F4, Em and FE2...
    And F5..Love em all.
     
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    A slightly zombie thread...

    but yes, I use a Nikon F2 Photomic.
     
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    1960s? Old? He he he, I'm regularly shooting with cameras over 70 years old. ;)
     
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    I love my FA, FE2 but my favourite is my FE.

    The reason is I've been able to find 5 prime lenses (24,35,50,55 and 105mm) for the price of 1 actual lense.
     
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    I still have the F2 in my avatar and it served me very well from new in 78 up until around 2005 before I went pure digital. I should probably sell it but I doubt it's worth very much :(
     
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    I still have a Nikon FM2 and keep it and a few rolls of Tri-X in my gear bag just in case I see something... I uses all the same lenses as my digital outfit so it doesn't take up to much room.
     
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    Absolutely! This was shot two weeks ago with my FE2 (purchased new in '86) and Tokina 35-105 3.5-4.5 on Fujichrome Velvia 100. I LOVE FILM!
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    I haven't used Nikons for a few years but I do still regularly use my Pentax LXs and Super A.
     
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    I switched to nikon when I went digital in 2005. As the digital gear aged though it hasnt faired very well and all the digital cameras seem to have their own quirks now ranging from focusing issues to spotntarously formatting memory cards.

    I went back to shooting almost entirely film this year, and have been buying a variety of Nikons when the deals were good. I stayed with semi-automatic cameras though, and have been somewhat unimpressed. It seems to me that as they added more gadgets to the cameras, they werent as well built. specifally the winders. I plan on trying to put a winder on my N90 and probably try out an F100 before i give up on autofocus cameras of this genre.

    I long for the days of being able to tap the winder and feel the film pulling through. not to mention double exposure possibilities, cable releases (with cables not wires)

    I also think my shots were sharper using MF back in the day.

    I still get more usable images on a shoot than the guys next to me with the digitals, but theyre genreally much younger an less experienced, as I do more now by habit than they have ever had a chance to practice.
     

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