A Nikon F at the ROM

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  1. PhotoJim

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    Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, November 2, 2008) I was at the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street in Toronto. (I was in town for a conference and had a day to myself before I came home to Regina.)

    While I was there exploring the gift shop I saw someone carrying around a Nikon F. I hadn't seen one in the wild for years!

    I said "Nice camera!" and we had a nice, brief conversation about classic cameras. He showed me the bottom of the camera and he had paid a whopping $14.99 for it at Value Village.

    Anyway, it was kind of fun to see it. I wish I'd been carrying my F3. (To be honest I left all my camera gear at home - it tends to be a very busy week and I knew I wouldn't be in the mindset or have much spare time for photography.)

    On the off chance that the F owner reads this, say hello. :smile:
     
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    Holy ****! Only $15+tax? That's the cheapest F I've seen... Anyway, hopefully he joins up.

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    Hi Jim, I was the guy carrying the Nikon F at the ROM on Sun Nov 2nd. You know, when you told me you have the same passion I was thinking what are the chances that you may be a member of PN-classic camera where I post most of my findings or APUG. I'm glad to read your post. The thing is I bought the camera a day before we met so I was very anxious to take it out for a spin, still surprised it had no serious issues. I cleaned up the mirror and the prism, replaced the mirror bumper (melted) and that was about all it needed. Even more interesting is that camera came with a 24mm AI lens (unknown brand, very strange name that I don't remember now - I'm at work) in perfect working order. I have not developed the film yet but I promise to keep you posted. Cheers
     
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    Heh. I was hoping you might be a member here but I figured you probably weren't. Small world! :smile:

    I have to sheepishly admit that this was the first out-of-province trip I'd ever taken without taking a proper camera with me.

    We'll definitely have to get together the next time I'm in the GTA.
     
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    Great deal on that F! Over the past year, I have had several nice Fs given to me, and one was in mint condition because it apparently was used only to shoot through a microscope. I had to change out the prism screen, as it was the wacky one made for microscopy. Works fine, though.
     
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    Nikon Fs

    I am often stopped--by working professionals--whenever I am out and about in Ottawa with two of my Nikon Fs. They both have F-36 motors, and cordless battery packs, and the usual comment goes something like, "...I haven't seen those in years..." or, "...I used to own x number of those..." I also met a young woman carrying a Nikon FTn at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day.
     
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    Great deal on the F, I'll have to check Value Village more often......
     
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    My mint, low serial # F is listed for over $5000. I would never get it, but I never use it out of fear! :sad:

    Great deal!

    PE