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    The Nikon F had its share of idiosyncrasies, but the worst was the Photomic finder. The camera and finder were capable of accurately metered and sharp photos, so I used one for years despite its awkward handling. I do still use Nikon F, but with a neat and simple prism finder. In comparison, Leica RF cameras seemed to be designed by photographer/engineers to handle well, deliver fine images, and last for decades.

    My first half decent 35mm was the often maligned Mercury II. Build quality and reliability were better than the Argus C3, but it was as ugly as the brick and lacked a rangefinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slixtiesix View Post
    As for me, camera designs have went generally downhill since the major manufacturers abandoned the exposure dial and aperture ring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
    The Speed Graphic was a wonderful camera for its day and purpose (mostly news photography). And you could smash the heck out of any perp who tried to "smash your camera." It could be used as a closeup copy camera, had a huge negative which you could blow up from here to the moon if you got it in focus and your exposure was okay. There was a time when people KNEW you were a news photog if you carried one. Of course it was big, akward and slow but some people took 'em to the battlefield.
    For example, Joe Rosenthal, who took the picture of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Dont konw if this is mentioned but my Nikon FE wont click the shutter unless
    the wind lever is partway out. So it sticks u in the eye when u look thru viewfinder.
    Did they not use this camera first???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Dont konw if this is mentioned but my Nikon FE wont click the shutter unless
    the wind lever is partway out. So it sticks u in the eye when u look thru viewfinder.
    Did they not use this camera first???
    If you attach a motor drive, you don't have to extend the lever. But if you DO extend the lever and trip the shutter using the motor drive, the stupid thing will jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Dont konw if this is mentioned but my Nikon FE wont click the shutter unless
    the wind lever is partway out. So it sticks u in the eye when u look thru viewfinder.
    Did they not use this camera first???
    Apparently all Nikon designers are pirates with just one working eye - the right one .

    I understand what you mean, as I too use my left eye for viewing.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    This must be one of the most butt ugly but interesting cameras ever made , and I used to have to sell them to the public to make a living about twenty years ago, http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Konica_AiBORG, Darth Vader lives
    Ben

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    I think Ben has found the winner!


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Dont konw if this is mentioned but my Nikon FE wont click the shutter unless
    the wind lever is partway out. So it sticks u in the eye when u look thru viewfinder.
    Did they not use this camera first???
    Nikon's last proper camera was the F2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I think Ben has found the winner!


    Steve.
    If any of my former customers are reading this, I apologise for selling one of these to you, but at the time I had a mortgage and two teenage sons at university, one in the U.K and one in America and I needed the money
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