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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I have two Nikon Fs... But I don't have an F2... yet!

    I was out with my F at the weekend and I met a friend who was out busking on the seafront. He used to be a photographer with The Times newspaper and we had a good chat about Nikons. He didn't have anything good to say about the F4 though as his fell to bits just out of warranty. A call to Nikon UK soon got him a replacement though but only after he suggested he was going to switch to Canon!


    Steve.
    I've been using an F or a Nikkormat as my more-or-less daily vade mecum camera for about 15 years.

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    Hi,
    Nice of you to ask. It happens so that I took out my Nikon F2 Pothomic S after 5 years and it is still alive.
    It felt like finding an old good friend again. I loaded it with film, hooked it up with an very old 35 mm lens
    and will take it out for a spin this weekend. I love shooting film with manual cameras.

    Unfortunately, my Nikon F5 and F4s seemed to have died after all these years of not using the cams.
    I put in fresh batteries but it didn't do anything.
    However, a F501 does work with the batteries. I'll see if I can find someone who can check these two
    cameras for me (in Holland) ....
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
    my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Agree with you that the f2 is a very good camera. It is perhaps the most versatile one of the 35 mm models. Did you ever use an Alpa 10d? It is a legend of mechanical precision, no comparison with the f2. Try it out.

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    This morning I got the first film back taken with the 1976 F2 with DP1 that I got off ebay last month. Am very pleased with the results so put me down as another F2 user
    David.

    NAS sufferer with far too much Nikon kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1+2äugig View Post
    Agree with you that the f2 is a very good camera. It is perhaps the most versatile one of the 35 mm models. Did you ever use an Alpa 10d? It is a legend of mechanical precision, no comparison with the f2. Try it out.
    The Alpas are indeed incredible. They set a standard of mechanical precision that few ever equalled and none surpassed. And the best of the Kern lenses are to optics as the Alpa is to mechanics.
    But the F series cameras have one huge advantage over the Alpas - I can afford them. What I have spent on my F, a half dozen lenses, an Ftn Nikkormat, and accessories wouldn't buy me a clean user 10d body.

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    F2A and FM both get used every week.

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    Last year I bought a black F2 Photomic. This past spring I got a chrome F2AS with a defective meter and sent it to Sover Wong for complete overhaul. I've ran about 4 rolls thru the Photomic and so far just one test roll in the AS after it got back from Sover. The AS is awesome-metering down to 10 sec and I prefer LEDs to match needle as it's easier to see in low light. I have so many film cameras that I'll probably never use any one regularly. However, I do plan on using the AS more than my other 35mm bodies in the near future.
    Bill

    Pentax 645, Pentax 6X7MLU, and many Nikons-F2 Photomic F2AS FM2N N2000 N6000 N6006 Nikomat FTN

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    Mine's a bit of a beater - a £60 body that was re-covered in griptac by a previous owner, and sports a battered DE finder - but it regularly rides along with me, especially whenever I think I'll need a camera that can handle a few knocks.

    I've just treated it to a 5.8cm f/1.4 Nikkor-S, and a 10.5cm f/2.5 Nikkor-P.

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    I just got a black F2AS w/ 50mm f1.4 in excellent + condition from the NM Unclaimed Property auction that was just held. For some reason there was not a lot of bidding on this group (also had a ex+ Minolta 110 Zoom). Paid $100 for everything. Now just need to go and shoot.

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    F, F2, F3, use 'em all the time.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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