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    Odd Nikon half frame slr

    I didnt know that this even existed

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/141445442124?nav=SEARCH

    I wonder what the price was since its apparently assembled by hand?

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    Cameraquest has some info on the camera here. Apparently it was a special order made by the Norwegian police. Super-rare apparently.
    "Art is is a picture of some dude I never met smoking under a lamppost at 6400 ISO and in BW."

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    $4k for an FM2 with a smaller shutter...?

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    It's another one for anal retentive collectors.
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    Still cheaper than Leica M4-P Half Frame .

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    I don't think that such is that odd.
    I guess many types of 24x36 SLRs were modified for Police use. Either by the manufacturer or a workshop. There are for instance several Praktica and Exa modifications of that kind known.

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    If you just got to shoot your Nikkor lenses on half frame then get a Olympus Pen F or FT, a Nikon F mount adapter and pocket the other $3,700

    I figure $150 for the body and $150 for the adapter.

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    It makes you wonder why the police need to use the 1/2 35 mm format? Saving money on less film roll usage is not likely the reason.

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    The cost factor for sure counts. But more important is the doubling of exposures without need to acquire an expensive and troublesome bulk magazine.

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    I think there was a time in the past when film prices went very high - at that time they introduced many different smaller film formats in try to make it more available to the customers. Somebody maybe know more about this?

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