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    New Nikon F mount camera from Kenko

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/ot...3/15/5850.html
    Sorry it's in Japanese. Some pictures are at the end of the page.

    Takes Nikon Ai lense, build-in meter, manual exposure only.
    Full mechanical shutter, B, 1 to 1/2000, X=1/125.

    It's always a good news that someone makes new film camera
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    Very interesting, cost and or availability?

    This could be the go for me as a second camera since my FE2 appears to be on it's last legs after another heavy drop from the back of a motorcycle.

    Mick.

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    It looks like a metal body camera ?
    Street price? My Japanese is worse than my ancient Greek.
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    Price has not been announced. The news says it's going to be available in summer. (I meant summer in Japan).
    And yes, it's metal body.
    I don't know who actualy makes this camera, could be cosina, could be Kenko them self.
    It's going to be shown at camera show soon. Some additional informations should follow.
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    Having a closer look at the lens mount, it appears to be very close to the FE, not FE2. There is a flip up lever which would allow the fitting of the non AI lenses, which would put it on a par with the FE and F3 bodies.

    Someone has to manufacture a cheap(ish) replacement body, otherwise 35mm photography will just die when all of the old bodies fall apart. This looks like the start of a small revival that really has to happen. Young photography students around the world are all looking for manual basic cameras, so far Pentax and Nikon bodies have been their best bet, this looks like good timing.

    Mick.

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    Very nice, but O! the location of the PC synch socket is unfelicitous. I can't imagine dealing with it each time film is wound.
    Using film since before it was hip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kunihiko View Post
    Price has not been announced. The news says it's going to be available in summer. (I meant summer in Japan).
    And yes, it's metal body.
    I don't know who actualy makes this camera, could be cosina, could be Kenko them self.
    It's going to be shown at camera show soon. Some additional informations should follow.
    You know this camera reminds me of the old Minolta XD and XE bodies for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    Someone has to manufacture a cheap(ish) replacement body, otherwise 35mm photography will just die when all of the old bodies fall apart. This looks like the start of a small revival that really has to happen. Young photography students around the world are all looking for manual basic cameras, so far Pentax and Nikon bodies have been their best bet, this looks like good timing.

    Mick.

    Don't forget that Nikon (or rather Cosina or whoever) is still producing the Nikon FM10. That's pretty basic!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    Someone has to manufacture a cheap(ish) replacement body, otherwise 35mm photography will just die when all of the old bodies fall apart.
    http://www.eyeopte.com/phenixdcdc.html

    I think the Kenko's camera is an OEM model of one of these cameras by Phenix.

    EDIT: http://www.eyeopte.com/dnek01.html

    This is the one I think. Very identical.
    Last edited by firecracker; 03-16-2007 at 08:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Richard, I agree with you, however in this country the Nikon is supplied with one of two zoom lenses as a kit, you can buy the body alone but it is quite expensive. So far it has been cheaper to purchase second hand Nikon bodies and a lens or two when and where they become available.

    A student recently looked into getting a new body but was quoted around the $570 AUD mark for a kit, with a small reduction without the lens, she ended up getting an FE2 and two prime lenses that she was really after for $640

    I'm assuming that this camera will be available for a reasonable price body alone or with a lens for a reasonable extra.

    Mick.
    Last edited by Mick Fagan; 03-16-2007 at 08:12 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: punctuation

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