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    'New' Nikon F? - Grays of Westminster (UK)

    In this week's edition of the UK magazine Amateur Photographer, Nikon dealer Grays of Westminster have a double page advertisement. The whole of one of these pages is devoted to an advert for a 'new' black Nikon F with plain prism.

    I can't find anything on their website. I am assuming it is an old one they have found in mint condition rather than a re-issue (which I'm sure we would have heard about).

    Does anyone know anything about this? It did seem strange to devote a whole page to it.



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    Haven't seen the ads, but I assume that it is a new/ old Nikon F that they have found somewhere. A "new" F in black with a plain prism would be worth a princely sum, probably well worth a whole page.

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    Nothing at Grays is cheap but it may be better than say other Nikon stockists such as Mifsud's and Ffordes who aren't solely Nikon specialists. Are we paying for better( in the serviced sense) and more reliable equipment or simply the costs involved in keeping large stock and being in London which is expensive? I don't know.

    They can certainly unearth Nikon things that others never seem to have.

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    The new Nikon F is listed on the second hand page of the web site price..... £5000

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    Instead of usind the word 'new' they should have said 'mint, or pristine, or still-in-the-box-that-was-never-opened-since-the-sixties'.
    Sorry, but what's the point of taking pictures with a 50-year old veteran, heavy, bulky and left-behind camera that should be found only in a museum?
    :rolleyes:
    (sincere apologies to all Nikon F fan clubs from around the world, I fully respect your devotion to this venerable ancestor)

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    [QUOTE=nicefor88;809718]
    Sorry, but what's the point of taking pictures with a 50-year old veteran, heavy, bulky and left-behind camera that should be found only in a museum?
    :rolleyes:


    A bit like buying and running a 1920s Bentley Speed Six,a Bugatti or Manx Norton, maybe?

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    Their web page lists a Nikon F in the box with warranty card and all other materials, basically as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicefor88 View Post
    Sorry, but what's the point of taking pictures with a 50-year old veteran, heavy, bulky and left-behind camera that should be found only in a museum?
    :rolleyes:
    They are like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and going and going.

    3 F's, 2 Nikkormats and a 6x9 Technica III, all lean, trim and fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicefor88 View Post
    Sorry, but what's the point of taking pictures with a 50-year old veteran, heavy, bulky and left-behind camera that should be found only in a museum?
    :rolleyes:
    Yes, we all know today that it is *impossible* to take a photograph without thousands eye-controlled AF-sensors, advanced microprocessor-controlled auto-exposure and automatic white-balancing (Ooops!)...
    ;-)


    Just to avoid misunderstandings, my two favourite cameras are my Leicaflex SL (1968) and SL2 (1975).
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    They are like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and going and going.

    3 F's, 2 Nikkormats and a 6x9 Technica III, all lean, trim and fit.

    Bob
    Right, but nobody is going to USE that camera, at 5K pounds - anyone who buys it will clearly be a collector. If they want to USE a Nikon body, they're going buy nice condition lightly used bodies for tiny fractions of those prices.

    As examples, I recently picked up an Ex+ Nikkormat FT3 for $63 and an Ex Nikon F2S for $94 including shipping. Perfectly capable user Nikon bodies are easily found for prices in that kind of range. Even a really pristine FM3a or F2AS is easily found for $500 or less.

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