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  1. fotch
    Hello all. I would like to join this group.

    My first expensive camera was a new Nikkormat EL w F1.4 lens and I still have it. Since then I added other later models (F3, FE) until one day, a friend of mine traded his like new, almost never used Nikon F2 with several lens for some non photo equipment I had.

    At the time I was shooting with my F3 so to me it was just a almost new old Nikon (granfather to my F3) to add to the collection. Although I still mainly use the F3, I am going to start shooting more with the F2 to enjoy the mechanical precision instrument it is.

    One lens in particular that I have had fun with and also profited in its photos is the Nikon 7.5 Fish Eye. Only the Nikon bodies that can lock up the mirror (F2, F3, EL) can wear this lens.

    Oh well, enough reminiscing.
  2. Uncle Bill
    Uncle Bill
    I have my Nikon F Photomic Tn off for some TLC, I had some issues with the meterhead being jumpy for prolonged periods of use. The tech I am using has a good reputation and after the overhaul of the camera and lens it will be for all intents a new 41 year old camera.
  3. 2F/2F
    2F/2F
    No need for that! If you have decent prism, I'll trade you a T head for it!
  4. RidingWaves
    RidingWaves
    Aloha! Joining up, got a lot of Pre-Ai/modified Nikkors, as well as a rapidly building collection of F's, people just keep Giving them to me! I do most of my own CLA's so if you need help let me know! ALoha
  5. EASmithV
    EASmithV
    My first serious camera, the one that Initiated me into serious analog photography, was my old Nikon F. I still bring it with me sometimes when I think that my DSLR will run out of battery of memory.
  6. Uncle Bill
    Uncle Bill
    Got the Nikon F Photomic Tn back from my tech and it feels like a new camera. The lens itself feels great with the restoration. I might get them all done at some point.
  7. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Bill,

    Nice! Am currently waiting for the other Nikkormat FTn to arrive. Had to pawn off my F FTn for a bit, due to some changes in my photography patterns, thanks to my sister giving birth to a baby girl in early July. When she starts moving around, I'm ready, now that I have an F5, in addition to my F4, F3P, F2A, etc. I will have my F FTn back sometime later next month, though, so I won't be leaving the group anytime soon.

    -J
  8. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, John Nikon F3HP:

    It is nice to know that you are still engaged in your quest to provide Nikon cameras to the world. Also that you read messages posted by other camera addicts.

    I will save a place for you in the line for the Confessional Booth, my son.

    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins

    When they ask you how many megapixels you have in your camera, just tell them; "I use activated silver-bromide crystals for my image storage medium."
  9. Uncle Bill
    Uncle Bill
    John Nikon F3HP,

    Good call on the F2, all is forgiven......
  10. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Tanks, Uncle Bill.

    Ralph, for now, I'm going to try to stick with accumulation NAS, instead of purge NAS... ;-) Anyway, are you planning to hit Doug before you head down to Newport for the gathering? I may be visiting him for a lens cap for my newly acquired 24f2.8 Nikkor-NC. Lens didn't come with one. Might also see if Glazer's would be willing to sell their DP-12 prism that's on their F2/T body that they've been trying to sell on eBait. I figure that since the body doesn't have its original prism anyway, that they probably won't care if I trade them a DP-11 for it. I would trade them the DP-1, but that's too far gone to swap out with a DP-12.

    -J
  11. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, John;

    No, I cannot make it to Doug's before departing. Too many things assigned to me to be done. By the way, he handed to me a Nikomat on Wednesday. I hate being a recognized known addict. I do need to get the top-of-pentaprism flash mount for it.

    Doug did have for me a metal pin 52 mm lens cap for "The 1960's Nikon Project."

    I am waiting for my lunch to be ready while doing this. Departure for Newport will be today. I am packaging things now for ease of transport. It should be interesting. I admit that I had hoped that you would be able to come also.

    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins

    When they ask you how many megapixels you have in your camera, just tell them; "I use activated silver-bromide crystals for my image storage medium."
  12. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Ralph,

    Black or chrome? I know that Doug has a bunch of chrome ones, and should have a black Nikomat shoe, if the body he handed you was #4641470, since I donated one with that body.

    Anyway, have fun on the trip.

    -J
  13. ehparis
    ehparis
    Anyone have any suggestions where I can pick up a hood for my 45mm f2.8 GN auto, serial number 712xxx? I have the correct lens caps but need the hood. Am not a collector just a shooter who wants to have everything "right." Thanks.
  14. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Hey Jerry... I'll see if I can locate an HN-4 for ya... BTW: wound up being promoted to moderator status over @ Nikonians.

    Just checked Pacific Rim Camera. No dice there. Might be a KEH thing, but I'll check locally tom'w and see what I find.

    -J
  15. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, John;

    For this one, chrome will be fine. It is a chrome body with leatherette on the pentaprism part of the top. Doug does have at least one in stock that came with this sample. An interesting camera. I may need to take it back for an adjustment; it does not seem to produce the shutter speeds expected from the position of the setting ring. They are off four positions.

    The US Pacific Northwest Regional gathering was very good. Yes, do set aside the third weekend in September in 2009 for the next annual gathering.

    It is a good thing that I have the F and F2 bodies, because if I had to rely on just the Nikomat body, I might not qualify for this group. The heading does not mention the Nikomat name plate.

    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins
  16. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Good Evening, Ralph...

    Meh, shouldn't matter, because of it being a Nikomat. Most people know that a Nikomat is essentially the same as a Nikkormat.

    It does sound like the mirror box isn't synched properly with the shutter. I'd have him swap the nameplate onto the Nikkormat FTn that came with it, then give you that body instead. Either that, or ask him for #4471739, which was my last chrome FTn. Late model with the plastic tip wind and self-timer levers.

    Just got a black FTn in beater condition. Meter's dead, unless the top cover is removed, then it will work. Switch is shorting out against a dent in the top cover, next to the wind lever. Guess I do have to visit the Doug for a replacement top cover, or a parts body with a decent cover...

    I'll plan on it... Might not stay for the whole weekend, since that's also the weekend of the St. Demetrios Greek Festival.

    -J
  17. f2john
    f2john
    Old Nikon school lover here as well. I have a F2 that looks like it was used to drive nails, tent stakes, etc. Also looks like someone tried to run it over with a Mack cement truck. But to me I think the old beaters have more charm then the F2 that looks like it's had 5 rolls of film run through it. I bought it about 8 years ago in that shape then got a Photomic meter in decent shape and what blew my mind is when I ran some Kodachrome through it and the slides came out more or less spot on for metering and as you know Kodachrome is not too forgiving of being under or overexposed. The other thing I like is that non-ai lenses are dirt cheap for user ones. IIRC my F2, meter, 24, 28, 35, 50, 55 micro and 85 lenses cost about $500 total and I have something that will outlast my D40 by about 25 years.
  18. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, John Nikon F3HP;

    My error, coupled with my apologies.

    The annual gathering for the US Pacific Northwest Regional group APUG gathering is the second (2nd) full weekend in September, not the third as mentioned in my previous posting. I still have many nice memories of this event. I also look forward to the coming gathering in Vancouver next year.

    One of the other things I want to do is to call the kite shop in Newport to ask if they still have a remaining sample of last year's production of a certain kite model. It has some interesting features that were not carried over to this year's model, and would make a nice addition to the kite collection. I do admit to having an obvious obsessive-compulsive element in my personality. Anyone who has 79 kites already clearly needs another one, right? One curious point is that many of my cameras were cheaper than this intended kite purchase.

    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins

    When they ask you how many megapixels you have in your camera, just tell them; "I use activated silver-bromide crystals for my image storage medium."
  19. John_Nikon_F
    John_Nikon_F
    Good morning, Ralph:

    Ah, ok.

    With respect to the kite, go for it. I won't stop your KAS. Nor will I stop your MAS and NAS...

    -J
  20. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning;

    In the continuing saga, the latest acquisition just came back from the local camera pusher after CLA and a minor "repair." This is a Nikomat FTn with a 50 mm f 1.4 lens.

    It had a curious anomaly with the shutter speed ring; "B" was located at 1/4 second, 1 second at 1/8th second, et cetera. All better now. It is a nice camera, but I am surprised at the weight; 3 pounds in the never-ready case.

    The camera tester says that the Copal Square focal plane shutter is very close. Nice.

    I realize that this is a Nikomat, so it is the stepchild in the family. I hope you will not be too discriminating with me because of this. I could get one of the Nikkormat pentaprism face plates for it. Would that make it OK? Or would you still check the serial number?

    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins
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