Boris De Swan

Boris De Swan

Posted on 06/10/2013


Photo taken on June 10, 2013


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NIKON F

NIKON F
I took this gem off the hands of a lady (in 1990) who had practically never used it. I love it, because this same camera was the very first , really good camera I ever owned in the early 70's. Photographed with a Pentax 6x7 ,105mm F 2.4 lens and # 3 ext, tube.I feel that Nikon made their reputation on the shoulders of this camera and its fantastic quality and reliability in journalists hands specially in places like Viet Nam.

Bastiaan van der Wal / battle14, Alan Telford, jd weiss, Boris Brückhäuser and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
Richard Turenne
Richard Turenne
That's a beauty! A classic if ever there was one.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Richard Turenne
Yes I am totally convinced that in the History of the most influential cameras ever made this one should be amongst the top 20.....Thank you!
4 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
A lovely photograph of this beautiful camera.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Bob Taylor
Thank you!... Glad you like it!
4 years ago.
Tom Angelo
Tom Angelo
Such a fine job of lighting this great camera ! I could reach out and grab it. It could easily be a Nikon advertisement !
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Tom Angelo
Thanks Tom! I shall be uploading a few more. I'm going to try some T-Max w/ T-Max developer to see how and if that yields even better results than this . (To me this is allready pretty awesome)
4 years ago.
tiltdesign2011
tiltdesign2011
Nice photo + nice camera!
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to tiltdesign2011
Thank you , thank you!
4 years ago.
giovanegian
giovanegian
Nice B&W photo of a mythical camera.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to giovanegian
Thank you , right! Mythical!
4 years ago.
Sosehichdas
Sosehichdas
Hope you didn't use force to take it off the hands of a lady! Wonderfully depicted indeed.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Sosehichdas
If the persuasive muzzle of my 357 Magnum pointing at the nice lady is to be considered force, well then maybe... I'd like to think about it as a bit of coaxing...
A woman that I studied with years ago, contacted me and asked if I would like to have it, since she had no use for it. Another old friend also gave me a Pentax ES II and a Zenit with a glorious
Helios 44, which I will also show.A bunch of people who had analogue cameras, after the "Digital Revolution" wanted to get rid of their "old useless2 film cameras and I got lucky on two ocassions. A lot of people have found incredible deals , in used stuff bins of Thrift stores and such.But I'm glad you like it Adrian thanks!
4 years ago.
Manfred Jochum
Manfred Jochum
A wonderful camera, a real beauty. And I love these Nippon Kogaku lenses!
I have the F with that monstruous prism (forgot its name) and when I stroll around with it (much too seldom, alas...) people keep staring at me :-)
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Manfred Jochum
Ah the Photomic... Yes I have it but I like the plain pentaprism more. So if you have one of these, you know what a fabulous feeling of quality they exhude! Thanks Manni!
4 years ago.
Greg.photographie
Greg.photographie
50 1.4
Nikon F is great :-)
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Greg.photographie
Glad you like it! One of these days I'll get me a Miranda, He he ..
4 years ago.
Greg.photographie has replied to Boris De Swan
Un sensorex EE ;-)
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Congratulations!
Good to own such an old warhorse.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Tacheles
Yes it's that an old workhorse and this one might still be a colt!
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb
Scott Holcomb
What the F

Please excuse me, Boris. I got very carried away with this fine photo of a great camera.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Scott Holcomb
Yeah maan , like for sure dude it's a Freaking Nikon from the seventies!!
4 years ago.
RobbeK
RobbeK
!! wow .. !!
They don't make them like these anymore .. previous week my "fantastic plastic" F65 went kaputt. (died from old age I think - around 10 yrs ;-)
I mean :-(
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to RobbeK
What a bummer!....Ofcourse that's why back in the day these cameras , I mean all the Nikon F series and later the Canon F 1 carried very expensive price tags.. They were built to last. My Canon F1 (1985) is a camera that I'll probably never wear out. They were the Pro level gear! Plastic was unheard of....
4 years ago.
Rudy Buhagiar
Rudy Buhagiar
I agree it is a true beauty esthetically speaking. In my eyes this is the form a camera should take, the archetype that was never surpassed.
4 years ago.
Rudy Buhagiar has added
Looking at the photo again I must add that it is stunning and the lighting so elegant.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Rudy Buhagiar
Yes I tend to agree!! In fact an interesting thing is that when I see the photo ( and the camera is just a few feet where I'm from) but I can recall the smell these cameras had more than 40 years ago.... Imagine that!
4 years ago.
s.h.
s.h.
Great workhorse! Just bought one myself, having it overhauled currently. With a late F3 "red dot" finder screen it is also a great shooter.
4 years ago.
Plume
Plume
Et oui, à l'époque Nikon faisait vraiment la différence sur le marché des 24/36, et puis ils étaient fabriqués dans leur pays d'origine...
4 years ago.