Jack Pierce

Web Designer, Photographer & IT Problem Solver from Buckinghamshire in the UK
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Two Rolls with the Nikon F

Back in January I bagged myself a Nikon F – the first and possibly most popular 35mm SLR that Nikon has ever made, and the origin of the lens mount still used in Nikon SLRs today.

It’s no secret that I’ve been so busy with work over the last year that I’ve not had much chance to use it but I finally got round to having my second roll  developed a few weeks ago, so I thought I’d post some results for everyone to see.

First off, what do I think of the F? Well my one is a 1972 model with the TTL light meter, and there’s only one way to accurate way to describe it, I’ve given it a nickname – the tank.

This camera is extremely solid and rather weighty. If you drop it, it will probably break whatever it hits on the way down. This robustness transfers into the use of the device, it’s very tactile, and you can take it anywhere with no fear breaking it. It’s more likely to break you.

But less review, more photos, out of 72 photos, what did I get out of it?

Roll One

The first roll I shot was taken over the course of a couple days, mainly at work or in dark evenings, just because I wanted to make sure it worked. From memory it was Fuji Superia 400.

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That’s all the useable photos that came from roll one – boots messed up the process and ruined all but about 6 of the photos and the others had some wacky exposures.

In the next post, we’ll look at roll two.