Nikon F2 AS with DS-12

Launched in 1959, the NIKON F instantly won the confidence of professional photographers and recorded sales of over 800,000 units in Japan and overseas. A decade later in 1971, its successor, the NIKON F2 was released. The new Nikon F2 was improved and launched as a more reliable monocular SLR camera that is still highly regarded today. On of the main features of the Nikon F2 is that the shutter work even with dead batteries. Unlike today’s F3/F4/F5/F6, the F and F2 will still be working a hundred years from now -long after the parts become unavailable.

Nikon F tribute

In today’s world, where people love their oppression and worship technologies that take away their ability to think and diminish their critical faculties to the point where they are no longer able to distinguish between what feels good and what is true; in a world in which we are slipping into darkness –almost without realizing it … it is refreshing to return to an epoch when technology only stood for things that “work.”

Nikon F Photomic - a turning point in 35mm photography

In this video we review the iconic Nikon F camera, which revolutionized the world of 35mm photography when it was released in 1959. Undoubtedly the Nikon F was a milestone for the Japanese brand that eclipsed all other competitors by combining different SLR features in a single camera for the first time. It quickly became the camera of choice for professionals and even NASA astronauts.

This is a complete Nikon F Photomic package that includes a Nikkor S Auto 5cm f1.4 lens. It is Nikon’s first viewfinder, also known as Photomic Flag 1.

Nikon F3AF - A Landmark Camera from Nikon

In this video we show the legendary Nikon F3AF, which was the first auto-focus camera in production from the Japanese manufacturer, along with its two lenses, the first of its kind, to include the focus motor inside the lens itself, the rarely seen TC16 Teleconverter and the MD-4 motor. An impressive looking combination, much loved by collectors and brand enthusiasts alike.


With only the PB-6, partially extended to 150mm, the head of a fly will fill the whole frame. Completely extended, one eye of the fly occupies the entire photograph. Adding the PB-6E, a couple of dots representing no more than 10% of fly’s compound eye will be what you can see in detail … In other words, the PB-6 renders nearly an 11X magnification ratio (depending on the lens used) while, attaching the PB-6E, doubles the magnification ratio to 22X. 

Assembling a beast with the Nikon F3HP

By replacing the back door of a Nikon F3 camera (in this video an F3HP model) which has been previously motorized with an MD-4 motor drive, the MF-4 Magazine Back would allow you to shoot up to 250 frames without changing film. The MF-4 uses two reloadable film cassettes MZ-1: one loaded with film, as the supply spool, and one empty, as the takeup spool. Film loading (in a dark room) can be carried out very easily with the use of the Nikon Bulk Film Loader. A fully loaded cassette is about 11m (33ft.) lenght, allowing 250 exposures.

Full process of assembling a beautiful vintage set

The F-36 Drive Motor is a 275 g lightweight motor drive for film up to 36 exposures (to extend automatic fire power to applications where frequent film changes are impractical you may use the Nikon F-250 Motor Drive). This drive completely replaces the Nikon F’s back and, when mounting it on your F camera, you will need to replace a button plate coming with the body with the F Motor Drive Plate. This accessory plate synchronises film transport with the motor.


When I was a younger man, photography was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain.

Time passed and the passion for Nikon, in some chaotic fashion, grew up. As many others, probably out of something that I might call metaphysical angst, perhaps because I cannot bear the idea of chaos being the one ruler of the universe, I attempt to impose some order on the world, and for a short while I manage it, filling my time, or what I believe to be my spare time, by collecting Nikon film items.