Magnesium bodies

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
mandm
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My 1969 Nikon F is still working great
In reply to Bill Force, Mar 29, 2012

I only shoot 2 rolls a year in it, but it's still a great camera and when digital users hold it they are always impressed with the feel of the body and the lenses like my Nikkor-H 300mm 4.5 or even the 28mm 3.5 (both Non AI).

When showing off my 4x5 Graflex, they don't understand how that could ever be a field camera and used in WW ll, Spoiled.

A metal body mount screwed into the metal mirror box is much stronger than anything screwed into space-age plastic. I don't ever recall see or hearing about a lens ripping the front off any of the Nikon F's, bit I have seen bodies with the front mount ripped off, some only with 100-300mm on them.
The good old days, but my 59 year old eye's do like AF.

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mandmp; 100% of my income since 1972 has been due to a camera. My hobby turned into an enjoyable & profitable career.

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