Happy 60th birth year to the Nikon F!

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Smaug01 Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
Happy 60th birth year to the Nikon F!

Nikon has some celebratory stuff. (https://www.nikon.com/about/corporate/museum/shop/index.htm) You may think it's silly, but the Nikon F changed everything. The Germans invented the SLR and Pentax was the first Japanese company to produce them, but I would argue that Nikon made them popular.

Now, we are in the age when the SLRs day seems to be waning, but it was a huge milestone in photography, especially for pros.

I would argue that only 35mm film for still cameras, digital photography and the promulgation of zoom lenses can rival it, as far as importance.

Merchandise aside, what do you older members remember about the Nikon F? What was the photography world like at the time? How did it change it from your perspective?

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