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Old April 18th, 2013, 03:27 PM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Originally Posted by Maris Rusis View Post
Dawid I share your admiration for the Nikon F but I was glad when the F2 and F3 came out. The biggest ergonomic problem with the F was changing film on the run. The removable back had to be put somewhere while one hand held the camera and the other threaded the film. Answer: hold the back between the teeth. I still have a chipped tooth!
I agree with the awkwardness of the removable film back! The Nikon F is, of course, by no means "the best" Nikon ever, but there is a pureness, a sublime minimalism about this camera (especially with the meterless finder). It is a kind of immortal masterpiece that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Leica M3. Both have been succeeded, but neither have been exceeded...
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