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Member Since 16 Dec 2018
Offline Last Active Oct 09 2020 05:35 PM

Hello from Middlesbrough!

17 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

I shoot film with a very occasional foray into digital. I bought a D300 just so that I could use my Ai and Ai-S lenses with it. I've had a D50 for years but have barely used it. I tried Sony, Micro 4/3, a Samsung NX 11 and still have two Canon DSLRs (for now). The D300 tempted me back, it made sense as I'm starting to build a system of lenses.

I have over 150 film SLRs, 20 of those being Nikons and Nikkormats. I've collected these over the last four years and have seen the prices of film cameras rise steadily since I started.

Lots of cameras could be found for very little money then, £30 for my F3 and F90x with lenses, £13 for my FG, £17 for my FM with lens. I still find the occasional bargain though. I bought a Nikon 135mm f3.5 Pre-Ai (Type K) lens for £3.99 last week.

I mainly use the same primes, the 50/1.4, Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8, 85/2, 105/2.5 Ai-S and 50/2, Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 and 135/3.5 Pre-Ai. I also have quite a few Tamron SP lenses including the 90/2.5 52B and the 500/8 55BB.

One day I guess I should take a family photo, of the Nikon family that is, not mine. Mine would never pose.

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16 December 2018 - 10:34 AM

I mainly shoot film. A quick(ish) check tells me I have 20 film Nikon SLRs along with a D50 and a D300.

The D300 was a recent addition as I wanted a camera I could use my MF lenses with. I mainly use my FM2n, though I recently picked up a 135mm f3.5 Pre-Ai (type K) for £3.99 and have been using my Nikkormat EL.

I started about 38 years ago when I was in my teens and got back into film in 2014 when you could buy it for £1 and get it developed and scanned for £3.

Then I found cameras on eBay for 99p and in charity shops for £5. My FM cost £17, my F3 and F90 cost £30 for the pair, all with lenses. Now I have 150+ cameras.

Lens wise my 50/1.4, 55/2.8, 85/2, 105/2.5 and 35-105/3.5-4.5 are my main lenses. I only have the 50/2 and the 135/3.5 for the Nikkormat. I only have two Pre-Ai bodies, the other is a Nikkormat FTn.

Maybe when I get time I should take a family photo and upload it.

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