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Member Since 09 Jun 2020
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2021 05:05 AM

In Topic: Nikon F2 with MD-2/MB-1 question

20 April 2021 - 08:24 AM

My first question is, is the spacing between the frames the normal 3/16" (1.5mm)? I have never heard of it happening but perhaps the motor is over-winding the film after each exposure. 

I always fire the shutter until I get to "1" on the counter and then set the counter on the motor to whatever the number of frames there are on the roll. Never had a problem. 

In Topic: Where are all the old film cameras and lenses?

09 April 2021 - 11:28 AM

Ebay is actually a very good source of them, you just have to get them from reputable sellers. If you have a large camera story near where you live you might look there. 

They are also in short supply because I am hoarding them all!  :D . I have 2 FTN's, an F2A, F3HP, F4E, F5, FE2 and Nikkormat FT2 along with 31 non-AI/AI/AIS Nikkors from 8mm f/2.8 to 600mm f/4. I also have a Hasselblad 500CM and 5 CZ C or CF T* lenses from 40mm f/4 to 250mm f/5.6. And they ALL still get used, alongside my D500, D750 and D850. In fact, all of my Nikkors are all manual focus, I don't own an AF lens and probably never will. 

Nikon and NIkkors on ebay tend to be priced higher than any other system. 


Locally here in the Philippines, they fetch a high price. Rarely do you see it selling under $100. 


There is a good reason for it, they are of very high quality, though not always in the best of shape. I am a part time working professional now that I am retired and all I use are manual focus non-AI/AI/AIS for film and digital. They are built to the very highest of mechanical and optical quality. Some of my Nikkors date from the 60's though most are from the 80's and a few from the 90's. How many of today's plastic, electronic Nikkors will still be around and actually in use 50 years from now? 

In Topic: Nikkormat SLRs

30 June 2020 - 03:52 PM

I have a Nikkormat FT2 and it is still one of my favorite film SLR's. I think its best feature is the shutter speed ring around the lens mount. True, the finder is a little on the dark side but it is still very useable, even with f/5.6 maximum aperture lenses. 

In Topic: Opinions on the Nikkor 55 macro lens

30 June 2020 - 03:49 PM

My 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro Nikkor, circa 1986 is STILL one of the sharpest lenses I own. Many of my best macro images have been taken with it. It also works superbly on my PB-6 bellows.

In Topic: Did we really carry that much?

27 June 2020 - 11:12 AM

My camera bag usually weighs between 15- 20 lbs. Nearly all of my AIS Nikkors are primes so I wind up carrying a lot of them along with the D850 and D500.