Nikon’s first SLR that set the tone for all their successor cameras up until the digital age.
Nikon F might be the camera that gave Nikon the boost it needed to become the player it is today. Although Nikon was always a major contributor to the camera scene the F series set them apart. Introduced in 1959 it was Nikons first SLR camera. Before the F series they manufactured point and shoots and rangefinder cameras. Nikon’s F bodies where adopted by many professional photographers and where a favorite until Nikon went full digital. The F series differentiated themselves by being extremely durable and by having super precise internal mechanics. The F bodies where sent up into space for the Skylab project with NASA astronauts. Furthermore photojournalists choose this camera to be there with them during the Vietnam war. This gives a good indication of the durability of this piece of wonder.
The F series introduced the F mount system. This lens mounting system was used up until the first digital cameras where introduced. Because of the length of life this mounting system has there are still many lenses available for this body (and its successors). Because of this the possibilities this camera offers are endless there are lenses for all different kinds of photography ranging from street to studio work to landscapes. A real go getter that can be deployed anywhere and always lives up to its expectation.
We recommend this body to basically anyone. The F body is excellent in many various situations that professionals can use it and create great images but is also an awesome camera for someone thats just starting with analoge photography. Overall this machine is a piece of art and should be bought by someone that is going to use it intensely.
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