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#1 pendennis

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:06 PM

A number of years ago, I sold off a number of film cameras in my conversion to digital.  Of late, I've taken to shooting more film, so my itch for another manual focus Nikon grew.  I already had the FE, FE2, FA, and FM2.  They're all great cameras, but I still wanted another manual focus "pro model"

 

A young senior at University of Michigan is graduating, and relocating.  He was quite anxious to sell, and obviously needed cash to help accommodate his relocation.  He listed this F3-HP for several weeks, and finally lowered the price to something I considered reasonable.  The camera came with an immaculate 50mm f/1.4 AI-s, 6 rolls of Tri-X and 4 rolls of Portra 400.  A quick agreement was reached, and I was on my way.  The camera was built in 1982, but it's as close to N-I-B as I've seen.

 

Last night I decided on another MD-4 in anticipation of my coming deal.  A local dealer had one on eBay, I bought it, and picked it up later this morning.  It has a few scratches from use, but it's fully functional and runs nicely.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

congrats looks great


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

Sweet!!! Love the sound of the MD-4 on full song.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

Sweet

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Love my F3!! Congrats.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:56 PM

Nice..let us see a few pics...


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:07 AM

Congratulations!

 

Looks like a well loved beauty.

 

Now, post some images! ;)


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:13 AM

Yup..post some..


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:33 PM

Super sweet and congrats!

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:02 AM

Amazing camera and still fun to shoot with.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

Here's a picture taken at the St. Francis of Assisi Church.  Built for the Polish community in west Detroit, in 1889, it was merged with another church, then closed for good in 2013.  The eagle has a lot of weathering, wear, and patina.  I shot the photo on Portra 400, scanned the negative with my Epson V850, edited and converted to B&W with a sepia tone, in Affinity.  The lens was a Nikkor 80-200 AI-s Zoom.

 

I also shot the same image with my D750 using a 70-200 f4

 

Here's the F3 shot -

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Here's the D750 shot -

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Edited by pendennis, 18 February 2018 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:34 PM

Very nice, I would be curious to compare it in its original form with the D750 image.

 

In other words, without the Sepia.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

Agree with Art - let's see a side-by-side, same crop, same pixel dimensions.  Looks like critical focus was a little off in the F3 image, unless that's scanning artifact.  I'd like to see a pair of images, one from each camera, both shot with the same lens.

 

Note that you can scour around and get different diopters for the F3 viewfinder.  If your focus is consistently off, it might be that the diopter is not right for your eye and glasses, and needs to be changed. 

 

I have a gallery with a set of images taken with the F3 and Velvia here.  Also, an old thread about how you can still get amazing images with a 1980 vintage camera and 1990s vintage lenses is here.


Edited by justshootit, 19 February 2018 - 07:55 PM.

Don
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Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.

Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

I'm not a photographer at all but I did start in the film days with my Pentax K1000.  Even took a class in college.  And as much as I love the look of digital photography, those old cameras are sexy in the same way old Ferrari's are.  If that makes sense.  Congrats.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

The legendary Pentax K1000 still used today!  :lol:

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

The legendary Pentax K1000 still used today!  :lol:

 

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Every once in a while I scour the house looking for it but my wife says I sold it.  I think that means she got rid of it without asking.   :angry:

 

They were the perfect camera to learn on.  Obviously, I wish I still had it.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:43 AM

The K1000 is going for $182 to $218 at KEH.

Edited by justshootit, 21 February 2018 - 04:43 AM.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:28 AM

Minolta 101 was a good starter cam too. Matching circle with the stick.


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