Few cameras are more legendary than the Nikon F, having been in the hands of countless professionals over many decades, while still remaining a popular collector's item and film camera today. This awesome video takes a look at just what made the camera so popular and what it is like to shoot with.
Coming to you from Kai W, this great video takes a look at the Nikon F. The Nikon F is still highly popular; in fact, you can still find tons of bodies for sale on eBay for around $200 a piece. The F was introduced over 60 years ago in April 1959 and was Nikon's first SLR camera, combining a wide range of popular features into one body. The F remained in production until 1973, when it was replaced by the F2, with the line continuing all the way through to the F6, which was introduced in 2004. Original F models even made their way into space aboard Skylab in the 1970s. One of the things that made the F series so popular was its massive range of available lenses, with focal lengths between 21mm and 1,000mm available only three years after its initial introduction. Other interesting features included an optional interchangeable waist-level viewfinder, titanium shutter rated to 100,000 situations, and a variable length self-timer. Check out the video above to see what it is like to shoot with!