The mighty Nikon F3. Purchased this in Japan in 2016 for about $450 AUD. Never really used it until now, currently doesnt mount anything atm but if it does than its the Nikon 17-35 F2.8. $450 is a bit of a steep price, but i wanted a minty condition one here are some juicy pictures.
Nikon F3 was the third of professional series of film cameras from Nikon. Immediately youll notice is its size, majority of the professional cameras these days or the F4 / D1 onwards are massive. One gripe I have with the camera is the lack of grip, doesnt fit as comfortably as the F5 or my D810.
Birds eye view of the camera. This is the very definition of function and then form. As basic as it can get.
Rear back plate, has a slot for the ISO cards.
Thanks for looking, hope you guys enjoyed the juicy pictures. 🙂
I have recently acquired a Contax T2, a Gold Contax T2 one to be exact. Managed to pick it up for $750 AUD, we is very cheap (in my books) for a boxed minty condition Contax T2. I have seen them floating around from the $700-800 mark for just the camera itself. Long story short, the girl who sold this to me needed the money to meet ends, she originally purchased it in Japan For $1,100. Funny enough there is still the price tag inside it saying $130,000YEN, which translate to about $1,500 back in the days.
Another picture of the Contax T2 with all the goodies, comes with a gold data back and a carry cover (which is not in the picture). Cosmetically you can see its in good nick.
The camera itself consums 1 x CR123 Battery, little stubby batteries which are around $10 at JB HI FI / WOOLWORTH. Not sure how many rolls it would last before changing batteries again.
A few scuffs here and there, but otherwise its in good shape. The previous order said the data back wasnt working, after changing the battery CR2025 (According to the manual, the battery should last several years before running dry) it seems to be working fine. Unfortunately it prints the dates and time on the film frame itself, I much rather it was printed in between frames.
I hope you guys enjoyed the juicy pictures, ill most likely run a few rolls in this beauty before boxing it up again and most likely sell it down the track. This was more of an investment purchase, prices will most likely hike up in the near future. You can thank the CL and Kendal Jenner for the price hikes, these were floating for around $400 – $600 last year until they became an accessory.
Christmas wish list:
Nikon D810: Yes, all the filmgasm I’ve getting and liking the aesthetic etc. I still want a happy snap camera, or basically when I cbf and shoot a lot without worrying about wasting film. Choose this over a mirrorless because i already have a Nikon lenses and when i was test walking around with the Sony A9 with the 70 – 200 F2.8, no one cared about it. From that moment on, mirrorless was irrelevant to me. I purchased the others for light weight or small/stealthy for street photog, but no one cared who big a camera was or what ever.
Nikon F6: FILM with autofocus, as I much as i like the F3, when i do model shoots (once) i would love some autofocus for the that 100% sharp.
Nikon 24 – 70 F2.8: Creme of the crop, It’ll cost quite a bit but itll save me money. instead of buying a shit load of prime lenses like before, get a good zoom and set.
Nikon 70 – 200 F2.8: For sports, cars, stop motion.
Whats a bad picture to me?
If the girl with the balloon didnt have anyone near her, it wouldve been good.
Going to Japan between 7/9 -23/9 with my best mate Jordan. Trip will be a photo experience, first weekend will be spent with uncle before leaving our base in Tokyo -> Kyoto -> Osaka -> Mt Fuji -> Tokyo.
After that, I reckon it’s time to re-evaluate my career path. 🙂
Still wondering if I should sell the M6 or not.