My Cameras Throughout The Ages
The Nikon F3 was Nikon's third professional single-lens reflex camera body, introduced in 1980, it had manual and semi-automatic exposure control whereby the camera would select the correct shutter speed (aperture priority automation). The Nikon F3 series cameras had the most model variations of any Nikon F camera. It was also the first of numerous Nikon F-series cameras to be styled by Italian designer Georgette Giugiaro and to include a red stripe on the handgrip – a feature that would later become (with variants of stripes and various other shapes) a signature feature of many Nikon cameras .
The F3 was superseded by the F4 in 1988 and the F5 in 1996. Despite being superseded by the newer cameras, it remained in production through to 2001, with over 751,000 F3s produced through September 1992. It continues to be the longest running professional grade Nikon SLR .
My first Nikon was a Nikon F Photomic FTN circa. 1968 . I've always loved and used a Nikon I've owned and used Nikon film cameras including the Nikon F2, F3, F4 and F5 . Nikon Professional Digital Cameras include the Nikon D1, D2x, D100, D200, D3, D3s, D4 and D750.
Other cameras used in my youth: A Brownie Bullet 127, Pentax Spotmatic, a Minolta SRT-101 . and a Hasselblad 500CM.
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The camera is my way seeing & being. When I pick it up, It allows me to express how I see the world.