cool camera!

NikonforblogStart with an oooh, and stretch it way out: “Oooh … cool camera!”.

It is, rather– the F3T is the titanium bodied version of the great Nikon F3 all manual pro camera of the early 1980s.  It was super strong and feather light, at least until you started adding all those fabulous Nikon accessories.  This one is tricked out to the max, perhaps for shooting fashion (sports would probably need a longer lens), with the high eye point viewfinder, a motor drive, and the amazing MF-4 250 bulk film back.  This could hold 10 meters of 35mm film, enough for 250 shots without reloading.  Wow.  Just think about that. 250 shots.  ( For those who don’t remember, or weren’t around, a regular long roll of film was 72 exposures, and the everyday photographer’s roll was 36.)

Of course, I just put a clean 32 gig memory card in my Pentax K-5iis and when I turned my camera back on my exposure counter told me I’m good to go for another 3000. But that’s just a little square plastic thing that goes into a slot under a rubbery cover– it doesn’t look cool at all.  You don’t even have to plug it into another accessory.

Just for fun, you can read more about the MF-4, including detailed and elaborate instructions for its installation and use, here.  Seriously, read it.  It’s a trip– the instructions go on for pages and the word “caution” figures prominently.

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