Mine Nikon røtter

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Mitt første speilrefleks kamera var et Practika MTL3, kjøpt på OBS foto på Lade. Det var konfirmasjons pengene, som gikk til et sett med Kamera, 3 objektiver og bag…. Ikke så mye å skryte av, men en start.

Så kom en Nikon FE med 50/1,8… Siden har det vært veldig mange kameraer. Men jeg husker spesielt godt dagen jeg var på posten for å hente mitt helt nye Nikon F5, som kom direkte fra Interfoto… Selv med spesial pris, så kostet det masse dinaros…… Og det var kongen på haugen!

Foto har altid vært min ting, og da er det ikke så rart at jeg setter pris på historien rundt utstyret. Og for meg ble Nikon, merket med stor M. Jeg har et skap fult av eldre kameraer.. F – F2 – F3 – F4…. Men F5 manglet. Nå fikk jeg tak i et pent F5, og det vil få en velfortjent plass i samlingen!

«The Nikon F5 is a 35 mm film-based single-lens reflex camera body manufactured by Nikon from 1996 through 2004. It was the fifth in Nikon‘s professional film camera line, which began in 1959 with the Nikon F. It followed the Nikon F4 of 1988, which had introduced in-body autofocus to Nikon’s professional line. The F5 was in turn succeeded by the Nikon F6, as well as Nikon’s parallel range of professional digital SLRs, beginning with the Nikon D1

«Important advances in the F5 included:

  • Nikon 3-D color matrix meter (the F4 had introduced multi-segment matrix metering to the F series, but color sensing was new).
  • A self-diagnostic and self-adjusting shutter.
  • A mirror-balance system that reduced camera shake.
  • Electronically controlled exposure times from 1/8000 second to 30 seconds.
  • Built-in 8 frame per second motor drive (up from 5.7 frame/s on the F4).
  • 1/300 second flash sync (up from 1/250 on the F4). However, at 1/300 second, flash units could not use their full capacity.
  • Full support for Nikkor AF-S and G designated lenses (the F4 could not use G lenses in aperture-priority or full manual modes).
  • Support for the Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization feature of newer Nikkor lenses.
  • Five focus points for the autofocus sensor (up from one on the F4) with intelligent dynamic autofocus mode.
  • A new industrial design by Giorgetto Giugiaro (also designer of the F3 and F4).
  • An integral vertical/battery grip with additional shutter release and adjustment wheel controls (previous Nikon F models had used a range of removable battery grips).»