Nikon F (1966)

What is it? This is a Nikon F single lens reflex camera which was made by Nippon Kogaku in Japan from 1959 through 1973.  It was Nippon Kogaku’s first attempt in the SLR market and was aimed at the professional photographer.  The Nikon F both raised the bar for…

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Nikon N80 (2000)

What is it? This is a Nikon N80 35mm SLR camera released by Nikon on January 27, 2000.  The N80 is known as the F80 outside of North America, but otherwise the two cameras are identical.  There was also a version with a built in data-back known as the…

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Nikon FA (1983)

What is it? This is a Nikon FA 35mm SLR camera which was one of the most technologically advanced cameras of it’s day.  Upon it’s release in 1983, Nikon advertised it as the “Technocamera” due to it’s many innovative electronic features.  Several of the FA’s features are still considered relevant today like…

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Nikon EM (1979)

What is it? This is a Nikon EM 35mm SLR camera, which is the Rodney Dangerfield of Nikon SLRs.  It came out at a time when the amateur market was exploding and various companies were designing cameras catering to them.  Nikon was known for high end pro-level cameras, and…

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