Nikon N65 – week 61 results

The N65 performed as expected on vacation. I primarily used the Automatic and Night Scene modes. Night Scene uses the flash to illuminate the foreground subject, while a slow shutter speed captures the darker background, like this: These next two were taken within minutes of each other and demonstrate how the light meter can be […]

Week 61 – Nikon N65

Introduced in 2001, the N65 was among the last of Nikon’s consumer-level film SLR’s.  It’s plastic body sports full automatic modes, built in flash, manual overrides, and autofocus capability.  In short, it does everything you might expect from a modern SLR. The N65 is one of my guilt cameras. Mrs. Mack505 gave one to me […]

Nikon FG – Week 57 results

I like the FG. I’m not sure why they aren’t more popular. It has full manual settings, yet the addition of aperture priority and program automatic modes make it easy to shoot in almost any conditions. I defeated the handy size of the FG’s body by fitting one of my large zoom lenses and taking […]

Week 57 – Nikon FG

Produced from 1982 to 1984, the FG was Nikon’s entry into the compact SLR market. It features aperture priority and full automatic exposure in addition to manual mode, and it uses all of the standard Nikon lenses. Shutter speed is indicated with a series of LED’s in the viewfinder, showing speeds from 1s to 1/1000. […]

52 Cameras – Week 21 – Nikon FM2

I am a Nikonian. This was my first ‘good’ camera, a gift from my then-future mother-in-law in the 1990s. It remains my go-to camera after over 15 years. The FM2 is an all-mechanical metal SLR introduced in 1983. Although it has a battery to power the light meter, it is possible to shoot without it. […]