Posts Tagged ‘nikonf’

These Schematics Offer an Exploded View of Old Nikon SLR Cameras

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Want to see how old film single-lens reflex cameras were put together? Clare (Wyoh on Tumblr) recently found a number of camera schematics inside an old French magazine from decades ago. The schematics show exploded views of the Nikon F, Nikon F2, Nikon FM, and Nikon FA SLRs. Each camera is shown in its most basic parts, which are numbered and labeled (in French).
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Craft Idea: Turn a Cardboard Box Into a Replica of Your Camera

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Marta Crass of Knoxville, Tennessee is quite handy with cardboard. She runs an Etsy shop called CisforCardboard that’s dedicated to her custom cardboard art. She handcrafts signs, wall hangings, letters, and anything else you can dream up… including cameras.

What you see here is a replica of Crass’ grandfather’s 1960′s era Nikon F SLR, created using ordinary pieces of cardboard.
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The Nikon F SLR Recreated with LEGO

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Check out this highly realistic life-sized SLR camera created entirely out of LEGOs. It was created by a LEGO enthusiast named Suzuki and is modeled after the Nikon F from the mid-1900s. We’ve featured a number of LEGO camera creations here in the past, and this one ranks at (or near) the top in terms of realism.
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The Story of How the Influential Nikon F SLR Camera Was Designed

The Nikon F, Nikon’s first SLR camera, played an important and influential role in photographic history after it was unveiled in 1959. It was the first to combine many of the emerging camera design ideas into a single body, and was the first SLR system widely adopted by professional photographers around the world. This is an interesting 20 minute documentary film that tells the story of how the camera was designed.
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