Nikon F3: A Space Cam


A great 35mm cam… and she was in the space!!

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What to say about Nikon F3!! Probably the best analogical 35mm cam ever. Was worn in 1980 and actualized until 2000. Originally was designed as a space cam. Still today you can find the special model for NASA in Internet. In 1981 went to space in a Columbia rocket.

The modular body let you change nearly everything, digital back, Polaroid back, medium format back…everything! It is an incredible light and resistant cam. During its construction, it was tested under extreme conditions of light, vibration, strength… is able to resist until 90G… 90 times the earth’s gravity!. In my opinion is the perfect adventure cam, resist everything and is really easy to use.

The F3 is one of the most completed cameras you can find into the analogue world, it has everything you need for the perfect pic, photometer, shooting speed from 8 seconds to 1/2000 plus A,X,T,B, and +/- 2 EV for get always the effect you want or anything your mind can imagine, double exposures and much much more.

Quality of photography is amazing but anyway it depends of the optic you have on it. An always trustworthy cam that will becomes your best friend.

written by funfactor on 2010-07-06 #gear #35mm #review #slr #nikon #space #f3


  1. squamy
    squamy ·

    Nice article! Great shots!

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Good article, wonderful gallery. Also check out Topcon.

  3. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    One of the Greatest cams man can make, always been my dream too

  4. funfactor
    funfactor ·

    Thanks for your comments!!

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