Vintage and Classic Cameras
Backback button   
Nikon F401, 35mm SLR. Photograph gallery.

Looking across the Solent towards the       Isle of Wight

Raphael The Nikon F401 is growing on me, even though it's a heck of a lump. Looking across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight on a bitterly cold February afternoon in 2006. Whilst at right, yet again, is Raphael, increasingly old , frail, diabetic and a remarkable 19 years old when this was taken. This camera is a bit of a pain for black and white use, as it will rewind the film all the way back into the cassette.

Bristol Fighter A regular haunt for collection cameras is the Shuttleworth Collection near Old Warden. This biplane is a Bristol Fighter from WW1, at one time this was a unique surviving flying example but in recent years two more have joined it. The light shutter release made for crisp shots and the hefty weight effectively damps out vibration nicely. I don't like shutter speeds faster than 250th, as the propellers are unnaturally frozen.

Avro Tutor Helicopter The Nikon F401 was taken to an Airshow to see if the auto-focus controls would cope. Generally it was okay, but did tend to hunt if the finger was relaxed after the initial focus lock was made, in the end I found myself using the camera entirely manually. However the two pictures shown here were both auto focus and exposure. The auto-focus was useful at the Shuttleworth Collection show as the aeroplanes can get quite close, requiring a definite attempt to focus back from infinity.
Golden Aspens in Colorado New York taxi in rain

Salisbury Cathedral

RNLI Poole lifeboat

Above left, a couple of images from the 2010 trip to the United States, which took in a 1800 mile bike ride through Colorado, the Nikon didn't object to being bounced around in a tank bag for ten days. First off, yellowing Aspens outside of Gunnison and above right a New York taxi scythes through a very wet Broadway.

At left, back in the UK we have Salisbury Cathedral and the Poole lifeboat formating on the steamship Waverley during a practice rescue.

Go to main navigation page
Of Out Own Demise Square Advert
Go to index of LICM cameras
Go to index by era



© Living Image Vintage Cameras 2000-2023