The camera was known for its durability and a special model was outfitted for NASA to record early space missions including the Apollo moon landing.. The Nikon F was a very modular system accepting special 250 load backs, viewfinders for various applications, a motor drive, and a complete line on lenses from a super-wide 21mm to 1000mm telephoto. In the studio we were able to mount a polaroid back on the rear of the camera to test exposures.
|The Nikon F and FTn were the first professional SLR cameras I used. The one above is shown with my press pass to an early space shuttle mission.|
|A Nikon FTn shown here with the back removed to load film, in this case Kodachrome II which had an ASA (ISO) of 25 -- not exactly a speed demon.|
|Two photos of the Brazilian Baroque town of Ouro Preto taken in the late 1960's with my Nikon F camera.|