Camera Confidential: Nikon F with Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 and Modified Prism

February, 4th 2021. Thursday. 6pm. Vancouver – Nicole: Recently I got myself a Nikon F with a photomic metered prism. I found the photomic prism extremely heavy to say the least, I also found classic non-metered prisms extremely expensive. I was complaining to my friend, Alex, about this and turns out he had previously made himself a 3D printed prism housing for his Nikon F2 and he offered to make me one too. I just had to ebay myself a broken photomic head (mine was in much to good of condition to sacrifice) and he did the rest. I won’t even pretend to know how, just know that after about a week he had installed it on my camera and I was ready to go! (If your interested you can direct message him on his Instagram at @iamalexderr). I like the no name brand appearance of the 3D printed prism housing, and this may be stupid, but I feel better about bringing it out in the rain or snow.

 

Nikon F with 3D printed prism

Nikon F with 3D printed prism

Nikon F with 3D printed prism

Nikon F with 3D printed prism

 

February, 14th 2021. Sunday. 10:00am. Vancouver – Nicole: I finally got to use my new prism when it was snowing so I decided to shoot things from my apartment window. My favorite shot is of a seagull that sat on our balcony railing for a unusually long time and gazed in the window at the cat and I sitting on the bed. It was quite a dark stormy day. Perhaps his flippers had frozen to the railing… I must also mention during the processing of this roll Mustafa’s roll stuck to mine… I LOVE the crazy pattern it made across the top of the frame, however he wasn’t so lucky, his frames were destroyed.

 

 Epilogue –

When I finally got to shoot it again, this camera and lens combo took great photos that were super sharp! The Fujifilm Acros is super smooth too and has a beautiful silver look to it, which you can especially see in the metal of the building in the last photo!

 


 

 

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