Nikon F from 1971

We are pleased to offer this wonderful Nikon F for purchase. It’s a one owner camera (bought new in Chicago). It has never been offered for sale before. The serial number is SN 7293919 which establishes a production date between October 1971 and February 1972.

The camera is in mint condition – just a bit off from a mint new condition. It has been very gently used with probably no more than 20 rolls of film ever run through it (that’s likely way high). If you’ve ever wanted to own the legendary Nikon F, then here’s your chance. Everything works as it should and quite simply put this camera is stunningly beautiful!

Nikon F 35mm SLR Film Camera

Simply one of the best SLRs – ever. It’s in mint condition with only the slightest traces of past use. It comes from a one owner home that has a smoke and pet free environment. This camera is ready to roll – just add your favorite film, attach your favorite lens and go create! The Nikon F is a fully mechanical camera – no battery needed so there’s no built-in TTL exposure metering – pure old school shooting. Contact me for a shipping quote to your location. It must be shipped via accountable means with door to door tracking with signature and insurance. With that said I’m sure we can work out a very affordable shipping option for you. Don’t let this opportunity to own this wonderful camera slip through your hands. Additional pictures are available at (it can be purchased in our Etsy shop if you would like). Thanks, Chris


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New Toy – Yashica U-matic

Wonderful 8mm film camera from around 1961 –

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Complete kit – I’m only missing the original batteries. Not pictured is the wired remote control.

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LIFE magazine ad from 1961

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From the Australian catalog by Swift & Bleakley c1962

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“Oh no”, she exclaimed! “Not movie cameras too!” Carol to Chris upon seeing the new toy.

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1960s Hi-Tech – It’s a flashcube, baby!

You would have been considered hi-tech in the mid-1960s with this set-up (well, the Yashica TLR was a bit dated by then) but the flashcube was all the rage.

This little unit was made around 1965 or so by the Japanese company Gold Crest (think Vivitar) – they manufactured all types of little gizmos for photography in the 1950s and 60s. I picked the Yashica 44 (from 1958) to use as the model for the flashcube adapter – the gray metalwork and gray leather go well with the flash unit.

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The adapter was powered by a Mallory M-504 15 volt battery. Gold Crest, by the way, made their own 15v batteries too. The lever on the back rotated the flash cube and the little silver lever popped it off. Too cool!


Check out the awesome color of the vinyl case! The 504 battery is still available today for under $10 if the mood strikes to fire off some cubes!

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