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Nikon F55 35mm Film SLR Review


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Over the past few years I've reviewed quite a few film cameras, from a 1917 Folding Kodak, a 1960's Mamiya TLR, the classic Trip 35, and many more. They've all got two things in common, character and idiosyncrasies.

True, you'll get great photographs from these older cameras, but the price is that they can be a little tricky to use, especially if you're used to using fully automatic digital cameras.

The beauty of the Nikon F55 Film SLR is that offers all the fully automatic modes of your digital camera, including automatic exposure and focus - yet we've got the gorgeous look of film. The F55 also has all the creative controls at your finger tips - aperture priority, shutter priority and fully manual modes.

The F55 (or N55 as its known in the USA) is a great camera that can be had for bargain prices on eBay. It may not have the Kudos of its 35mm cousins, but it sure is easy to take a great photo with it.

Cheers, Rob.


Reader Comments (2)

I'm still mad at my F55 because I found the mid-roll-rewind button combination while trying to figure out flash exposure compensation. ;( Great little camera though.

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLewis Collard

I've got one of the earlier autofocus Nikons in my collection (F-401), but the autofocus is so slow that I can usually focus faster with my manual lenses so it doesn't get much use unless I want to use film when it's rather cold out, due to the 4 x AA batteries that it uses. I bet this one would be a dream with a 35 f/2 or 50mm f/1.8.


June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Reynolds

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