As a way to keep my connection with shooting film alive, I have been on a mission to re-acquire all of the film cameras that I’ve used since first picking up one in high school. Now another one has come home to the Story Road.
Before I sold my Nikon outfit and moved to a Leica system, I packed this beauty. This Nikon F3 was a workhorse for most all of my photojournalist friends at the great Philadelphia newspapers in the mid to late 1980’s.
Though this one does not have the original Highpoint viewfinder that I owned, it was still a gem to shoot. I coupled it with an MD-4 motor drive which easily helped burn through the then plentiful film at 5 fps.
It arrived this week. No motor, no HP viewfinder. But, it came with a lot of memories and a mission to create new ones, on film, manually…one frame at a time. See you down the Road.