Posts tagged: slr
A couple of Nikon F cameras in the brilliant 1974 movie, “The Conversation.”
One of them has an “action finder”. They are both fitted with a motor drive.
In the 2001 movie “Iris”, the story of novelist Iris Murdoch, we see this Nikon F4.
The F4 was the first pro Nikon SLR to have autofocus. Interestingly, it was also the first to have no manual film advance lever.
Iris (2001) - Nikon F4
Cameras in “Killer Elite” (2011).
The ex-mercenary Danny Bryce is seen at one point with a Nikon F2 Photomic but is never seen using it. His working camera is an Olympus XA.
Another spy uses a Ricoh KR-5, and yet another has a very nice black body Olympus OM-1 with a motor drive.
A time-travelling Nikon F in Doctor Who, Season 7, Episode 9, “Hide” (2013).
The Doctor travels through the entirety of Earth’s history, past and future, with a borrowed Nikon F Photomic FTn. I always knew it was a rugged camera.
Doctor Who uses a Nikon F Photomic FTn.
Episode 9 of the new Season 7, “Hide”.
Graham Nash’s self-portrait on this album covers shows him holding a 35mm SLR. It’s difficult to tell just what it is.
Father Ted shooting with a Nikon F90. Unknown lens, possibly a 500mm Tamron.
It’s interesting to note that the “Nikon” branding has been taped over, but the model number, which clearly identifies the camera as a NIkon, is uncovered.
The F90 (N90 in the US for some reason) was an autofocus 35mm SLR camera manufactured throughout the 90’s. It was at the time a bit of a stop-gap measure to fill a hole in the Nikon line-up - a rapidly autofocussing SLR. Te pro model of the time, the F4, had sluggish autofocus, and Nikon was losing customers to Canon. The F5 came a little later, and fixed the problem.
George Harrison with a plain prism Nikon F.
Mostly NIkons, but maybe an Olympus OM, seen in The Boondock Saints (1999).
The late 90’s was a dull time for 35mm cameras. Everything was autofocus and the sort of ugly smooth styling that is common today with dSLR’s was rife. There is an assortment cameras seen briefly in this movie and, while I can’t be certain of the identity of some of them, they mostly resemble Nikons. A lovely F3 - regarded by many as the peak of the NIkon SLR’s is visible among the journalists early in the movie, and also what must surely be a Olympus OM camera. Nice to see a couple of real cameras among the ugly blobs.