Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera – part 1

This is a look at the Nikon Coolpix 995 camera which was introduced by Nikon in about 2001. It follows the design of other Coolpix cameras in that the optical unit is separate from the display unit, making it possible to hold the body at an angle where the screen is easily seen while the lens is pointing at the subject. In effect, this was an early attempt to solve the problem which is currently solved with an articulating screen. […]

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Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera

The Nikon 950 is one of Nikon’s earliest digital cameras and is interesting because of its novel design. The lens unit and the monitor unit are on different sides of the camera and are joined by a swivel joint which allows the monitor to be visible while the lens unit is positioned at any angle. These pictures can also be viewed full sized here. My Camera I paid only £5 for this camera because it has a mechanical fault which […]

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Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital camera

The Nikon Coolpix series of cameras included one model with an iconic design that solved the problem of how to compose a picture on an LCD as the camera is held in multiple positions in a novel and interesting way. The camera was split into a monitor section and a lens section, with a swivel joint between the two parts. The series started in the late 1990’s with the Coolpix 900 and there were several improved models in the range. […]

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My top camera finds of 2015

The start of a new year always leads us to thinking about the year just past, and as a camera collector I automatically think in terms of the best cameras I’ve acquired over the last 12 months. Therefore I decided to write a post looking back at what I consider to be my top finds of last year. Bronica ETRsi I’ve wanted a medium format camera for a long time and in fact purchased a Pentacon Six which I hoped […]

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Nikon F80 sample photographs

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Nikon F80 to use as a film camera when I’m out with my Nex 6 and today I received my first test film back from processing. It has always been my belief that the quality of a film camera really comes down to the accuracy of the exposure measurement and the quality of the lens, and that if you have a poor lens the results will be poor, but I think I […]

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Nikon F80 35mm autofocus slr camera

The Nikon F80 is a new addition to my vintage camera collection but it’s one with a difference – it’s a camera I intend to use regularly. I’ve been thinking for a while about getting a good 35mm autofocus camera (sounds a bit silly coming from someone who owns about 60 35mm cameras!) which I could take with me when I go anywhere to shoot with my Nex 6 or Pentax K5. Although I’m not someone who thinks that 35mm […]

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