Cult Nikon NIKONOS V Underwater Film Camera with fast Nikkor 35mm F2.8 Lens.

Cult Nikon NIKONOS V Underwater Film Camera with fast Nikkor 35mm F2.8 Lens.

$495.00

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If you are looking for the best underwater film camera and you found the Nikon NIKONOS V, search no more, your search was a success.
A better underwater film camera than NIKONOS V you won't find.

The Nikonos V camera operates with a detachable scale focus lens. A simple reel-to-reel loading system with a manual advance lever means you get that classic "first-frame light leak" if you so desire. You have complete shutter control with options for 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, and Bulb mode. Built-in brains allow for aperture priority, making this camera a super handy companion. If used properly, you don’t really have to think about anything but composing your shot. If you're testing the dark depths of the camera, you're in luck: the body has a cold shoe mount for dive strobes.

The 35mm interchangeable lens of the Nikonos has two dials. The silver one changes focus and simultaneously marks the center of the depth of field scale. The black one adjusts aperture. As you set your aperture, a two-needle readout on the front mechanically narrows or widens to estimate the depth of field limits for those settings. As you are shooting, your objective is to keep the subject somewhere in the middle of these two points to achieve best focus. This can be a lot of work, but simple workarounds and film selections can make operation extremely simple.

This Nikonos V has the TTL AUTO exposure control of the previous Nikonos IV-A, and adds TTL flash exposure control, in-finder shutter speed LEDs and manual shutter speeds and metering. It also for the first time comes in orange or dark green.
TTL flash control is huge; it's how you shoot just about everything underwater.

Its manual speeds aren't needed per se, but are used in place of auto exposure lock or exposure compensation under difficult lighting conditions. It's easier to move the one big mode dial than it would be to fiddle with another AEL or compensation control.

For everything else, having the shutter speed shown in the finder for both manual and AUTO exposure control is a huge benefit over the older cameras.

The fact that you will have the full power of 35mm film in a small, water-tight package makes NIKONOS V a must-own piece of equipment. The Nikonos V is more than just any old 35mm camera; there is a cult following around this camera. The Nikonos V is as majestic as it is simple. The basic functions make it one of the most consumer-friendly 35mm cameras out there.

The camera comes with free U-FLOAT Floatable Camera Grip.

The camera had only one original owner and it is in very good condition.

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