After writing the post about the designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, I did end up getting one of the cameras in the post. I did a bit of wheeling and dealing on Kijiji (which has killed Craigslist in Canada), and got a Nikon F4S from a nice guy who used to do wedding photography in the ’80s and ’90s.
I mentioned in the earlier post that there are two main versions of this: The F4S takes 6 AA batteries and is a fair bit taller than the F4, which takes 4 AAs. Interestingly, Nikon sold these two versions of the camera, but apart from the removable grip on each, they’re the same camera. I was lucky enough to get both grips for my copy, so I can save some weight by switching to the smaller grip, as I’ve done in this photo:
The camera still weighs a lot either way, but it’s fine for me. This thing is so solid, and it just oozes quality. It’s so well designed, and so well made, you can tell when you hold it that it was very high end when it was released.Leave a Comment