Adox APH 09
Yesterday I borrowed an Nikon FE from a friend and I went for a little walk with it just to see if I felt good using it. My last SLR camera was a Contax N1, a beautiful, huge. solid camera but mine had front focus issues, so I sold it.
What a great feeling using the FE, manual focusing an SLR camera is a joy. The aperture priority mode is perfect for my shooting style (If I do have one) and the overall simplicity of the Nikon FE is wonderful.
I ‘m not a rangefinder guy. I have lot’s of problems focusing with one and sometimes I like to get closer and the minimum focusing distance of most rangefinder lenses is a turn off for me.
All the sudden I felt like I was discovering photography again. Going back 20 years, back to the days of my old Nikon FG and it was almost like an emotional experience. I’m an SLR guy, no question about it and I will add a 35mm camera to my collection. In a couple of weeks I will go to Oporto to visit a dear friend which is also my trusty camera dealer and I think I will snap his Nikon FE.
My love for 35mm SLR cameras came back strong.
PS: The usual time for this film/developer combination is 5 minutes. My developer was a bit colder than 20º C so I gave it an extra 2 minutes.