Nikon f100 Overview and First Impressions

This is it. one of the most raved about 35mm film cameras is in my hands. This is my Nikon f100 Overview and First Impressions.

When I first heard about this camera, I was surprised that someone would buy a camera that isn’t even being produced any more. Why would you go for something that is outdated? As I was watching an episode of the Framed Network,  Tanja Lippert explained how she used two of these bad boys on wedding day. Tanja is a 100% film wedding photographer based out of the west coast. I’m a big fan of her work and was astounded that she used this camera. Then through more research, I found more film photographers (specifically wedding photographers) highly recommended this camera for its pro features and good build. Apparently this is a hot camera to have in the world of film photography. So, being a film shooter myself, I had to get it.

Now, we naturally are Canon shooters and love the brand. But I (Juan) also love Nikon’s camera bodies. We both shoot Full Frame. Me, Nikon. Rebekah, Canon. We love both brands and strongly believe that the best camera you can have is the one in your hands. After all, cameras don’t take great pictures, people do ;).

Here a quick over of the camera. This is the body

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This camera is HEFTY. Made out of magnesium alloy, it weighs a good amount and can hold its own. What I first noticed is that it is very similar to modern day DSLR’s. In fact, through a historical show, I learned that many of the Nikon modern day DSLR’s take after the wonderful design of this baby. It has all of your standard modes like Manual, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority, Multiple Shot, Single Shot, etc. along with modern day nobs and button placement. Even the directional pad in the back selects the autofocus point like the newer cameras. Take a look.

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It also takes 4 AA batteries and lasts a pretty long time.


I’ll be using it more and will be writing a full review once I’ve had enough time to shoot with it. To leave you, here’s a shot of inside the beautiful viewfinder.


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