Nikon Rangefinder Camera

The Nikon rangefinder camera is made by the Nikon Corporation which is headquartered in Tokyo. They make all kinds of products and are part of the Mitsubishi Group. This company was founded in 1917 under the name of Nippon. The company was renamed Nikon Corporation in 1988 after their cameras.  The Nikon rangefinder camera is one of the best 35mm cameras that you can buy if you are into photography for a hobby or an amateur photographer. These cameras are famous for being able to automatically focus on your subject so that you can automatically get the best picture. With a Nikon rangefinder camera you will not have to calculate the distance of the shot or worry about the lighting. This camera will do all of that for you.

With a rangefinder camera you will not lose the moment of exposure as there is no momentary black out when you take the picture as there is with some other types of cameras. These cameras have a brightline finder so you can see what is going on all the time. It also gives you the ability to take photographs in less than optimum light. A flash is not really necessary so many users find this to their liking since they are not distracted by the flash at the moment they take the photo. With a rangefinder camera you can remain in complete control all the time. All you have to do is set the focus, shutter speed and aperture.

The very first Nikon rangefinder camera was a 35mm camera called the Nikon 1. This camera was released for sale in 1948 in Japan. It wasn’t even known about in the U.S. until 1950. This is when some photographers from Life magazine became aware of them. They were impressed with the photos taken by the Nikon 1 and the lenses used in them such as the Nikkor-P.C 1:2 f=8.5cm. This is when the Japanese lenses became as popular as the German lenses that were previously in demand. The lenses made by Nikkon were quickly made to fit the German Leicas cameras and have remained been popular ever since. The first Nikon rangefinder camera to be sold in the United States was the Nikon S. It began being sold in the U.S. in 1951 and quickly became popular and sold very well. Since then they have made many different models and all have been popular in the U.S.

There are a few drawbacks inherent with a rangefinder camera. For one, they tend to restrict the type of zoom lenses that can be used so this can be limiting to a professional photographer. Most of the rangefinder cameras only use the lenses that they come with when you buy it, unless it is a digital rangefinder. You can buy other lenses for a digital rangefinder but they tend to be very expensive and will only work with certain models. However, if you are an amateur photographer and want to take action shots, a Nikon rangefinder camera is one that may be perfect for you. It will give you high quality pictures every time after you learn how to use it the correct way. Learning to use a rangefinder camera will help you to improve your photography skills since you will be able to take action shots of all kinds of things. These cameras provide the perfect alternative for those who love to take pictures of daily activities.

For more information on Nikon rangefinder cameras try using your favorite search engine online. If you are one who likes to collect cameras then the Nikon rangefinder S3 year 2000 limited edition camera would be a good addition. This camera is a replica of the 1958 Nikon S3 camera with the 50mm Nikkor lens. However, this Nikon has a heft price tag of about 5,000. They are available online as well.

This Nikon Rangefinder Camera Review is Written/Updated on Jun 9th, 2011 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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