The Nikon F3 was one of the company’s most successful professional film cameras, and remained in production for 20 years – including 12 years after its “successor”the F4 was introduced in 1988. The Nikon F3 was a true system camera – available with 5 different viewfinders, 20 focussing screens, interchangeable film backs, motor drives, dedicated flash units and camera cases – as well as hundreds of different lenses as well. Multiple versions of the camera were produced during its lifespan, and its build quality and reliability were legendary and highly valued by professional photographers – and are part of the reason that it is still much sought after by film photographers today.
This particular F3 body has been owned by me for 20 years, having had one previous owner. In the time I have owned it, it has had light use, being kept mainly as a backup camera. It is working absolutely faultlessly, and is in very good cosmetic condition. The only marks on it are on the baseplate – mainly where it has been screwed on and off a tripod and motor drive. The felt light traps in the camera were replaced about 4 years ago.
This F3 body comes with the standard DE-2 eye-level viewfinder, type K focussing screen (matte/Fresnel field with microprism & split-image rangefinder), body cap and instruction manual. I am also including an original Nikon DK-4 rubber eyecup.
It is for sale at £280.00.
The camera is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and a personal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate what lovely condition it is in. I am also willing to ship it anywhere in the UK (subject to extra carriage charges). Please contact me for further details.
The Tenba D17 is a professional quality shoulder bag measuring 17½” x 15″ x 11″ designed for photographers who have to carry a large amount of photographic equipment. It is designed specifically for digital cameras, and is also large enough to accommodate medium format systems. This bag is even large enough to hold my Nikon 200 – 500mm lens with a camera attached in the upright position!
It can hold 3 motorised camera bodies, 6 lenses, a flash and up to 24 media cards – as well as having 150 in³ of zipped storage space for smaller items.
This bag is for sale at only £60.00.
It is completely new and unused. It is missing its shoulder strap – which is actually not a disadvantage. This is because the clips used on the shoulder strap and carrying handle are prone to break unexpectedly (I have had 2 of them fail in exactly the same way) and should not be trusted in my opinion. Multiple reports on the internet speak of the same problems, so it’s obviously a design flaw with the clips themselves.
Fortunately, it is very easy to attach another shoulder strap or carry handle to the sturdy D shaped metal rings on the bag itself.
The bag is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I would strongly recommend personal inspection to ensure that it meets your storage requirements, but I am happy to ship it anywhere in the UK if that is not possible. Please contact me for more details.
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Nikon has always had a reputation for making some of, if not the finest, zoom lenses in the 70/80 – 200mm range. This lens is no exception. It was the ultimate manual focus lens of this type, and is of the “push/pull” design – featuring a single ring for both zooming and focussing.
Nikon’s manual focus AIS lenses were renowned for being close to mechanical perfection, and both the zooming and focussing movements of this lens are silky smooth (one of the reasons why these lenses are valued so highly by videographers). This lens is also razor-sharp optically, and can be used not only on all the Nikon film cameras, but also many modern F mount digital slrs. Cameras from the D7000 series upwards provide rangefinder-assisted manual focus and correct exposure metering after you have set the maximum aperture of the lens in the camera’s menus (except for the D7500).
The diaphragm mechanism in this lens is working perfectly, and the optics are in absolutely mint condition – with no marks or scratches, fungus or even dust visible inside the lens at all. Cosmetically, there are some small marks on the lens barrel in one place, but otherwise, the lens is in excellent condition.
I have owned this lens from new (purchase price £800 in 1992!), and it comes with its original box, Nikon warranty card and manual. I am also including a Hoya 62mm UV filter (the lens has always been protected by a filter), and a metal Nikon HN-23 screw-in lens hood.
This lens is for sale at £300.00.
It is in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and inspection of the lens in person is highly recommended. I am also willing to ship it anywhere in the UK (subject to extra carriage charges).
Please contact me for further details.
This is a traditional black and white photographic print which I am selling as part of a limited edition of only 50 copies. It shows the old telephone boxes next to the Post Office in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield on a murky day in October 1983, with Hyde Park Flats in the distance.
This is a completely traditional (analogue) photographic print. It was shot on 35mm Ilford Pan F black and white film, which I processed myself. It was then hand-printed by me on Agfa Record Rapid fibre-based paper for archival permanence. The print has a natural warm tone from the chloro-bromide paper, which I feel suits the subject matter.
Each print measures 16″x12″ including borders (the actual image area is approx. 15½”x11″), and each one is signed and numbered by myself.
Copies cost £75.00 each (including postage within the UK). Please contact me to order a copy.
The Milano is a luxury contemporary style album which cannot fail to impress. It is handmade in Italy from materials that look and feel like leather, with an uncompromising attention to detail and design flair – right down to the bespoke cotton bag to protect the matching carrying case the album is supplied with.
The album measures approx 13¼”x13″, and is of traditional bookbound construction. The ivory cover is plain – so the album could be used for showcasing other types of photography – portraiture, events, product ranges etc. – as well as wedding photography. The 15 black slip-in leaves hold up to 30 prints with or without overlays. Without overlays, the maximum print size is 11″x11″ and it takes just a few seconds to slide the print in, without need for any adhesives. This allows prints to be easily changed at a later date.
There is only one of these albums available, and it is priced at just £100.00.
This Sandhurst album was handmade in England by Spicer Hallfield – the UK’s largest wedding album manufacturer before they went out of business. It was one of their top-of-the-range Elizabethan albums, all of which were of traditional bookbound construction with heavyweight slip-in leaves.
The album measures approx 13½”x13″ externally, and has an unpadded leather cover with two raised gold bands on the spine, and gold metal corners. It has 20 brown slip-in leaves (ie 40 sides) with gold burl edges, allowing it to hold up to 40 11″x11″ prints without overlays.
I have only one of these albums, and it is for sale at just £65.00 – less than half its original trade price.
The luxurious Girona album was handmade in England by Spicer Hallfield – the UK’s largest wedding album manufacturer before they went out of business. It was one of their top-of-the-range Elizabethan albums, all of which were bookbound albums with heavyweight slip-in leaves.
The album measures approx 12″x11¾” externally and has a padded grey leather cover, with a decorative silver chain pattern in the centre. It has 20 black slip-in leaves (ie. 40 sides) with grey burl edges to hold up to 40 9½” x 9½” prints. Prints simply slide in – no adhesives required. This makes it a very simple matter to assemble the album in the first place, or swop individual prints in just a matter of seconds. It also makes it an ideal sample album for when making an impression is really important. It also comes with its own presentation box.
Although designed primarily for weddings, the album is equally suitable for other types of photography – such as portraiture, event, still life or product shots.
The album is new, and I have only one example of it. I am selling it at just £50.00.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in this album. It is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
I am happy to send the album by post, but please be advised that (due to its substantial weight) carriage charges will be quite high, and will be in addition to the price above.
This versatile presentation album was made by Art Leather in New York, whose slogan was “The World’s Finest Albums and Folios”. That may be a bit of American marketing hype, but there is no doubt that this is a very stylish and well made album.
The black cover is slightly padded and is made of a grained leather-like material, with 2 gold lines around the edges. Other than those, the cover is plain, making this album suitable for displaying a wide range of subject matter – weddings, portraits, pet photos, still lifes or product photos etc. The 10 slip-in leaves each have a single gold line around the aperture, and the album can hold up to twenty 5″x5″ prints. Prints simply slide into place, with no adhesives required – making it very simple to change individual prints (or all of them) at a later date without damaging the album in any way.
As Art Leather went out of business quite some time ago (so much for being the “world’s finest”!), this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of their albums brand new. It has never been used in any way, and comes complete with its matching black presentation box measuring just under 8″x7″.
This quality presentation album costs only £20.00 (postage extra if required). It is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Please contact me if you are interested in this album, or require any further information about it.
Traditional Albums With Overlays
These Aylesbury and Dovedale albums are traditional albums designed to hold prints up to 5″x5″ with overlays. They all measure approx. 8″x6¾” and are designed to be more portable than larger albums, or as parents’ albums.
The two Aylesbury albums have softly padded cream covers with a textured finish, and both have “Wedding” blocked in gold on the cover.
They are supplied with one of two options:
- deluxe gold-edged leaves and premium grained and varnished black overlays to hold twenty 5″x3½” prints
- standard deckle-edged brown leaves and overlays to hold up to thirty 5″x5″, 5″x4″ and 5″x3½” prints
The Dovedale album (see below and in photo at top of the page) has a smooth padded grey cover which is blocked “Our Daughter’s Wedding” in gold. It is supplied with 15 deckle-edged paste-on grey leaves which can hold thirty prints up to 6″x6″ in size. Alternatively, prints can be mounted using the included matching grey overlays with gold blocking, with pre-cut apertures for 5″x5″ and 5″x4″ prints.
This album has no presentation box, but costs only £10.00.
I also have a range of handmade wedding albums for sale at bargain prices. See here for further details.
Wedding Thank You Cards
Cream card mounts featuring a subtle linen embossed surface blocked ‘Thank You’ in silver in the bottom right hand corner of the cover. Inside is an overlay made with matching board and an aperture to hold a 5″x3½” print (portrait format), with an embossed aperture line crossing in each corner. Supplied complete with matching white envelopes.