Old School.

Look what came in the mail today. Dog, what is it? It's a Nikonos V underwater camera. Hold the fort amigo, it ain't a digicam. I know, she's an old school 35mm rangefinder and right now she's in my bathtub undergoing sea trials with my wife. [Sorry no pics available.]

I can finally take those up close surf and sailing shots that I have always wanted to, Papa has got a new (old) camera. I can't wait to take her out into the surf zone.


Lens - Interchangeable Nikonos bayonet
Format - 35mm Underwater (rangefinder)
Maximum Depth - 160' (49m)
Focus Modes- Manual
Focusing Range- Depends on lens
Exp. Modes - Aperture priority & manual
Shutter Speed - 1/1000th to 1/30th Second + bulb (1/90th second mechanical default)
ISO Range - 25-1600
Flash - Bulkhead for Nikonos 5 pin sync cord
Film Wind - Manual
Self Timer - No
Color - Orange
Power Source - Two 1.5-Volt A76 (LR44) batteries or (1) 2L76 (DL1/3N) 3V Lithium battery
Dimensions (WxHxD) - 5.7 x 3.9 x 2.3" (145 x 99 x 58mm)
Weight - 1.54lb (700g)

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