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#1 Dallas


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:50

What are your experiences with this camera? This topic will be indexed on our Equipment pages. Please keep your responses relevant to your personal experience with the item so that others may derive value from them.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:21

It's a great AE body for use with odd lenses.  I found this a very useful body to keep permanently mounted with a mirror lens, for example, and for experimenting with strange lenses via adapters.  I could always rely on the metering.  I've still got it - the low prices these fetch today make it hard to justify the effort of selling.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 21:16

I don't see much sense in using this camera any more; but in a collection of interesting camera designs the EL can take up an important place: It was Nikon's answer to the AE cameras of the competition - and what an answer: It was as far as I can remember the first AE camera, where you select the apperture and the exposure time gets executed automatically. The AE camera before were vice-versa, which is for most situations - except e.g. sports - the wrong approach.

It was one of the first cameras to include electronics; but it still used a Cds sensor which was slow in adapting from high to low light levels.

I used one for many years and was very pleased with it; it sits in my small collection of historically interesting Nikon products, aside to an F3 and some lens.

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