Another old fellow back from the magic cupboad – Nikon F3

In my tradition of using my toys once in a while I picked up the Nikon F3 a couple of weeks before the summer holidays. I had a roll of Kodak Profoto XL 100 ASA left from the trip to Rajahstan but no batteries left from last time I used it, off to the shop then before I can hit the streets (on Singapore) and shoot.

Nikon F3
Nikon F3

So this is my dusty, battered Nikon F3; I bought it back in 1992, in what I recon now was a pretty bad condition for about 600 EUR including the 35-70 f3.5 AI Pro (whatever the “pro” mean). Over these 20 years the fellow traveled through Europe, New York, Egypt, Senegal, Laos, Cambodia, Tahiti and Bora Bora, Reunion Island, Mauritius and last year to Nepal. What I enjoyed the must is its reliability, my best souvenir is when the batteries went out is Assouan and I could make some of my best Egypt shots using the manual trigger. The 50mm 1.4 is a recent addition that I bough last year for the trip to Nepal.

So here are some shots of this most recent roll.


There is always something going on on Orchard Road, this is a street photographer’s paradise; even if sometime you don’t really get what people are up to.

This mysterious vending machine was selling all kind of stuff, I could not guess if this was art or just advertisement. Inside were fake (no way !) gold bars containing various goods, we got a magnet for our 2 bucks, some got T-shirts.


Back to Tiong Baru for breakfast…


Chinese Tombs on Outram Hill; you can find some detailed information here tiongbahruestate.blogspot.sg/2007/08/tan-tock-seng-ad-179….


Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple Race course road ; in Little India.

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Another old fellow back from the magic cupboad – Nikon F3

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