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NIKON F - the 35mm hockeypuck
At one time back in the 60's, someone wrote that a professional camera should be rugged enough to be used as a hockey puck and then still be taken out and shot. That is a little extreme, but there were a very few select cameras that came very close to fitting that bill. One of the most highly ranked was the classic Nikon F. 

  My original Nikon F System (This is an F body - orig. art was lost in the system somewhere) -The photo store I was dealing with in the late 60's (and came later to work for up to the present) had just traded in a Nikon F system and I was getting tired of the slow universal thread mount. My Spotmatic was a wonderful camera, but too slow changing lenses for my amount of shooting. The system was 2 Nikon F's with plain prisms (chrome, not black as I have now - but beggars can't be choosers - this is what was traded in to us), 35mm f2.8 Nikkor, 105mm f2.5 Nikkor and 58mm f1.4 Nikkor. I really loved the 105mm, and when I came to work for Wolfe's they didn't stock it. I told them to order in one and I would sell it or buy it to replace my very used one. Unbeknownst to me, they ordered 3. 2 were sold before they arrived and from then on the 105mm's were usually on backorder because many others had discovered the lens as well and the demand outstripped the supply.

  My Nikon Autofocus I own very few Autofocus SLR cameras.  (orig. photo lost by computer - this is a temporary photo I had of the N2020) These are two, the Nikon N6006 and the N2020.  I like the feel of the N2020 best - it is more compact and provides manual controls more like the old cameras I am accustomed to.  However, the N6006 with built-in flash and faster, more modern autofocus, gets regular use as well, usually when I am doing inside shooting.  Shown are my only autofocus lenses for Nikon, the 50mm f1.8 AF Nikkor is a nice, high speed lens for available light.  The 28-200mm Tamron is my favorite zoom lens.  This is my only autofocus version of the lens, however I also have 2 Adaptall models I use on my older Nikons and some others of my manual focus cameras.Nikon N6006 with a 28-200mm Tamron zoom and a Nikon N2020 with a 50mm f1.8 AF Nikkor 

  Classic Nikon Zoom lenses: My only real Nikkor zoom lenses are these 2 classic zooms, the 43-86mm and 80-200mm Nikkors. They both have only old butterfly coupling, so they will not even mount on my late model cameras.  The two bodies shown are the Nikkormat FT2 black body and Nikkormat FTn chrome.  The Nikkormat served as a backup body for the Nikon F, and also provided the faster 1/125 flash sync compared to the 1/60 of the Nikon F.  At that time, the vertical metal shutter was unique and 1/125 was fast synchronization for a focal plane shutter.