The Nikonos V is one of my favorite cameras. It’s one of the few film cameras that has an integrated waterproof housing so you can shoot it like a normal 35mm camera without a bulky underwater housing case. Well almost, normally…
To be honest, it was a pretty fun camera to shoot with. The waist level viewfinder is big and bright which made focusing pretty easy, and for the size of the negatives that it’s producing, it’s still a fairly compact package.
It’s not perfect by any means. It doesn’t give you a ton of control while shooting, manual focusing with the distance markings is a little tricky, and the lens is certainly not gonna win any sharpness awards. But what it lacks in specs, it makes up for with heart and simplicity and the pure fun of shooting it.
Zach’s been listening to these since they were originally put out in 2010. And while we love some of his playlists more than others, they’re all great if you’re not 100% sure what you want to listen to, but you want to either hear something new or get a nice cohesive album while you’re driving or working.
Light meters tend to be big and bulky and, being as I’m often already traveling with several cameras, I like to keep my gear as minimal as possible. Enter the Lumu! It’s tiny and it plugs directly into my iPhone so no extra gear to haul with and keep charged.