Ever since I first got hooked on classic cameras, I've wanted an F. Well, I finally got one a few weeks ago. So of course I had to let it sit on the shelf for a while before putting any film in it. Why? I don't know. Too many new cameras I guess. Anyhow, I decided to remedy this situation today. I won't bother to go into the History of the F. Pages upon pages have been written on it by people that know a lot more about it than me. All I'll say is that mine dates from between April and June of 1967 and is equipped with the Tn version of the Photomic finder. I was told when I bought it that the meter still worked. And it does... sometimes... whenever it feels like it, I guess. It was apparently in an uncooperative mood today. These pictures were shot on Fujicolor 200 color film. I don't know if it was bad chemicals at Wallgreen's, operator error in scanning (by operator I mean me), or what, but the colors all looked like crap. So I converted them to black and white. So, obviously, what you see here doesn't really represent what came out of the camera. However I didn't apply any sharpening in the process. I started out in the back yard with my 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor. Later I went down to the Mud Island area, which is really a peninsula and was once a shanty-town until a few decades ago when those people were forcibly removed in the name of progress. The houses there now could hardly be called shacks. I'd meant to bring my 35/2.8 but wasn't paying much attention and accidentally grabbed the 28/3.5 instead. I also brought my 105/2.5 along for a short tele option. Scanning was done on an Epson V600 @ 2400 dpi. Black and white conversion done in Capture NX2. A face only a mother could love. Knockout Rose (55/3.5 Micro) Trumpets (55/3.5 Micro) These flowers were crowing on a weed poking through the fence from the neighbor's yard. (55/3.5 Micro) I forget what these are called. I'm not much of a horticulturist. (105/2.5) The magnolias are blooming. (105/2.5) Have a seat (105.2.5) There are lots of small ponds and fountains on Mud Island. (28/3.5) Lots of walking paths too. (28/3.5) Some of them are apparently intended for really short people. (28/3.5) That's all. Thanks for looking.