|NIKON N60 35mm SLR film camera & 35-80mm Lens.Very Nice Condition.|
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Lagrange, IN, USA
|Nikon N60 SLR 35mm Film STUDENT Camera Body-SILVER-WORKING Condition|
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Lutz, FL, USA
|Model||N60 Body Only|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Shutter Speed||30 to 1/2000 sec|
|Additional Features||Focus Lock|
Average review score based on 38 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love this camera. This is one with the all black body that is on the rare side to find. I have had one of these Nikon N60s for many years and I use it to take photos of famous college football players and coaches - close up on the sidelines. The quality of photos are second to none. Everyone always asks the same question when I show them my photos (8x10 enlargements) - "WOW! What type camera do you use?" Well, it's a Nikon N60. My N60 that I have had for years is currently having touble with the autofocus and shutter release. I have dropped it so many times it was just a matter of time before it was going to go belly up. I am so glad I have a replacement on the way. I got the replacement on ebay at an unbelievable price!
I purchased a Nikon N60 autofocus SLR and a Nikon 24-120 zoom lens both on eBay but from different sellers.
The camera has several different modes of operation to choose from, but only 3 actually worked as advertised. The manual setting, the sport setting, and the night setting work just fine. The Program, aperture priority, and shutter priority all default to the manual setting.
With 3 modes functional, you can probably make do with most lighting situations although aperture priority would be nice to have. The autofocus works well in all modes.
Slides taken under a variety of conditions came back sharp and well-exposed. Indoor pictures taken with a workhorse Vivitar 283 flash came out well-exposed.
This brings up the point as to why I chose the camera. The camera is quite easy to switch over to manual. This is necessary when using a non-dedicated flash.
In fact, the owner's manual warns against using an off-brand flash. I would recommend tuning the camera and flash off before mounting and unmounting the flash.
The Nikon N60 camera is a product of an era perhaps gone by.It straddles different manufacturing philosophies.Being an entry camera it has a comfortable large enough body with a magnesium shell and a viewfinder that,to me ,looks brighter than later even more upscale models like the N80.It has good programming of typical needs for the novice and it has good auto focus.It is also made in Japan by the factories that made the Nikon the reputed quality performer that it is.
Soon after the world was to change.... lower prices,more automation meant
plastics galore and more advanced designer chips bringing amazing automation and control but slight declines in viewfinder brightness,heft,size and quality feel made by cheaper work forces elsewhere.Sound typical?
In short the N60 is handsome ,sturdy metallic heft and feel and brighter viewfinder but relatively primitive non-whizbang matrix metering of center weighted censors and slower autofocus.If you can work good pictures with that,and the classics did so with much less,then you could enjoy the n60.That's why I bought it
I bought this unit about 4 weeks ago for impromptu occasions - when I might not be lugging my Nikon FE with multiple lenses and accessories around with me. The N60 has many electronic features - auto exposure, auto focus, exposure- and focus-lock, selectable exposure metering, etc., but is very simple to use. The 28 - 80 mm zoom lense performs well throughout the range, including the extremes. There are a number of pre-programmed modes - portrait, landscape, "sports", which some might find useful when getting to know the camera. The built-in speedlight performs OK at close range. For a shooter anticipating more flash work, an accessory flash unit would probably be worthwhile. One additional advantage of the N60 is that it is relatively light for a full-featured camera, making it a nice take-along. This may raise questions about durability, which some have questioned. But I have had no problems thus far with moderate use. I recently purchased a spare camera body so I can preload with multiple film types when my walkabouts will include varying light and shading.
I bought the camera used and am very pleased with it. I usually use a Nikon digital, so I have a lot of Nikon lenses, but I needed a film camera too. I don't use film a great deal so a low end ( not built like a Mac truck ) Nikon seemed just the ticket. The Controls are similar to my other Nikons which is nice and the camera has been dependable. It is not built like the older semi-indestructible Nikons so I am careful to treat it gently. The shutter sounds loud and slow to my ear, but the exposures are spot on and there doesn't seem to be any problem with vibration on longer exposures. My only real complaint is the center weighted auto focus. If the center of the frame is not your center of attention you need to switch to manual focus. Fine for most shots, but awkward for high speed action shots. Overall a really good backup film camera for a dyed in the wool Nikon guy like me.