Nikonos iii

5 Frames in the Rain – Portra 160 in a Nikonos III – by David Hume

The day I made these shots I was woken up by surreal yellow light coming through the window of the shack.

We’ve stayed at this beach each summer for thirty or more years and I’d never seen this before. The sun had snuck over the hills and hit some God clouds and rain and bounced back towards us. At first I seriously thought something was wrong until I worked out what was going on. Of course I grabbed a camera but I was not really prepared – my Nikon F2 wasn’t loaded so I made a couple of frames on my daughter’s FE but I thought I’d missed the opportunity. Sure enough, by the time I’d put a film in the F2 the light had passed.

Nikon Nikonos III

The Nikon Nikonos III – Review and Photos From the Kayak – By David Hume

In theory it’s an underwater camera, but probably in 2020 mine shouldn’t go deep-sea diving. Unless I get it serviced and all the O rings replaced I’ll just settle for it being a gorgeous little waterproof lump of art and ergonomics, and leave it at that.

The Nikonos I, II and III were all based on the Calypso – a camera designed in the 1950s by Belgian Jean de Wouters with input from Jacques Cousteau.

5 frames from Mo’orea with a Nikonos III – by Marc Gabor

To most people “Tahiti” immediately conjures up images of paradise; aquamarine lagoons, palm trees and volcanic peaks jutting out of the middle of the pacific. Tahiti is in fact just one of more than 100 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. And while Tahiti is undoubtedly beautiful, it’s sister island, Mo’orea located 10km to the west is even more charming. To put things in perspective, in pre-western Hawaii, Mo’orea was the island destination of choice for chiefs and princes looking for a romantic getaway.

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