Nikonos 35mm Underwater Camera
- Bought this from a friend in High School for $75... Around 1970, I think I'm the 3rd owner. Mechanism levers up with the neck strap connectors and seals with an O-ring all the way around. Lens also seals with an O-ring and comes off and on with a lift and 1/4 turn. Removing the lens unlocks the mechanism to be levered out. Pretty ingenious camera design.
The Freedom and Simplicity of Vintage Equipment and
Vintage Diving Technique are Why I Got Back Into Diving.
I still have my Nikonos II setup. I haven't used it since 2005 when I went digital. It did the job, but had several short comings. By guess and by golly focusing, really picky sealing system, really expensive lense options for a start. I'm all into vintage, but even my DA is a good performer by modern day standards. The pre Nik V leaves a lot to be desired. I just can't justify it. If anybody wants to buy mine, PM me for details.