Retro Review: Nikon N2020 "For the Professional Photographer, Timing is Everything"
|This Nikon N-2020 came with an awesome strap, leather case and you can
see the Grandpa key chain connected to the strap.
There are a lot of factors for photographers - both professional and casual - to take into account. Style, ease of use, compatibility (with other lenses), low light performance, megapixels and recommendations from bloggers, friends and photographers that they admire. Your choice of camera is a very personal one.. and it is sometimes a permanent one.
This is the Nikon N-2020 or the F-501 in some countries. Wikipedia calls it Nikon's first successful auto-focus SLR camera. It has retained some value. It goes for as much at $125 on Ebay. At that price it sounds like a good camera for a student in a photography class. The TV commercial for this camera billed it as professional camera for the amateur... "For the Professional Photographer timing is everything.. something most amateur photographers can't do." Not to mention, the $55 rebate. For 1987... that had to be at least worth $200.
|The awesome psychedelic neckstrap
|My first soldering job
How does it work?
|The Nikon DF. You can see the simlarities
between the two cameras
|Auto-Exposure lock and Auto-focus lock
|Shutter Speed Selector, beep on-off switch, shutter release
|Auto focus/manual focus selector, Manual, Continuous, Single