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July 25, 2017

1/125th f1.8

Nikon – today marks a century of fine optics and photographic equipment from the iconic Japanese camera manufacturer. I’ve had several makes of SLR camera: Pentax, Minolta, Canon; but the one I’ve stuck with for twenty odd years is Nikon. From all manual FM, to the bombproof F3 (still my favorite!) I now have a digital SLR which allows me to snap away and capture multiple ‘rolls-worth’ of exposures on a trip. Our recent road trip east saw 1,500 operations of the shutter button. I’m standing outside the Frick museum in Pittsburgh at the Irving Penn exhibit (who incidentally was born in 1917 too).