Getting a Nikon F3 (again…only to sell it…again)

Panos Voudouris
5 min readDec 14, 2022

The Nikon F3. Nikon’s top end film SLR camera of the 80s. I had one (a few years ago, not in the 80s!), the F3HP to be precise. A wonderfully smooth SLR which I very much enjoyed using for 5 years up to 2018, only to get rid of it when I decided to raise some cash and go into Leica rangefinders.

Nikon F3HP, great if you wear glasses

Fast forward to late 2020 and I just couldn’t stay away from it. Why? Something about…