Nikon F60 SLR
Nikon F60 SLR

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Nikon F60 SLR
Nikon F60 SLR

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Nikon F60 SLR
Nikon F60 SLR

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Nikon F60 SLR
Nikon F60 SLR

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Nikon F60 Single Lens Reflex

The F60 is a simple yet very capable camera and importantly it is made in Japan with all the technical excellence of Japanese manufacture.  They are from the early 2000s and aimed at the keen amateur photographer market. It is a robust camera, mainly of metal with some polycarbonate, which keeps the weight down, but it is still just over 500 grams. The F60 can take a few knocks which makes it great for the traveller. In and out of bags, put down, picked up and the F60 still powers on and delivers all day and years later. Of course now, in 2021 if you do happen to damage your F60 irrevocably, another can be acquired very reasonably. The F60 requires 2xCR123A lithium batteries which have a very good life , however it pays to carry a spare set.

With a Nikkor AF lens mounted the F60 can shoot in auto mode and produce very pleasing results. It’s metering is accurate and the single sensor  AF is sharp. I qualify this with AF is sharp for fixed subjects, group shots, architecture and landscapes. Focus tracking will follow moving subjects but with only the single sensor this takes a little practice. . The F60 also can shoot full manual which is the way I use it where complete image control is with the photographer.  Shutter speeds are 30sec to 1/2000th with a timed shutter function where , once the shutter release is pressed the shutter stays open until pressed again.

As we know the image quality comes from the glass mounted on the camera body and the photographic skill available. More expensive gear does not make a better photographer. There are some F60 reviews which rate the camera poorly but we can’t agree. Yes, some features are not there which you would expect on this level of camera so you use it as it was intended. You might call it entry level, but it is better than this, being robustly built and adequately featured, so mount a decent AF Nikkor lens and you will be shooting frames which will put a smile on your face. The combination hasn’t broken the bank and you will be proud of the results.