single frame: Ivan’s Marathon

Ivan's Marathon

Ivan’s Marathon
Nikon N70
28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D AF Nikkor
Kodak Max 400

Tomorrow I’ll share my review of the Nikon N70, a 1994 35mm SLR. It’s got a crazy user interface that most people hate.

I put two rolls of film through this camera to test it, and one of them was good old Kodak Max 400. I took it up to Thorntown with a few other cameras for an afternoon of photography. Ivan’s Marathon is a favorite subject that I’ve featured on this blog many times. I always shoot it pretty much straight on like this.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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10 responses to “single frame: Ivan’s Marathon”

  1. Christopher May Avatar
    Christopher May

    Looking forward to reading the review. I’ve always been curious about the N70. I’ve often wondered if it was actually as poor as it gets portrayed or if it’s just so different from the traditional Nikon user experience that it sticks out like a sore thumb. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Spoiler: it’s just different.

  2. J P Avatar
    J P

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I hope it’s a good day for your family!

  3. brandib1977 Avatar

    This looks like my kind of place. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s definitely off the beaten path!

  4. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Jim, the N70 was the first auto focus SLR I ever used, I bought it new back in 1997.
    I didn’t think the interface was that hard to use, and it eliminated focusing errors by yours truly.
    It did develop the “sticky back” syndrome after some years, but it still works great.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s a good camera, once you get used to the interface!

  5. DougD Avatar

    Happy Thanksgiving! We already gave thanks several weeks ago and although there are many things wrong there remains much to be thankful about.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s good to make ourselves remember the good things.

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