Welcome Nikon F3

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A oportunidade de compra desta máquina surgiu com uma mensagem. O dono, fotógrafo profissional nos tempos áureos do 35mm, estava a desfazer-se de todo o seu material fotográfico, um pouco sem saber se estava tudo operacional.

The opportunity to purchase this machine came with a message. The owner, a professional photographer in the 35mm time, was getting rid of all his photographic material, a little without knowing if everything was operational.

O meu amigo e parceiro de trabalho perguntou se queria esta máquina e por quanto.
Primeiro não sabia muito bem que tipo de máquina era esta F3.
Eu já tenho uma Nikon FM2 que adoro e não tinha muita certeza que devia de comprar outra máquina da mesma gama.

My friend and business partner asked if he wanted this camera and for how much.
At first I didn’t really know what kind of camera this F3 was.
I already have a Nikon FM2 that I love and I wasn’t sure I should buy another 35mm camera.

O pessoal aqui tem budget limitado para tudo. Quem não, certo? #Staybrokeshootfilm?

The staff here has a limited budget for everything. Who wouldn’t, right? #Staybrokeshootfilm?

Depois isto passou-me na memória:

Then this cross my mind:

Walter Mitty a.k.a. Ben Stiller, confused, asks Sean Penn, “When do you gonna take it.”
“Sometimes I don’t,” says Penn.
“If I like a moment (…) I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just wanna stay in it.”
“Stay in it?”
Yeah, right there,” smiles Penn. “Right here!”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Pesquisei um pouco mais sobre ela e vi que seria uma bom investimento. Fui sincera sobre o meu budget para esta máquina e o valor que ofereci estava um pouco abaixo daquilo que a máquina realmente valia, ainda por cima com uma lente 50mm f/1.4. Eu disse isso ao vendedor.

I researched a little more about it and saw that it would be a good investment. I was sincere about my budget for this camera and the value I offered was a little below what the camera was really worth, especially with a 50mm f / 1.4 lens. I told the seller this.

Mas ele aceitou.

But he accepted.

E agora começa uma nova jornada com esta máquina. Ainda não tive muito tempo para explorar, mas deixo algumas imagens que já fiz com ela.

And now a new journey begins with this machine. I haven’t had much time to explore yet, but I leave some images that I’ve already done with her.

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Sara Martins

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