Nikon F3 + Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D + Kodak Ektar (Shropshire, 2017)

I have seldom used telephoto lenses with my film cameras, usually really as a novelty, as the situations that require a telephoto tend to have me reaching my my digital. Whether its wildlife or sport generally the need for fast focusing and rapid fire generally mean I feel like its a waste of film. However the Whitchurch Young Farmer ploughing match provided a good opportunity to try out my reasonably new Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D on film with some slow moving targets. One of the things that is great about the Nikon system is the great interchangeability of lenses and bodies, and this lens works great with the F3. It does however feel a little unbalanced due to the weight of the lens and the lack of full handgrip like on later SLRs. I particularly like the colour rendition of this lens with Kodak Ektar (especially the brown of the soil). As for the manual focus, 3/4 of the shots from here were keepers, which I didn’t think was too bad.

Nikon F3 + Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D + Kodak Ektar (Shropshire, 2017)

Nikon F3 + Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D + Kodak Ektar (Shropshire, 2017)