Nikonos V Underwater Rangefinder Camera


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The Nikonos V Underwater Rangefinder Camera

From the manufacturer:
It's easy to take great pictures with this fun underwater camera. Just select your film speed, then pick a lens aperture that will provide you with the most desirable depth-of-field. With Aperture-Priority automatic exposure operation, the Nikonos-V sets the right shutter speed for you - from 1/1000 of a second to 1/30 of a second for ambient light exposures. Also available is TTL auto-flash exposure control. Or, for greater creative control, you can opt for manual exposure. In either case, the Nikonos-V shows you bright LED shutter speed and exposure information right inside the viewfinder. Ergonomically designed for easy operation with diving gloves or bare hands. O-rings allow for water-tight picture-taking down to 165 feet. Available in orange or green. Supplied with rubber neck strap, spare O-ring set, and 3V lithium battery.

From BetterPhoto:
This is a great camera but -let's face it - it ain't easy! If this is your first time with underwater photography, wet your chops on a single-use underwater camera or use a EWA marine soft case. This is definitely a great camera

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First 10 of 11 Reviews  (see all user reviews)

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
 
Ray Eccleston 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Was A Good Underwater Film Camera.
3/4/2006 6:53:39 PM
 
Alan Armbruster 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have used probably 30 different underwater cameras / housed cameras to compare. I find the Nikonos V is without a doubt my favorite. It is small (compared to housed 35mm cameras). The lenses are sharp, 35mm, and 15mm, and, it is extremely rugged. Unfortunately, Nikon has discontinued making them. That's fine, I'll keep using it until it dies, then...... who knows, maybe my D70 will get a housing.
1/15/2006 6:34:06 AM
 
Peter Blakeman 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
great for water sports such as wake boarding, water skiing and of course underwater
1/15/2006 5:23:53 AM
 
Lani T. Broadbent
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/10/2005
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5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
This camera is no longer made; however, it is the best underwater camera ever made.
8/21/2005 8:39:53 PM
 
Michael A. Gunter 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Used properly, this camera can produce awesome pictures.
4/13/2004 9:30:38 PM
 
Bob Whorton 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The fundamental series of cameras for underwater use. Love the small size and quality & range of lenses.
3/22/2004 6:22:01 AM
 
Robyn L. Churchill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2004
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
A favorite of underwater photographers for many years--both professional and amateur.
3/10/2004 10:24:17 AM
 
Robyn L. Churchill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2004
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This camera has been around for a number of years and is no longer being manufactured by Nikon. It's was one of the favorites of underwater photographers in the pre-digital era and is still widely used. It can be used by professionals as well as amateurs.
3/10/2004 10:11:20 AM
 
Troy D. Gossman 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
seams to work great. no complaints. this is my most used camra.
9/7/2003 3:02:33 PM
 
Lucila de Avila
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4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Still the best underwater camera available.
8/14/2003 11:24:54 AM
 
N/A 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/12/2000 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/12/2000 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/12/2000 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/12/2000 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/12/2000
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is a great camera but -let's face it - it ain't easy! If this is your first time with underwater photography, wet your chops on a single-use underwater camera or use a EWA marine soft case. This is definitely a great camera; when I used it in Monterey, California, I had a great time and enjoyed the obviously high-quality of the equipment. However, I needed a lot more practice; my pictures were not my best ;^)
1/12/2000
 

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