Nikon FM-2, 14 November 2011


While I’ve been preferring my medium format cameras lately, I do still shoot with 135 cameras, as well – my Nikon FM-2 is one of my favorite small-format cameras. As mentioned in my recent blizzard posts, the camera can function in extreme weather conditions, and its solid metal body makes it insanely rugged (I once dropped it a few feet onto a hardwood floor – the camera dented the floor, but was itself entirely unscathed).

FM2 CHI TMax100 19S-LaSalle01B

FM2 CHI TMax100 2011Blizzard21B

FM2 CHI TMax100 2011Blizzard22B

FM2 CHI TMax100 2011Blizzard23B

FM2 CHI TMax100 ChicagoTemple01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Nikon FM-2
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f/4 (Photos 1 & 5); 50mm f/1.2 (Photos 2, 3, & 4)
Film: Kodak TMax 100 (135)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

The subject of this photo is the upper portion of 195 North LaSalle; nice detailing, don’t you think?

Photos 2, 3, & 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

These photos are from North Michigan Avenue after the blizzard back in February. Photo 3 is particularly interesting to me because you can see how high the snow piled up (for reference, the trash cans are about 36″ high, so there are at least two feet of snow there).

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This is the spire of the Chicago Temple (completed in 1924 and designed by Holabird & Roche); the design is Gothic Revival. Interestingly enough, the spire wouldn’t look at all out of place as part of the main façade of a medieval Gothic cathedral; it does look a little out of place at the top of a 23-story tower in the midst of the Chicago Loop. OTOH, it certainly isn’t boring!



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