Over the last year or so I’ve been interested in shooting with fully or mostly fully automatic cameras. I found this Nikon RF 2 at a local thrift store and bought it for under $5 U.S. This camera feels good in the hands. While it’s mostly plastic it has more weight than I expected. It’s well built for being all plastic and it was made in Japan.

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There is a switch that turns on the camera by opening up the 35mm lens. There are two buttons on top. One triggers the shutter and the other is for the self timer. There is a tripod mount on the bottom. There is one switch on the side which opens up the compartment for the film.

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Pros

  • Well built for being plastic
  • Built in Japan
  • light
  • nice lens
  • feels good in the hands

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Cons

  • It is a plastic camera, would rather it be metal
  • flash fires when camera thinks necessary (no flash on / off button)

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