Nikon Athena went to the Fairs…

This year, as I visited the New York State Fair in Syracuse and the Big E in Springfield, I took along my pink-leathered Nikon F2S camera (“Nikon Athena”) and took some sample shots. I wanted to test out Athena’s built-in light meter, and hoped that the film I loaded in the camera would work in both indoor and outdoor situations. Essentially, this was a test of Athena’s abilities, and if I get a future Competition Season photo out of this, welll, that’s just frosting on the cupcake.

I packed a roll of Ektachrome 100 in the camera for the New York State Fair, and off we went. Got a few good shots, especially these two …

I mean, these are nice … but I had a bad angle on photographing the roller coaster, and there’s too many distractions in the gondola ride that I couldn’t completely blur out. The tree on the right, the distant rides on the left.

It was an overcast, dreary Sunday at the Big E, so I packed a roll of Fuji 400 C-41 film in Athena, and kept the 55mm f/1.2 lens on the chassis. Let’s see what I can pull.

Again … not complaining too loudly. The camera did what it was supposed to do, and I’m still debating on whether to enter the Clydesdale groomer for Competition Season 2023.

But for now, I’ll just credit these as nice photos that show Nikon Athena can do what it needs to do. And somewhere down the line, this little Nikon F2S is going to do something to totally make me smile.

It’s coming. I know it’s coming.