old Nikon N004 film camera
I happen to have two of these cameras. Does anyone think there is a market for this camera? And where?
#1. "RE: old Nikon N004 film camera" | In response to Reply # 0sabre Nikonian since 31st Dec 2006Sun 30-Nov-08 10:07 PM
Do you mean the N4004 (also called the F401 elsewhere in the world)?
This is a fairly basic first generation AF Nikon SLR. It is fine as a learner camera and is reasonably robust, with the exception of the film back closure catch which is flimsy and subject to breaking problems (though it's easy to repair for around $50). The AF is a little slow and noisy, but it's ok.
Nearly all of the N4004/F401 I have seen for sale have been on ebay, where learners buy them, or people grab them because they have a lens with them which is worth most of the price paid. So, the market demand for them is not great and the selling cost is fairly low ($30-$50 perhaps for an example in excellent condition).
Steve (Bedfordshire, England)
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