Am I crazy or is the Nikon N70 as strange a camera as I think? I just loaded an N70 for the first time and noted there was no rewind lever. After I closed the back the motor whirred and the film counter went to 24. Tripping the shutter resulted in the counter indicating 23. Does this beast actually spool all the film out of the canister and pull it back in as photos are being taken? Since I got the camera cheap and without a manual, what other surprises are in store? The camera itself seems to be in good shape and looks like one I could keep in the car all the time, just in case something of photo interest happens.
I shouldn't post a message at 2AM. I had the right camera in mind, but the wrong designation. It's an N55. Duh. Anyway, I read the Ken Rockwell review on it and indeed it is doing what it's supposed to. Sorry if I looked like a dummy. Next time I'll post after I get some sleep.
The N55 doesn't pre-load the film either. When you close the camera the film will advance to the first frame, and with each additional release, continue until the last frame on the roll. Then it will rewind the film. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
Yeah, I like the way the N70 shoots and while you can't use VR, it will AF with AF, AF-I and AF-S lenses; it will meter with AI, AI-S and AI-P lenses and you can also use stop down metering. Great camera!
A long-departed friend sent me his N60 to let my 4 and 5 year old grandsons use when they come over. I tried it myself and it does a great job especially with a fast prime. The flash and hotshoe do not work and haven't figured that out, but those inexpensive Nikons sure do take nice photos!