Nikon cameras in the movies

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    3. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

    This is generally thought of as the least good of Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films, but it’s also the most eccentrically ‘Raimi’ of the trilogy. It’s the story of Peter Parker vs hubris. Provoked by the alien Venom and inspired by victories over Sandman and New Goblin, our friendly arachnid turns to the dark side…

    The photographer: A budding photographer on The Daily Bugle, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) sports a Canon F-1n for most of the trilogy, but in Spider-Man 3 he comes up against arch-rival Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who fakes a snap of Spidey using a Nikon D50, only to be transformed by a malevolent alien parasite. Although digital, the D50 really does make the mechanical sound you hear in the movie. It’s the reflex mirror moving into place, not a blooper as some viewers think.

    Nikon at the movies: Spider-Man 3

    © Marvel/Sony Pictures/The Kobal Collection

    Most famous for: Peter Parker’s inexplicable jazz club dance moves.

    WORTH WATCHING? Only if you’re a disciple of Marvel Comics.

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