Opinion: The retro-inspired Nikon Z fc is a step back in the right direction

Nikon Z fc
(Image credit: Nikon)

What does the Rolex Submariner, Fiat 500, Triumph Bonneville and Fender Stratocaster all have in common? They all started production in the Fifties and their iconic designs are still prevalent today. And now you can add 1959’s Nikon F to that list, thanks to the new Nikon Z fc

Camera connoisseurs will point out Nikon’s latest Z camera is actually modeled after 1982’s Nikon FM2, but arguably every Nikon SLR harks back to the fantastic Nikon F. Either way, they're two of the best film cameras ever made! 

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.