Cameras in music videos … Nikon × Duran Duran

In 1981 Duran Duran used a Nikon FE to capture three femmes fatales on a fashion runway in their video for “Girls On Film”. The camera is seen with a Nikkor-s Auto 1:2.8 f=35mm–and possibly an MD-11 or MD-12 motor drive. Picture by Alfredo Hantsch The song begins with a recording of the rapid whirring […]

Cameras in music videos … Nikon × Elton John

In 1985 Elton John used the Nikon FM2 with a MD-12 motordrive to capture the beautiful borderguard in the video for “Nikita”. Obviously he hadn’t done a lot of zooming prior to the video shoot. Picture by David Guimarães The FM2n (1983) was available in either black or chrome finish. The camera is fully mechanical; […]