Cameras in music videos … Nikon × Duran Duran

by Hypnotheis on October 10, 2011

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.

Nikon FE
Picture by Alfredo Hantsch

The song begins with a recording of the rapid whirring of a motor drive on a camera. It was recorded at Air Studios with a Nikon camera which manager Paul Berrow had borrowed for the day from his father.

Oh, and if you ask me, I’m guessing that the film loaded in the beginning of the video is a roll of Tri-x 135-36 ASA 400/27 DIN.

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