The Nikonos Project: Borrow a camera for free


Many underwater photographers started out their careers shooting with film on the Nikonos family of cameras and still have a fondness for them. One such photographer, Brandon Jennings, has turned his fondness into a hobby and a worldwide project. The Nikonos Project seeks to get the 35mm film cameras into the hands of photographers around the world, for free, to shoot and share with others.

There are 80 Nikonos cameras that are lent out, and the collection is growing through donations. To participate in the project you will have to contact Project Nikonos, then shoot with the camera you receive and share your images on the project site and Instagram account.

One of the contributors to the project, Brooks Sterling, shares his story about shooting with an underwater film camera.

Read all the details about Project Nikonos here.