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Nikon cameras were the work horse of just about every military and civilian photographer in Vietnam, outnumbering all other brands put together by a wide margin. Their ruggedness and reliability were nothing short of amazing. Some of the Marine Corps issued Nikkormats I used were so badly dented and scraped, one would not imagine they would even be able to operate, let alone operate flawlessly.

Although Nikon has allowed the competition to close in considerably, I would still recommend their products to both pros and serious amateurs alike.

All black and white film used was either Eastman Kodak PlusX or Tri X. Most color film was Kodachrome--the color emulsion that was best able to withstand the inescapable heat and humidity found in Vietnam.

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