Seb has seen many technical changes, but one made him buy his first Nikon camera
Have you always used Nikons?
No. In the 1980s I had an Olympus, but I moved over to Nikon when it became obvious that autofocus was the next big thing, because Olympus’s attempts at autofocus then were hopeless. The Nikon F-801 came along and I tried it. By modern standards the AF wasn’t great, but the button and dial handling was superb. That said, it was the viewfinder that swung it for me – it was absolutely fantastic and one of the best I’ve ever used. You can trace the lineage of the F-801 through all the Nikons I’ve owned, so I can pick up a new Nikon and use it without reading the instructions.