Despite how ugly it is, the Nikon N8008 is a great deal. For a few dollars more you can get the N8008s. I wouldn't spend more than $35 for any n8008. But what you get with either is a BIG viewfinder that is just as big as the one found in an F3HP or F100. It is very comfortable to shoot, also meters manual focus lenses, has good illumination in the viewfinder during low light situations, an accurate meter, and top shutter speed of 1/8000s.
Great camera, great value. Just ugly.
I haven't come across a better deal in 35mm cameras.
Nikon EM or FG with the E series 50/1.8 lens. Seriously. You almost have to pay money to give an EM body away.
Does the N8008/N8008s have a split image finder?
No. Saying that, Beattie Screens made one for it. Search for it and you'll find it.