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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Who worked on your FE? That should not be such a problem.
    That's what I was thinking!

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    I have an F4 and an F90x and have played around with almost all Nikons. I would say either an F90x or an F801s are very capable and reliable electronic bodies...and so cheap these days. My only complaint would be the plasticky back door with the gum that tends to peel off. Personally, I'm not that fond of the F4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooze View Post
    I have an F4 and an F90x and have played around with almost all Nikons. I would say either an F90x or an F801s are very capable and reliable electronic bodies...and so cheap these days. My only complaint would be the plasticky back door with the gum that tends to peel off. Personally, I'm not that fond of the F4.
    The 8008s/801s didn't have the dull, rubberized finish, so no problems. The sticky back problem was common among early N90s/F90x, so much so that Nikon replaced them free. Later versions didn't seem to have the same defect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Manual focusing on F-100 isn't that easy. For one, the electronic range finder gives you a "range" where the blue dot illuminates. Sometimes, this range can be quite a bit.

    For another, the arrangement where the dot is located at lower left corner of view finder requires one to look at two things at once. The scene itself making sure focusing bracket is where it is supposed to be, and the lower left corner for the green dot. I've never got used to this. The dot is so far on the edge of my view that it isn't easy or natural.

    I do like F-100 and I have 3 of them - but manual focusing on them isn't my thing.
    Funny but I've always found the confirmation dot to be accessible but not distracting in that position. This lets me frame and focus with the dot appearing when what I'm aiming at is in focus. Accuracy has never been an issue. Seems to work just fine on older models like the 8008s/801s and N90s/F90x, too.

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    I always wished if the focusing dot was actually tied to the focusing point bracket. That way, I can concentrate on THAT.

    The difference in our experience may have to do with the fact my eyes are highly corrected by glasses. (I'm guessing here) I have the same issue with all of my Nikon bodies.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    I second the F801s as a great camera. It has the focus confirmation (electronic rangefinder) that's really helpful.

    I'm actually selling mine as I moved up to the F90x!

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    Other than the F6, the last film SLR they made was the N75 (F75). They are dirt-cheap. Here is my review of it. In terms of using the focus indicator, it does not work in practice because you can't see the focus site and the indicator at the same time. By the time you take your eye away from the focus spot to see if the indicator is lighting up or not, the subject has moved. The screen is too small to really manual focus, so just let the camera do it.

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    In terms of using the focus indicator, it does not work in practice because you can't see the focus site and the indicator at the same time. By the time you take your eye away from the focus spot to see if the indicator is lighting up or not, the subject has moved. The screen is too small to really manual focus, so just let the camera do it.

    The N75 is just too plasticky and feature-light compared to the not-much-better N80. Won't meter with manual lenses. Crappy mirror prism, too. Still think the F100, N90s/F90x are best all-rounders for the $.

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    I had the F3, F4, F100, F90, FM, FE and F5. The F6 is the best camera Nikon has made.... and they're a bargain on ebay.

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    I like the N6006 (F-601) and decided to keep mine since it didn't sell here; they are a little newer than the N8008 (F-801). When I got it, it was a surprise how nicely made and functional it was. I also have an F-80 (N-80) and will say that the manual focus confirmation in it is more precise than the one in the older 6006. Either is fine, but the F-80 seems to do better with things like the 24 f2.8 at moderate distances (where focus is really not very critical anyway). Both seem fine with fast lenses where it would be an issue.

    As mentioned, the FE is a great camera. Once in a while you just get a problem that is hard to sort out. A friend had an M4 like that we finally had to go over to the repair shop in person to sort out the issue (not a Leica specialist). With most 35mm cameras so cheap today (like my F80 for about anything somebody wants to give me for it) I would usually just pick up one in good shape and avoid the repair hassles. I had a fairly new at the time OM-1 that went back repeatedly but never got the flash sync entirely right.

    My favorite Nikon is still the F with straight prism, but the finder isn't as easy to focus wideangles with as the later bodies.
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