I'm, too, am a proud owner of a Nikon F. It was a gift from a friend. It took me a while to figure out that it is a completely manual camera It came with the original 5.8/1.4 lens. One of the elements is cracked, but fortunately it doesn't show up in the pics. I had it CLAd and bought a Ai-S 35-105/3.5-4.5 zoom lens to go with it. I'm taking the F, the zoom, and my AF 24/2.8 D (and a hand-held light meter) with me to Cuba next month (leaving my F5 at home).