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Thread: Nikon F3 price?

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    Ihave 2 F3. One FH and one with motor. Many, many years. Never a problem. In terms of the Nikkor f/1.2; I can use it with any camera, included Digital
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    I have both the F3 and FE, and recommend one of each. Prefer the regular lens vs the E lens although i have one also. I sometimes use a wide lens and shoot from the hip, most people don't notice. Practice will increase your aim, just as it does for gunslingers.
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    That's exactly what I do as well. 24mm zone focused and shoot with the camera hanging by neck. Very stealth.

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    134$ for an F3HP is a good price if the camera is in good working condition. You might not need the HP finder but if you wear glasses get it.
    When i bought my F3 (used in the mid 80's) i did not wear glasses now i do and i recently bought an HP finder for the camera.
    For what it's worth, i recently sold a 9+ FE for 91$ and a 50 1.8E for 41$ The E lens is nice and small but if you think you are going to use it a lot go with the more sturdy 50 1.8 or the older 50 2.0
    I now have the F, F2, F3HP, F4 and F5 and love them all. The F was just completely overhauled and is working as new. = Sweet.
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    The FE is probably the best Nikon SLR for the money now. I prefer how the FE meters compared to the F3, and, when shot in Auto mode, the FE has a far wider range of shutter speeds. The F3 is more durable, and has interchangeable finders, but few of us beat on cameras enough or change viewfinders enough to make these features necessary. I like the 50/1.8 AIS pancake lens (similar to the series E), the 28/2.8 AIS, and the 50/1.2 AIS (which is the sharpest of my 50mm lenses when stopped down to f/1.4 or f/2). I also like the 20/2.8 AIS for super wide shooting.

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    Compared to what an F3 costs, I'd recommend an FE2 for the extra stop in shutter speed (2 extra stops compared to an FE) and lighter weight. Of course no changing finders and all that jazz, and if you need durability, an F3 is a tank. Otherwise, the FE and FE2 are nearly identical in terms of handling. As mentioned above, y certainly ou can't beat the price of a used FE though. I've picked up (and passed along) a couple silver ones for next to nothing in the last few months. I even saw a reasonably nice looking black FE2 at Samy's Camera for $80 but didn't buy it even though I probably should've. I was swimming in guilt for even considering it but mostly because my wife was present at the time. Had I been alone on the other hand...
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