No. It's the heaviest 35mm camera ever made. My taste runs more to a Leica.
Kent in SD
Not exactly, it depends on what battery pack is fitted. The F4 with the MB-20 weights 1090kg while the F5 weights 1210kg and the EOS 1V with the PB-E2 weights 1380kg. Granted the F4S with the 6 AAs pack MB-21 weights 1280kg and the F4E with the MB-23 is 1400kg heavy!
Please do tell, I love good bargain stories! Won't bother me in the slightest. I never thought of asking law enforcement departments about their gear, that's not a bad idea! Too bad I don't have any friends in those departments.