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    Hmm ok so of I go the f4 route I won't bother trying to adapt an F3 screen.

    Separate question: 55mm f/2.8 AIS, worthwhile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by agphotography View Post
    Separate question: 55mm f/2.8 AIS, worthwhile?
    Yes, nice and sharp, light, smooth focus and often a great deal used but not as sharp as the 60 Micro which unlike the 55, focuses as close as 1:1 without an extension tube. The 55 will need a PK-13 to get to 1:1, otherwise it is a respectable 1:2.
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    I don't care too much about 1:1 macro to be honest, closer focusing would be nice though and I've heard that its a pretty good performer.

    Well anyways everyone, again thank you all for chiming in and offering opinions, you were all really helpful and totally answered my questions. I like the idea of the F4, the features that it offers and how darn sturdy it seems to be, but the more I think about it, it may be "more camera" than I am looking for right now, and I mean that only in a physical dimension and noise sense. Personally I don't think I'd mind the weight, but I imagine a camera like that would hardly be discreet for shooting on the street (not that it would be the only environment I'd shoot in, and not to mention I have other equipment better suited to the task).

    I think I'm going to give some serious thought to the FM2n, but when the day comes that I'm ready to buy, we'll see, I may still wind up with an F4 only time will tell.
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    Would you buy an F4 if you only use MF lenses?

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    Rich,
    sorry, but I can't see on that page where it says you can't use F3 screens on the F4. It refers F4 screens on a F3 and F5 screens on the F4. If you would like to quote the sentence/s that refer to the F3 screens, I would appreciate that.
    I never used any other screen on my F4s as I never needed them, but I remember to read elsewhere that you need to remove the F3 screen from its mount and use a F4 mount to be able to use them.
    You're right. Sorry.
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    Everytime I see something on KEH for a good price and I don't buy it right then and there it disappears. (F4 w/ MB-20 - Gone. 55mm f/2.8 - Gone.)

    Still have time to think and search.
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    Would you buy an F4 if you only use MF lenses?

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    Everytime I see something on KEH for a good price and I don't buy it right then and there it disappears. (F4 w/ MB-20 - Gone. 55mm f/2.8 - Gone.)

    Still have time to think and search.
    Know that feeling. Was on KEH a couple months ago. Added a 135/2.8 Contax lens I'd be considering for a long time to my Cart, then went to see about maybe adding a hood or perhaps some cheap used focusing screens for my F2 to piggyback on the shipping. Found a few more minor items and then went to check out: the 135 lens no longer available! Argh!
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    The Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro is excellent. I love mine.

    The F4, excellent rep aside, does seem like a bit much for this scenario. None of Nikon's pro film SLRs fall into what I'd call "discreet." My F100 is probably the trimmest and it's just as big as my DSLRs. For general urban use, I prefer my FE2.

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    Agreed, thanks to all the wonderful tips and advice on the pages of this thread I got some great answers and have decided to shop for an FM2n later this month (in a week or two). I may get an F4 down the road someday, but I'll likely be set with the F3 and FM2n for many years.
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    Fm2n on the way thanks again guys.
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