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    I agree with Chan Tran. With B&W and color negative film just use center weighted metering instead of matrix and you're always spot on. The same trick works for F100 as well.

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    The same trick works for F100 as well.
    The F100 has a different meter, based on the F90X, with 10 segments (F90X=8 segments). In reality little difference with the F90X, but a bit different than the F5 colour meter, as was noted above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda View Post
    The F100 has a different meter, based on the F90X, with 10 segments (F90X=8 segments). In reality little difference with the F90X, but a bit different than the F5 colour meter, as was noted above.
    The F90x (N90s in USA) is also cheap nowadays. I recently bought mine for $25.
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    Experience with Nikon F5

    I have 2 of them. Fantastic cameras. A bit heavy but built like a tank. Had a strap let go bouncing one of mine off the ice on a paved road. No damage at all to the camera. I was shocked. I love the meter. It is hard to fool. Backlit flowers are a snap. My wife shoots them and they come out perfect. She has had no training and didn't even know what backlighting meant when she met me and gave it a whirl. Unbelievable shots. The controls are laid out much better than the F4 that I had. Easy to manual focus as well. I would give it the highest rating. Don

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    I had an F5 briefly, bought used from Adorama. The darn thing wouldn't auto-focus to infinity so I sent it back and now have an F6 instead. I do not know if infinity focus is an issue with the F5 but it is something I'd check on any potential body purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    I had an F5 briefly, bought used from Adorama. The darn thing wouldn't auto-focus to infinity so I sent it back and now have an F6 instead. I do not know if infinity focus is an issue with the F5 but it is something I'd check on any potential body purchase.
    Obviously an issue with that particular body. If the venerable F5 had an issue with infinity focus in general it would not have become such a popular camera.

    (Mine has certainly never had a problem auto-focusing at infinity.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck94022 View Post
    Obviously an issue with that particular body. If the venerable F5 had an issue with infinity focus in general it would not have become such a popular camera.

    (Mine has certainly never had a problem auto-focusing at infinity.)
    Mine won't auto focus if I point it at a blank sky. I don't think it's a defect.

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    +1 Chan. But It has not proven to be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    Mine won't auto focus if I point it at a blank sky. I don't think it's a defect.
    Mine won't auto focus when I have the lens cap on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    Mine won't auto focus if I point it at a blank sky. I don't think it's a defect.
    Nor presumably will a F6 either? Don't all autofocus cameras rely on contrast and texture to focus otherwise they "hunt" back and forth.

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