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    Nikon F90x - a fantastic workhorse

    I have recently brought my F90x back into the action and I have to say that is has served me rather well and continues to do so. I rely on it heavily for any AF work.
    While the shutter/motorwind and rewind are a bit loud, the rest of the camera is practically tough to fault.

    It's really interesting to see them being sold for a song and a dance.

    Just thought I'd share as I think I will be keeping this Nikon in my "arsenal" for a while

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    Yup, it's interesting to see these sold for so little, when a 'full frame' DSLR still costs so much. But companies have always found it easy to convince people of what represents 'value' and what does not.

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    I bought a used N90s in 2004. It was a good all around camera, even though it was a bit large and heavy. Sold it in 2007 when I dumped all my film gear. When I came back to film about 2 years ago, I kinda missed that body.
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    I agree, it set a cracking pace for Nikon. It received critical reviews for its capability when it came out.

    For a long time in the 1990s the F90X was the camera for the task for rock climbers in Australia. Any number of well-known, widely published names here used an F90X with a 24 or 35mm lens swinging from a carabiner on their chalk bag. Glenn Tempest is one long-established climber/publisher who took an F90X all over the world on his travels, running Velvia 50 before the whole spectrum of publishing and photography went digital. No idea what they use now (all digital, for certain) but there's a good chance they'd be the top-notch Nikons and Canons, not necessarily light weight. I don't follow them or the activity at all now, nowhere near as much as I did when I had an interest in rock-climbing and cycling/travel around that same time. But I've witnessed a few F90X bodies take hard knocks, drops and crashes (and broken lenses) and still get going with a quick change of lens!

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    I bought a N90x about 6 years ago. It definitely is a work horse. Granted a little heavy but I like it that way. I have numerous lens and the entire system if flawless. As a matter of fact my wife and I just minutes ago climbed off the Harley after what we call "drive by photos". We were out photographing historic buildings of our area.

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    The N90S was my 2nd favorite AF camera, only liked my F4s more. About 2 years ago decided to concentrate on manual cameras only, sold all my AF Nikon gear. Must confess I sometimes wonder what the hell I was thinking

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    I just purchased 2 of them without lens. I don't have any auto-focus lens other than one for a digital, which I don't think will work. Doesn't really matter, I like manual lens better and have plenty to pick from. Have not had time to use them yet, they are interesting.
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    How much larger is one of these than, say, a Nikon F3? My F100 doesn't fit in my tamrac holster case

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageBoy View Post
    How much larger is one of these than, say, a Nikon F3? My F100 doesn't fit in my tamrac holster case
    Compared to the F3HP, the F90 is about 5 mm wider and taller. They listed weights are nearly the same (although I don't know if the F90x spec includes the batteries).

    The F90 is about 7 mm shorter than an F100 but otherwise about the same size.

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