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    Good Ben! I think the Nikon F3 is dead in the water without batteries, while the F1n will still work. That hybrid shutter is genius. I've had mine as long as you and never regretted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    When I was working in 1981 I could have bought F3' s New cheaper than Canon New F1' s but I never liked them, I actually bought 2 Canon New F1' s
    with A.E. prisms that have been utterly reliable for the last thirty two years , I'm still using them, and bought a third one last year.
    Though I prefer my LX, I do have to say they are damn fine machines.
    I have an F3, and it's very good, but I have always felt it needed a little more development before release. They should have figured out how to give it a better meter readout, and the meter light needed a much better switch.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Good Ben! I think the Nikon F3 is dead in the water without batteries, while the F1n will still work. That hybrid shutter is genius. I've had mine as long as you and never regretted it.
    The F3 has one manual speed, 1/60th or 1/80th (I've forgotten), and as I recall, the F-1N will give 1/90th and up if you first take out the battery.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    I've handled an F3 with a motor drive vs my F1n with a motor drive. To be honest, the F3 has better balance and feels good in the hand.
    They did a great job on that.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I stand corrected with the F3. Canon still has more shutter speeds batteryless though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    I stand corrected with the F3. Canon still has more shutter speeds batteryless though
    I used to think that mattered but in 36 years of photography have always had an extra battery with me when needed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    And having an odd number of Nikons is bad juju.
    Say that isn't so . . .



    That is the one major shortcoming of the F3, no pointy plain prism option . . .

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    The F2 is probably my all-around favorite, but I like the 'sharper' lines of the F much better.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    There was no Nikon F1. It was simply the Nikon F.
    Yes, let's get that straight. No one ever said "Nikon F1"! It was the God-Almighty F! I've has 5 new FTN's since 1966. Do any of you young whippersnappers know what those were ? Chip {Actually, maybe the first one was a FT}.
    Last edited by chip j; 01-10-2014 at 12:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    Yes, let's get that straight. No one ever said "Nikon F1"! It was the God-Almighty F! I've has 5 new FTN's since 1966. Do any of you young whippersnappers know what those were ? Chip {Actually, maybe the first one was a FT}.
    Yes, a point I should have made. Back in the day, it was NEVER called the F1. Even after the F2 came out.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.



 

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