If she only has the one lens, I think that switching over to the F100 would be a great idea. It's a great camera and there are many great Nikon lenses. The F100, in my opinion, is very user friendly and feels good in the hand.
Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time
I own a Canon EOS1-V HS and love it! If you're looking for portable medium format then the Mamiya 645 with the power drive and metered finder works like a big SLR. It's heavier, but the negative is much larger and glass is wonderful and cheap!
Just after a bit of advice. I've been shooting film for just over 2 years now while my wife has been shooting digital. She has a Canon 7th but is fed up with the whole digital work flow. She wants to sell her digital and get into film because she prefers the look of b&w film and would rather work in the darkroom.
I'm after advice on what kind of 35mm to look into getting her. I shoot entirely medium format so I have no clue on 35mm slr's.
She will be shooting mostly portraits on both colour and b&w, she tends to shoot with wide apertures, mostly in natural light and some flash, and she needs the available lenses to be sharp. She's not too bothered about auto focus but she would like built in metering and perhaps some exposure compensation etc. Being a digital shooter I don't just want to throw and entirely manual slr at her.
So any suggestions?
I'm going to suggest something different.
It's a natural portrait taking machine. Excellent film size, naturally set in the portrait position. The lens is amazingly sharp, even wide open at f/4 and the meter is virtually fool proof.
Exceptionally easy camera to operate and is incredibly light weight. Has built in flash that works well!
If you can live with f/4 as your maximum aperture, this camera is worth a look.