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    Welcome Valerie,
    I'm an F3 guy myself, but I am considering getting an F4 in the future. For me the fact that the F4 has knobs instead of LCD readouts is the big selling point. Yeah, the F5 has more features, etc., but I love the more manual feel of the F4. Just something you may want to consider.

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    Welcome Valerie from Dave in Vegas...love my F3 got 2 of em....stole one from Christian Olivet....

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    Ara, strangely enough that's another selling point for me with the F4. Something about those knobs turns me on. LOL!

    Thanks for the welcomes guys.

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    Just wanted to let you all know I purchased an F4s today from keh. Thanks for the advice & help everyone.

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    Good luck with the site and your new camera. Be sure to post some images !
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxyscootie
    Hi all, I'm Valerie, an amateur photog in Huntsville, AL. I have been lurking on apug for a few months, but this is my first post, seeking opinions on Nikon F bodies...

    I am considering either a used F4s or a used F5. I have purchased Nikon AF lenses(50mm/1.8 & 24mm/2.8) for the body & was dead set on getting the F4s until someone offered me a deal on an F5. Now I'm not sure which is better. All the research has my head spinning. So I come to the wonderful APUG community for opinions on either body.

    My decisions for choosing the F4s were based on the fact that I could afford lower priced, better quality MF lenses over AF lenses. While I'm sure I want most of my cash(ha, ha) to go into fast glass, I do need a sturdy dependable body & all the research says both bodies provide this with the F5 being significantly heavier than the F4.

    So...do you have any thoughts on either body?
    Hi Val, we love to have those lurking about come out in the open. I have a Nikon F4 and have loved it from the day I got i. I don't know anything about the F5 but the F4 is a work horse. It's great for people like me who are hard on equipment. I highly recomment it. The F4 is plenty heavy so I would look at the added features for the addition weight. Good Luck
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    Welcome Valerie! You will love this place! Congrats on the new camera, and looking forward to seeing your work!

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    Welcome home Valerie.

    I know you'll enjoy the F4 - I have the F5 and love it, and you'll get many good years from either camera. It's the thing behind the viewfinder which determines how good your photos will be, so as long as you have a good one of them, you're set.

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    Welcome Val, from one of the Minolta fan club. I almost bought and F4s; I might not be parting with the Nikon kit I have if I had bought up instead of where I did. FG just seemed to small. Luke
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    You would certainly not have that (FG size)problem with the F4, and surely not the F5 - blunt weapons of war, both! Then again, I too, like that about a camera.

    But I like my FG as well - it has a lot going for it, but it is NOT in the same class as the single digit F's, so you have to align your expectations with that fact.

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