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    A good pair of eyes is essential. After that quality glass and a solid tripod [a monopod is also handy as it gives you that extra bit of support without too much extra weight].
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    you'll need to replace the Pentax when it falls down a manhole into a river of sewage and gets run over by a concrete truck at the same time. They're very durable cameras. Save your money and spend it on film, chemicals, and dates with girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    A good pair of eyes is essential. After that quality glass and a solid tripod [a monopod is also handy as it gives you that extra bit of support without too much extra weight].
    Brains are useful too.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    The F5 might be too much of a camera to be considered an "essential" for 35mm photography.

    Basically what a person needs is a simple camera (manual or automatic), a lens (doesn't even have to be a zoom lens), film and some knowledge of how to operate or load the camera.

    $800 for a discontinued Nikon camera is a lot of money. The F100 is a good compromise between price and performance, and I'm sure you can get a used F5 for $500 or less nowadays.

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    I wouldn't wait for a Spotmatic to break - in fact I've got $5 that says it'll outlive you

    Why do you have your sights set on the F5?
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs View Post
    I wouldn't wait for a Spotmatic to break - in fact I've got $5 that says it'll outlive you

    Why do you have your sights set on the F5?
    Tougher, faster, and better for event/people photography.
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    hey marko

    i agree with scott ..
    don't waste your money ...
    on new equipment unless you need it ..

    when i sell off everything i own and just have one camera
    it would probably be a box camera. easy quick and you just need
    to compose and push the button.
    im empty, good luck

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    Unless you really need autoeverything, just stick with your Spotmatic. Ive got one and don't even use the meter anymore. And don't use but 3 primes on it. The glass is great, it's never failed me because of mechanics and other than not having a split-prism I couldn't ask for much more.

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    $800 is retail and then some for a used F5, In the Chicago area they're going for ~400-500 on craigslist. There have been N90s starting around $200 & f100's for ~$300.
    markok's just wanting the F5 so he can say his is bigger than the other guy's & doesn't understand he doesn't need an auto everything camera for shooting on the street.
    See:Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Winogrand, Callahan etc. etc..........
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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