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    KJS,

    As to your "kit" - I think you will realize more if you sell the items separately. There are some F5 users out there (ahem) who might be interested in the rechargeable batteries etc.

    If you package as a "kit" you "lose" those buyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
    Since I need interchangeable viewfinders, 100% viewfinder accuracy, and true mirror lock-up, I would keep the F5. Since the F6 does not have interchangeable viewfinders, I would have no reason the replace the F5 with the F6.
    The F6 does have interchangeable viewfinder screens. I have both an F5 and an F6; the F6 has so many other options over the F5 it was an easy replacement.
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    If this is to be your main camera, I would keep the F5 and sell the F100. 100% viewfinder, mirror lock up, and a solid body are too important to me if it's my main camera.

    I have no idea what your personal shooting preference is, but for me, I would keep the F100 "for convenience" and move up to medium format as my main format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    The F6 does have interchangeable viewfinder screens. I have both an F5 and an F6; the F6 has so many other options over the F5 it was an easy replacement.
    Thanks for the information. The F6 may have many options over the F5 but one of the features I need, interchangeable viewfinders, is something it lacks. When I need to remove the standard viewfinder and replace it with a waist-level viewfinder or an action viewfinder, simply changing the screen would not help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    The F6 does have interchangeable viewfinder screens. I have both an F5 and an F6; the F6 has so many other options over the F5 it was an easy replacement.
    Robert. When and if you have the time, I'd really like to see an article comparing your experiences of the F5 and F6 and I bet I'm not the only one. Others who have experience of both models might want to chip in.

    A few mint condition F6s are now beginning to appear on the secondhand market here in the U.K. but the difference between a mint F5 and mint F6 is still in the order of £350/400 which is quite a lot, depending on what advantages the F6 delivers.

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    I would keep the F5 but that's personal. I keep the F5 because I like the F5 and I bought the F5. I never consider buying the F100. I also like the F3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Robert. When and if you have the time, I'd really like to see an article comparing your experiences of the F5 and F6 and I bet I'm not the only one. Others who have experience of both models might want to chip in.

    A few mint condition F6s are now beginning to appear on the secondhand market here in the U.K. but the difference between a mint F5 and mint F6 is still in the order of £350/400 which is quite a lot, depending on what advantages the F6 delivers.

    Thanks

    pentaxuser
    Thanks, I'm actually working on such an article right now. It is just that it is slow going, since I'm not used to writing these type of articles. But, I expect it will be finished in the next couple of weeks. I'll be sure to let you, and everyone else know when it is finished.
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    F5 won out for me

    I had an F100 and an F5 and decided to sell one of the a couple of years ago. I decided to keep the F5. I really like the vertical grip but didn't have one for the F100 (plus add-on grip isn't as solid as the one-piece F5). Also, once or twice I removed the finder for a low-angle shot, rather than laying in the mud. I composed off the top of the focusing screen ('Blad-with-WLF style...) and it was pretty handy. Can't do that with an F100, F6 or FM3a.

    The one thing I missed about the F100 was the LED AF indicators, but it wasn't that big of a deal. The weight didn't bother me, and it seemed like I could hand-hold the heavier F5 with a little more sharpness in low light at times when I couldn't use a tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    Thanks, I'm actually working on such an article right now. It is just that it is slow going, since I'm not used to writing these type of articles. But, I expect it will be finished in the next couple of weeks. I'll be sure to let you, and everyone else know when it is finished.
    Many thanks,Robert. I for one have never had any trouble following your posts and I am sure that I and other APUGers, won't have any trouble with your article.

    Remember that unlike magazine articles which can only be read, an article on APUG is almost a conversation in terms of what it leads to. So don't worry.

    No matter how much time you take over getting it right or how well written it is, there will still be questions.

    Even Abe's Gettysburg Address would have prompted a dialogue on APUG.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Many thanks,Robert. I for one have never had any trouble following your posts and I am sure that I and other APUGers, won't have any trouble with your article.

    Remember that unlike magazine articles which can only be read, an article on APUG is almost a conversation in terms of what it leads to. So don't worry.

    No matter how much time you take over getting it right or how well written it is, there will still be questions.

    Even Abe's Gettysburg Address would have prompted a dialogue on APUG.

    Regards

    pentaxuser
    I too am looking forward to Robert's article.

    Although the F6 has been around for well over a year, Robert is the first user I've known of - so it will be good to hear his thoughts, wherever they are posted.

    I just hope that Nikon doesn't abandon the F6 before the slow but steadily rising user demand (other than the seal-in-plastic collector brigade) begins to assert itself in the marketplace.

    And, damn! You guys are creating a hell of a lot of temptation for me right now! :o

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