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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    Since I still have good eyesight, I don't need the built-in diopter adjustment and much prefer the huge HD viewfinders of the OM1&2 and Pentax MX/ME. But hey, almost 30 years later, none of this matters except enjoying them. Of course what's most important when picking up one of these classics is that they have that "PASSED" sticker . . .

    Well, I've never had good eyesight. One of the quibbles I had with all of the OMs was that I could not see the entire frame with my glasses on, cannot see anything clearly beyond 10~12 inches without glasses. So the adjustable diopter on the 3 and 4 meant that I could at least use them without an accessory, but alas I had to use them without glasses, meaning that my glasses were constantly going on and off - an unacceptable process. The Nikon F was a revelation the first time I looked through the finder - I could see the whole frame with glasses! This, plus the fact that with an F what you see is exactly what you get, compounded by the fact that the early 4 I had used batteries like a junkie uses heroin, meant the Olympus system was going down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nielsen View Post
    One of the awesome things with the 4 is the way it shows the current shutter speed in manual mode in the finder. I love that.
    'Awesome' is a horribly misused and abused word.The only thing worse is "totally awesome". Both my 40+ year old Nikons show the shutter speed in the finder. They work without batteries, too.

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    Nikon F3/T
    Everything I want (AE/built like a brick/not too big/looks gorgeous/"quiet"/smoooooth film advance/80-20 CW meter), nothing I don't
    Pros choice for over a decade

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    Nikon F/F6. Either fully mechanical hewn chunk of brass that can stop a bullet, or fine tuned, refined, tank of an SLR.
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    RIP Kodachrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Nikon F/F6. Either fully mechanical hewn chunk of brass that can stop a bullet, or fine tuned, refined, tank of an SLR.
    Of course the mirror box - film back is highly vulnerable, but I am not sure up to what caliber & distance can be stopped by any of these bodies. Maybe the folks at Mythbusters can test this . . .

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    Nikon F100. Absolutely reliable, great to hold and a dial for everything. It is just a fabulous tool.

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    My father's(now mine) Nikon FE2.

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    My favorite 35mm camera will always be the Contax 139. I have so many cherished memories and photographs to prove it using that camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Nikon F/F6. Either fully mechanical hewn chunk of brass that can stop a bullet, or fine tuned, refined, tank of an SLR.
    Brass? Nowhere near. Aluminium alloy. I doubt either would stop a .22 short.

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    I kinda like my Olympus OM-2n more than my Canon 1n - on the other hand, I do seem to take most of my film pictures worth printing with a Olympus Mju-2...



 

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