Naples - I wouldn't worry about buying used -- after all, one of the features is its build quality. Interestingly enough, the only camera I have ever bought new was the Nikon N80. In the end I sold it because I wanted the F100 for some of the features mentioned above, and because I couldn't stand the slow focus of the N80. I got an almost mint used F100 off ebay for $150 -- and I've had no complaints whatsoever with it. My only complaint with the camera is the lack of mirror lock-up but I've found other ways around that.