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    For that glass, F4 no question!


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    Steve,

    Do you find one of the major advantages of the 35mm SLR system is the ability to carry a wide range of kit in a less weight compared to an equivalent medium format SLR system?

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    As others have said, since you will be using MF lenses, get the F4s. Once you hold one of those beasts in your hands, with a Nikkor MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS lens on it, you'll "understand".
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    I like my F100 and I don't own an F4, but given your stipulation of only AI/S lenses, I'd have to nod for the F4 based on features.

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    I've used both cameras. The F4 for several years, heavy but reliable, solid, truly a F series. The F100 is excellent too although I found its rubber coating unpleasant to use in hot, humid weather, it becomes kind of sticky. The LCD screens of the F4 (in the viewfinder) not as good as the F100's clear reading. The F100's AF is faster but since you're going to use non-AF lenses... Manual rewind on F4 impossible on F100.
    All these might sound like small details.
    Finally, I would go for the F4, with MB-20 handgrip.

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    Hello All,
    Thanks for all the great info. Do you know if I lose any of the cameras features by using these Ai or AiS lenses? Will i be able to use the aperture priority control? I would love it if the camera would allow me to choose the aperture and the camera would pick the shutter speed.
    Arthur

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    Aperture priority works with any lens that has AI meter coupling (or is newer). G lenses however won't work in manual mode or aperture priority mode since they lack an aperture ring.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    both cameras allow for Aperture mode, I don't believe either allow Program or shutter modes. I find this strange, since I have a Nikon N2000 that I gave to my mum that can use MF in program mode. They don't even have to be AIS.

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