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    Which Nikon AF to purchase.

    There are two cameras up for grabs on the auction site.Both are from a highly regarded seller.One is a Nikon F65 the other a Nikon F5005.Both units are in great shape.
    I plan to pick up one as a Christmas gift for a friend of mine.Which one would be the best choice?

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    The F65 is the newer model of the two, thus more advanced technology (better metering system) is built into it. I had a N60 or N65 (can't remember which one) that I bought for my wife. She used it basically as a P&S and it produced excellent photos.

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    Buy the N90s that's currently in the APUG classifieds. It's an amazing camera and is only bested by my F5. I have 3 of them and have put a LOT of film through them. Excellent cameras and at $90 for a pristine one it's a steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rose View Post
    Buy the N90s that's currently in the APUG classifieds. It's an amazing camera and is only bested by my F5. I have 3 of them and have put a LOT of film through them. Excellent cameras and at $90 for a pristine one it's a steal.
    The main thing I miss with the N90s vs the F5 is the more accurate AF in the F5(smaller sensor area for each AF sensor) and the AF-on button.

    The n90s is stellar, professional quality, a wicked metering system, and its around a pound lighter than the F5 too!
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    I will second (or third) the N90s--I also have 3 of them! It is an incredible camera and cheap enough that if something devastating happens to it, it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to replace.

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    Totally agree.My N90s is a fine shooter.It boils down to a matter of $$.

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    There's nothing at-all wrong with the N65, but as many others have suggested, get a N90s. It's ALOT of "camera for the money".
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    My 3 F90x do fine, Great Metering.
    http://www.camerahobby.com/Review-F90x.htm
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    Mike, If your buying it for someone else the F65 is perfect, The F65 is the more user friendly for the beginner with it's Vari-program modes, And is technically more advanced than both the F5005 & F90, Plus It's has the same basic layout so that one can later progress up to a more advanced model (ie, F80, F100 of even the F6), Personally if you ever buy one for yourself I recommend the F100, (but only because of it's build quality!)
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    Mike, another place to get a good answer is the Nikonians web site. I have an F100, FE, F3HP, F3, D80, D300 blah blah. I recently asked a question about the best small body AF 35mm and many folks suggested the N/F65, 55 and 75.
    If the price is right then get it. You can't really go wrong. Obviously is is less than $100.00. Plus if you are not happy you can always resell it and recoup some of your money...
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