AFAIK, electronic flash has always been faster than most, if not all shutters.
Originally Posted by sbattert
This is correct only for compact, camera mounted flashes. Large, studio-strobes may be cutoff by fast leaf-shutters which can be compensated for by a larger aperture or longer exposure.
Originally Posted by fotch
First of all: invest in glass, not black boxes ....
I still have my Nikon EL2 and it works like a charm. Back to your original question: I would go for a nice F3.
Although, I would also consider the F4s. I love this camera, the way it lays in my hand, it's heavy (for me a plus)
and I just like the looks. I also have a F5 which I love also, but if I had to choose, I would take the F4s.
Both the F4s and F5 can be get cheap nowadays....
And remember Ansel Adams:
" ... avoid the common illusion that creativity depends on equipment alone ... "
(quote from his book: The Camera)
"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland
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