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View Poll Results: Which one would you choose, if economics were ignored?

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  • F5

    11 20.75%
  • F6

    42 79.25%
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  1. #11

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    Always preferred a heavier camera so it's the 5 for me every time. Only ever tried the 6 once, without the battery grip, but it felt like a "pro-sumer" model to me. Not sure it even deserves to be an F.
    Sorry to go against the flow!

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    I have both F4 & F5..... The F4 is Nikons' sexiest SLR. The F5 is great but I don't really enjoy digging through the LCD menus.
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    I really prefer the F4 because it works well with all my lenses. However, if I had to choose between the F5 and F6, I would choose the F5 because I need the interchangeable view finder.

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    have you held either of them in your hands? Effin' heavy! Do you need anything more than what the F100 has?
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

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    In terms of results, you won't find much difference. I owned an F4 and bought an F5 new in 1998 which I still use as one of my two main 35mm film cameras. I can't fault it in any way except that the focus point display is not as good as the D200 I also own.

    Here in the UK, a used F5 in near mint condition is available for about £250; an F6 is quite a bit more. Although I use the latest generation Nikon Speedlights with my digital SLR, these aren't necessary with the F5. I had a D100 with an SB(something or other) DX which was rubbish: a real step back from the F5/F100 flash. The SB-900/600/400 are great but they don't do a lot more than the SB-28 did for film. Personally, I own an SB-900, SB-600 and SB-400, but also 4 x SB-28's which I use for much of my digital flash photography. The Nikon lighting system is great but the extra automation doesn't add very much, IMHO.

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