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    My one gripe with the F3HP

    Anyone else find the button to turn on the LCD light to be way too small? Majority of the time I can't press the button while looking through the VF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Depth View Post
    Anyone else find the button to turn on the LCD light to be way too small? Majority of the time I can't press the button while looking through the VF.
    Welcome to the world of the Nikon F3. I have heard of no explanation why such a otherwise beautiful camera would have such a thing. I even looks plastic and cheap.

    The rest of the camera more than makes up for it, in my opinion.

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    Never gave it a thought so doesn't bother me. Just average size hands, fit in a L or XL glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Goutiere View Post
    Welcome to the world of the Nikon F3. I have heard of no explanation why such a otherwise beautiful camera would have such a thing. I even looks plastic and cheap.

    The rest of the camera more than makes up for it, in my opinion.
    I definitely agree, it's a fantastic camera and I'm glad I got it instead of an OM-4Ti (OM-4 I got from B&H had a dying shutter). Just surprised that Nikon overlooked it and never fixed it in the other variations.

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    Let us not forget the paltry 1/80 flash sync. :-(

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    I don't mind the flash, that's what an F4 is for. The viewfinder illuminator button is and always has been a joke. Maybe Sover Wong can devise an LED replacement.

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    Don't forget about the flash, 1/80th is almost to 1/125, which if you were using either Plus-X, Kodachrome 25 or Pan-x, you could do a daylight sync without much trouble. I used to do it with the Vivitar 283, set on Blue if I recall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Depth View Post
    Anyone else find the button to turn on the LCD light to be way too small? Majority of the time I can't press the button while looking through the VF.
    Yep. It's everyone's gripe really. It requires a fingernail and it's flaky in operation. I never use it. At night where I'd need it I'm usually 1/30 and below, wide-open.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    All of my LCD buttons stopped working years ago, quite likely a simple fix, but for low light and/or flash work, I use the F4 as well. The F3's have served me well, but they're far from my primary film camera now.

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    Go back to an F2 - none of these problems
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