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    Bought an N90s...

    Off and on, I have been considering buying an N90s. Yesterday, I just could not resist KEH's price on a LN- with the MB10. I cannot imagine this camera being priced so inexpensively. In fact, I got an E screen (LN), a LN 1.5" Nikon strap, a body cap, an instruction book, and an MS-11 (also LN) all for a bit over $250--thank you, digital.

    Anyway, I bought it because I figure it will be an excellent cold weather camera, paritcularly with the CR123s. I do not need AF capability, and plan on using the body with my AI lenses. It is such a nice looking camera, too, especially with the MB10 attached. How soft is the shutter release on the camera...and the MB10? I like that the MB10 has a vertical release, too. I welcome any comments or opinions on the camera or accessories.
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    Sometimes I think that KEH will be my downfall.

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    Arguably the most "bang for the buck" in Nikon AF.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    I like the N90s so much I have 4.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

    "We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Anaïs Nin

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    I have a couple as well. Love them. I bought the first one for $1300 (yes, I've had it a while) and the latest one for under $200.

    I would do it all over again.
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    Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimension to your work.

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    I got one myself a couple of months ago, they are perfect size & capability. I'm mostly using old AI glass as well. Enjoy

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    I like mine as well. It is a nice looking camera, and works well. I got mine at the beginning of the year from KEH as well. BGN rating, on sale for $29 plus < $10 shipping for the body only. I was amazed, it looked and performs like a photo store demo unit. They must have had an over-abundance of the n90s at the time, because that sale remained in place for about a month after I got mine.

    That experience sold me on KEH and I have spent too much their over the last couple of months. But it sure is fun!!!

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    in the early nineties, as a very poor student, I had a love-hate relationship with the F90x, I saw it in a professional shop window in the town where I lived.

    Love because it clearly was a special tool, as anyone obviously could see. And very high-tech. Not high tech like with all kinds of peeping-like features and on paper fabulous specifications, but true high tech features that anyone ever holding and using a camera really would use for the benefit of his photographs.

    Hate because I couldn't buy it, it was many dimensions away from my budget.
    So obvious thoughts of someone who can't afford: "what sucker needs such a camera to make good photographs". And "it's a shop window camera, but too expensive to really use", "people who can buy one take them to bed, instead of into the field".

    Nevertheless I decided that I could really use one, one day...

    Nowadays a F90x is regarded as dated, and surpassed technology, even in analogue terms.
    I got 4 brand new of them by now, thanks to digital.
    That's because I miss the ability to change films in between a roll efficiently (I am not a three digit number a week shooter, because I develop etc them all myself).
    There are so many of them because they kept making them in large numbers even when "it was already over".

    And I have 2 MB-10 and 1 MF-26. But I do not need these accessories in my style of shooting anyway. Allthough "focus priority" on MF-26 is sometimes useful to me. The F90x is perfect in exposure, when I'm lazy, when I shoot expensive E6 or any kind of flash.

    I cannot say how much I love using the F90x. It is what I need, whether unpersuable in the past, or outdated at present.
    The use of the F90x feels so natural to me, I KNOW that camera and the line of AF-D's.
    My dream machine for ever.

    The four I keep in "unprofessional", brand new Nikon Snout bags. But they are of the toughest and finest leather and they fit my shooting and carrying style.

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    Welcome to the N90S fold!

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    I use my F100's and N90s rigs all the time. I also found that they can take a fair amount of rain (wedding shoot).

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