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    Just got a Nikon F100

    It was used, but just barely. Came with a box, owner's manual, registration papers not yet filled out (they are now!), and I got a deal I couldn't pass up.

    I've learned from bitter experience if I say, "I'll come back and get it tomorrow," it won't BE there tomorrow. So I took my wife's offer of a loan, and got it.

    I've wanted one for some time but hesitated and procrastinated. Did a ton of research on it, even handled one a couple of times, but never sprang for it until now. I own an N80, and a Nikkormat FTn, and several lenses for each. I "borrowed" my 50mm f/1.8 from the N80, and put the kit lens back on that. The 50 is now sitting pretty on the F100. I really like primes, so the next one will be the 85mm f/1.8, and then I've got to decide between a 24mm or a 35mm.

    I haven't even begun to pretend that I'm not afflicted by GAS. I love to take pictures, but I also like gear!

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    I think the F100 has to be one of the best deals at the moment. Great ergonomics, nice VF, solid build... and very reliable. Congratulations and enjoy! BTW - I like the older 24 AIS. Lovely lens.

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    I bought one too recently. It's boxed with all paperwork included and barely-used condition. Paid €180 for it. It's a lot of camera for the money. I'm using it with my manual focus 35mm/2 AIS but I'm thinking of finding a 85mm/1.8 AF on the side.

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    I have an F100 and it is a great camera!!!
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    Like the earlier and much-loved N90s/F90X, the F100 hit a sweet spot between Nikon's consumer and pro SLRs. Have a look here for all things Nikon, especially lens reviews:

    www.nikonlinks.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    the F100 hit a sweet spot between Nikon's consumer and pro SLRs.
    Are you saying it would fall into a "prosumer" category? I don't recall if being marketed that way, but, if so, I disagree, I think it was a pro camera that was somewhat more accessible, price-wise. I used one everyday for some time as a newspaper "professional" and never once thought of it as a compromise or anything other than a fully professional camera. It's no F5 - fortunately, though, a lot cheaper and, I'm guessing, lighter (even after the grip/booster is added).

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    Steve Mack, you will love it. Probably the best slr that Nikon made. Among other things I use it as a spot meter for my Hasselblads and 4x5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mack View Post
    It was used, but just barely. Came with a box, owner's manual, registration papers not yet filled out (they are now!), and I got a deal I couldn't pass up.
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    Well, look at you with your fancy, newfangled camera.
    I guess you won't have a need for that 135mm screw mount lens ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by billbretz View Post
    Are you saying it would fall into a "prosumer" category? I don't recall if being marketed that way, but, if so, I disagree, I think it was a pro camera that was somewhat more accessible, price-wise. I used one everyday for some time as a newspaper "professional" and never once thought of it as a compromise or anything other than a fully professional camera. It's no F5 - fortunately, though, a lot cheaper and, I'm guessing, lighter (even after the grip/booster is added).
    Chill. People used the N90s/F90x the same way--why bother with an F4? Same goes for the F100--who needs an F5? Neither had the features or accessory range to match their top-of-the-line contemporaries. Neither were "F" series cameras. Anything else?

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