View Poll Results: F3 or F4??
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I have to admit that I have both and use both for different reasons and different lenses. After I bought 2 Nikon F2 I had to think hard before I bought the F3. I didn't want a camera with batteries, but after Nikon RAISED the price of an F2 and LOWERED the price of an F3, I just bought an F3HP. I have loved it ever since. It's a great camera. Absolutely reliable
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If I could Id vote for the F3. Its more compact, lighter got the options needed and is just a great camera. If I want to shoot an AF camera I'd go for one of the "to modern" cameras, F5, F90X or F100.
If you like the older mechanical Nikons, then why are you looking at F3's and F4's? Why not one of these: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/f2as.htm?
If it must be a choice between F3 and F4, I'd go with the F3. See Nambun's post on the second page of the thread. The F3 was the last of the Nikon pro SLRs that simply felt like an updated version of the F. It is to the '69/'70 Mustang what the F2 is to the '67/'68 Mustang, and what the F is to the '65/'66 Mustang. Despite their differences, these cars all looked and felt like they owed a lot to the original concept and design of the Mustang. After that, it goes to shit for both Nikons and Mustangs.
So, since you say you like the older mechanical SLRs, I would say to cross the F4 off of your list and compare Fs, F2s, and F3s.
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These are my thoughts exactly. I reach for the T90 automatically; I reach for the F4 for a change of pace periodically.
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There's something wrong on the code of this poll.
When I tried to vote for F3, my vote was rejected with a statement saying that "I haven't selected any option".
Then I tried to vote for F4 just to see if I was having problems with my computer or with the internet connection, and the vote was immeditely registered.
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Its a conspiracy propagated by the F4 crowd.
Another option, if you want an F3, just get an FA. Same meter readout, but faster flash synch and normal ISO TTL flash shoe without the expensive AS-17 adapter.
Personally, I'd probably just pick up a second FM2n. Whatever accessories that the OP has for their FM2n will work on it, controls are in the same spot, since, after all, it's the same camera. If the need for a pro body is truly there, then, find a decent F2AS, since it has a very similar meter readout with the same 1/5 stop accuracy...
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