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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    Quick question on the N75, what battery does it take? Reason I ask is I have a N6006 which take a odd/expensive battery verses my N8008s which takes 4 AA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
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    Thanks for the info.

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    I kept looking until I found a body being sold with the 4-AA 'grip' that fits on the bottom. I guess these are camera-specific so the one for the N75 is MB-18. It is not that this grip it that hard to find, it is that when found it frequently costs more than the $35 you paid for the camera body

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    That's good to know, I really like the option to us AA or AAA batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baachitraka View Post
    I am looking for an consumer level SLR with a spot meter from Nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    FILM SPEED:

    The camera only shoots at ISO 100, so you have to use the exposure compensation dial (+/- 3 stops).
    Are you sure it doesn't just revert to ISO 100 when the cassette isn't DX coded with the ISO? Otherwise it just reads the ISO off the cassette and uses the proper ISO for the film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    Are you sure it doesn't just revert to ISO 100 when the cassette isn't DX coded with the ISO? Otherwise it just reads the ISO off the cassette and uses the proper ISO for the film.
    I have never used the DX system, so I don't have any DX cassettes. If you did have a DX cassette it would read it. Due to the way the very nice matrix metering works, it will likely expose correctly at the ISO speed setting of the cassette. Thus, perhaps lending credence to all the people that post "I use ISO settings and get well exposed images."

    Again I want to emphasize that this matrix metering is fantastic. It is based and all the correct principles and automatically checks for your low zones and 'spots' them. I hate automatic stuff, but this really works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    I have never used the DX system, so I don't have any DX cassettes. If you did have a DX cassette it would read it. Due to the way the very nice matrix metering works, it will likely expose correctly at the ISO speed setting of the cassette. Thus, perhaps lending credence to all the people that post "I use ISO settings and get well exposed images."

    Again I want to emphasize that this matrix metering is fantastic. It is based and all the correct principles and automatically checks for your low zones and 'spots' them. I hate automatic stuff, but this really works.
    I assume the reason you don't have DX-coded cassettes is that you're loading your own cassettes from bulk film, as I do. I think you can buy DX coded cassettes. I know I've seen them advertised somewhere, probably Freestyle. For my F65, which also needs a DX-code to set the ISO, I break down and buy film locally. In my experience the non-bulk film is always DX coded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    I assume the reason you don't have DX-coded cassettes is that you're loading your own cassettes from bulk film, as I do. I think you can buy DX coded cassettes. I know I've seen them advertised somewhere, probably Freestyle. For my F65, which also needs a DX-code to set the ISO, I break down and buy film locally. In my experience the non-bulk film is always DX coded.
    I have some Efke KB25 that is conveniently packaged in non DX coded cassettes, and it is fresh, expires 2-2012. I was surprised.

    Also I just found six Kalt DX ISO 400 coded film cassettes. If you want them there yours for the cost of postage.

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    Just got back from my trip to Disney with a bunch of screaming kids and the N75 and a Rollei 35. I'll admit the N75 was way easier to use and I shot 6 rolls of TMY with the N75 and only a half of a roll with the Rollei 35. I had no problem leaving the camera lying around briefly while tending to the kids. At the airport I just sent the camera and film through the x-ray scanner--no hassle.

    While at the Disney park I did take notes on what the tourists were using. It seems about 20% of tourists were using DSLRs and the most popular DSLR was Nikon, followed by Canon. These were easily identified by the self-promoting neck-straps. 70% of the tourists were using the non-viewfinder cameras and the rest were using some type of cellphone. I saw no medium format cameras and no classic 35mm SLRs or rangefinders.

    I was also amazed that people would carry these massive modern Nikon and Canon zoom lenses on the higher level DSLRs.

    I think I did well with the N75, rather than the F100 in terms of weight. I used one hand on the camera and had it to my eye for probably 25% of the time I was there.

    I shot the TMY at "-1.5" on the exposure compensator (base exposure ISO 100) and will give feedback as to how that worked out when I process the film.

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