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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    What kind of a trip?

    The Nikon would be way more versatile due to the entire system but if you needed to travel light may not be the right answer.
    Bodies are about the same weight. I got my F for $25 then sold my M3 for $800. Then I bought a light Voigtlander pancake 40/2 lens for my F. A nice light kit, plus I can still swing it a deadly weapon if needed. (Don't laugh I have seen it done with an F) hehe.
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    Akiva S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    Bodies are about the same weight.
    Errr.....878 vs. 500 grammes (F+FTn vs. M6).
    But the main weight savings is in the lenses, where an M kit can end up weighing nearly half as much as a Nikon one.

    Using C/V bodies & lenses, the difference will probably be even greater.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    I use a Mamiya 7 when traveling . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    ...an M kit can end up weighing nearly half as much as a Nikon one.
    i guess i need my morning tea--my brain is struggling with this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vsanzbajo View Post
    Which one do you think is a better camera overall. If you had to pick one for a trip.
    Thanks in advance.
    From a purely personal point of view, the M3. I prefer a thousand times to use a small, quiet rangefinder.
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    I'd pick the Nikon F if I wanted more capability/versatility and speedier operation. I'd pick the M3 if I wanted to carry a small package. Both are high quality cameras and both companies made high quality optics, so those things would be the least of my concerns.
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    M3! M3! with a 50mm or 35mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    Errr.....878 vs. 500 grammes (F+FTn vs. M6).
    But the main weight savings is in the lenses, where an M kit can end up weighing nearly half as much as a Nikon one.

    Using C/V bodies & lenses, the difference will probably be even greater.
    F with meterless prism - 580 grams
    M3 - 560 grams
    Akiva S.

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    My silent Nikon F

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