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    Just got off the phone with the guy, he sent me some pis and they look good. Now I just have to set up a time to see them. The F3 is the non-HP version and from what I saw it looks well cared for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I just recently received a Nikon S2 and F in a deal and soon after I bought an F2 from a member here and have been enjoying all of them. An F3/FE is not a need but a want. From what I understand, both cameras will work with my non-AI lenses and if I want to in the future I can step up to AI lenses.
    Which finder for the F2?

    With the F3, you've completed a trifecta . . . ;-)



    Also, you can have none AI lenses converted to AI for very reasonable price too.

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    I bought a 35-135 finder off eBay, it's not the Nikon but it works for my needs. If I were to convert my non-AI lenses to AI would I still be able to use them on my F/F2?
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    If you don't wear glasses, I suspect you'll much prefer the non-HP finder. I briefly owned both, and the non-Hp was always my favorite. I'm not quite sure why the F3HP commands a premium...

    In any case, one of the great things about the F3 is that if you don't like your finder, you can just swap it out!
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    I wear glasses and have an F3hp with a 55mm micro Nikkor lens. I bought it new for some scientific photography and it's a beautiful camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I bought a 35-135 finder off eBay, it's not the Nikon but it works for my needs. If I were to convert my non-AI lenses to AI would I still be able to use them on my F/F2?
    35-135 finder must be for your S2?

    Since I can use AI lenses on my F and FT3, I am going to assume that a AI converted lens will be just as useful. My F2 has the DP-11 finder which makes it an F2A and AI lenses are more useful for it.

    Here is a link to the conversion that I have seen but not tried myself -> AI Conversions for Nikon Lenses

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    Sorry about that, that finder is for the S2. I have the finder that makes it an F2A2, not sure which one it is right now.
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    A DP12 to make it an F2AS perhaps as there are no F2A2 -> F2 metered prisms

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    probably a typo I think he meant F2AS

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    Either that or a super rare NASA only prism although a DP12 would still be a great prism to have . . . ;-)

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