Hello from Philly
I live in Philadelphia Pa. I am the owner of a Nikon D800. I have never used film since I just got into photography when the digital era started.
I am looking for a Nikon film camera and was directed to this site from PlanetNikon to ask questions and read the posts and learn all that I can about shooting with film.
I am not really interested in developing my own film but I would like to be able to print my own photos. I enjoy photographing landscapes, macro and abstracts.
Look up KEH used cameras. Go to your local library and look it up. BTW welcome to APUG!
Welcome to APUG, Robin. The Nikon F100 is a well-regarded film camera. I'm sure you will get many suggestions.
Welcome! I second the suggestion of an F-100; it will work with all of your (non DX) Nikon DSLR lenses, has a feel comparable to modern DSLR's, and are readily available in the $200 range. Also, if you're in Philly, the Calumet has a great film selection in stock to choose from. I will make the suggestion of having your film developed at a quality lab, not the local 1 hour.
I would go with an F100 or F5. If money is no object, the F6 is a fantastic film body, I can't say enough good things about it.
Processing your own film is so easy, there's no reason you shouldn't do it. It'll save you a lot of money, give you a LOT more control over your process, and if you're going to be setting up a darkroom anyway, its a bit of a no-brainer.
Welcome to APUG! Developing film is not hard. At least give it a few tries before you discount it. Film is a lot of fun. :)
Hello Robin and welcome to APUG.