Recently got hold of a Nikon F with 50 mm f/1.4 and 85 mm f/1.8 (non-AI so I can't really use them to good effect with my F3, F100, FM2n, and N90s) for the same reason. The friend who gave it to me likes my work and was glad the camera got a good home. He also threw in a Canon FTb body for which I have a 50 mm f/1.8 FD lens. The Nikon's slow shutter speeds weren't working well, but with a little cleaning and exercise it's back to normal. The meter is another story. Even with the correct batteries, it's three stops high. No big deal. If I get ambitious, I can adjust it. If not, no matter. It's always 3 stops high. The Canon has shutter capping problems at anything higher than 1/250th second. Not sure how to fix that, but I'll get around to it eventually.