I have the F2SB, F3 and the F4, if given a choice would still go and buy another F4. It is the most versatile camera I own and the lens availability is phenomenal given its age; all Nikon lenses up to the newer (horrible) G types with very few restrictions on metering.

Oh and it does have manual rewind and a quiet mode on the motor drive.

Weight is not a problem for me as I am of an age where plastic still makes me question quality.

David.

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