It's an F series camera, always over-engineered and way tougher than anything else in the line. Always baffled by the abiding suspicion that an elderly mechanical camera would outlast a newer electronic model, especially one as nearly bomb-proof as an F5. I've beat the living crap out of several lesser N90s bodies that never so much as blinked. Provided your F5 is tight and snug in its case, there shouldn't be any problems. For me--and despite the F6--the F5 really was the last of the pro Nikon film bodies.
Originally Posted by EdColorado