Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
Judging from CGW's post, a finger in front of the window would have been a good thing.

Hope my relatively new to me mint condition F3 keeps going for a few years.
If it's any comfort, my early F3's LCD was a bit dim in 2002 when I got it and hasn't faded any further. I was bummed apart the parts situation but the friendly Nikon.ca techs said the LCDs weren't a regularly stocked item even during the F3's glory years. My take is "shoot 'em till they break."