The F100 is a very nice camera. I have two of them, both with grips, and probably with less than 20 films through them. I think I paid the equivalent of around 50 and 100 quid for them, respectively. I got them as parts of jumble sales, and just resold all the bits I did not want. I've taken the grips off, because their batteries drain when attached, even with the camera off. When I do wildlife or macro photography, I put the grip on to have the vertical shutter release. Otherwise, it just makes the kit heavier. Having two bodies also means that you can one day, when both have broken, use parts from one to fix the other. I'm not there yet, and hope that is not necessary.