I have both the F3HP, F3, and almost new FA. Without question, the F3's. For me, the FA is way to complex to bother with, and I don't think it comes close to the reliability of the F3. As a back up or smaller Nikon, I prefer the FE. EM's, FG's have reliability issues and if you have a working one, the question in my mind is, for how long. YMMV