Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
Ben, You apparently made comparisons without even knowing it. After all, how else can you repeatedly declare that in your opinion, "Canon New F-1 as the best and most robust professional manual focus SLR ever". Anyway, given your extensive background and enthusiasm of the New F-1, I simply wanted to know the basis of your opinion. No doubt that some 30+ years later, there isn't much we don't already know regarding the technical specifications of these fine machines. Myself, I simply have an appreciation of them.
I don't have the time or inclination Les to write an academic thesis on the relative merits of all the pro SLR's of that era, all I can tell you is that after due consideration over many years I put my own money where my mouth is and bought three F1N- AE bodys and have never regretted it.