I thought this would get a lot of responses as everyone has their favorites. The things I like about the F5 is Color Matrix Metering, fast autofocus, the last Nikon film camera with interchangeable finders, and it is built like a tank. The only thing that I might worry about is that the electronics may go at some point. I also like that the FX lenses and my SB600 from my DSLRs (Oh did I say that) work fine on the F5. Many of the images in National Geographic were made with the F5 and Kodachrome.