I too would recommend the F80. I have both the 55 and the 80 and use the 80 as my main shooter with the 55 in a backup role. Not being able to manually set the film speed is an irritant with the f55. You can overcome it to some degree with the +/- but it is still a bother. The f80 is a good solid camera that works just as well in manual as automatic. You can probably get a good one on ebay for little more than you're thiinking of paying for the f55.