While there's a certain old-school charm to the old F and F-2 Nikons, if you need a film body to use with some Nikon lenses and you just want to get the job done, this is *the* setup - very solid reliable and user-friendly body, and a very nice well-integrated reliable motor without all the quirks of the MD-1 and MD-2. I had one of these for a while and loved it. Someday when I finally land that Nikkor 6mm lens for less than the cost of a car, and I need a body to hang on it, this will be the setup.