What a grand bunch of guys you are!

Mick, good to read about your self same problem (if you get my meaning). The five years part has encouraged me no end - The F3 certainly feels right in the hand.

My plans are to use the Nikon F for B&W and the F3 (may be) for colour.

Once again I'm indepted to you all.

PS Unclemack - thanks for your indepth posts; unfortunately my eyes are not up to it neither is my courage level, but I appreciate your time and thought - thanks

Best wishes to all

Alistair