Question is...what is the best Nikon film camera to pick up second-hand? My budget is about ?400 max. I have only been learning photography for about 6 months and would like to remain with Nikon. I prefer black and white images, and will be using the camera to photograph friends and family, street photography etc. I would like something not too heavy (as I have puny female arms) but is trustworthy and reliable. Please help!
A couple of months ago, I got a beautiful (9+) F-100 from Adorama for $204.00. If your looking for a Nikon film camera, thats the way to go I think.
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A beautifully crafted, well sealed and metal clad DSLR, with functional knobs and a sensible number of digital controls (far fewer than current models), without video would be a very fine package indeed. A machine made simply for making photographs. Function and form perfectly melded. For the many who never shot Nikon film cameras, it will be a new day. For the first time they will see a bright, fine-grained focusing screen with a split image prism that they can truly focus. The camera will fit their hands better than the fat pigs of today, with the solid feel that inspires confidence in the machine. They might even learn to hold their cameras steady without the aid of VR, and get fast at manual focusing. Look at all the fine glass Nikon has made over the years, just waiting to be used again! My wallet is ready for the $3,000 price tag.