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"RE: Which film body??"

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Wed 13-May-09 05:59 PM

My recommendation is for the N80. Great camera, fully compatible with AF lenses (AF, AF-I and AF-S); D/G series and Vibration Reduction lenses. None of the bodies you mentioned will meter with MF (AI, AI-S) lenses - there is no mechanical linkage to tell the camera what apertures are available. Of course DX lenses are not compatible - the image circle is too small.

The N80 offers Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Program modes, there are five AF selectors; Matrix, Center and Spot metering. The viewfinder is a bit dim but it does have on demand grid lines (great for composition and aligning horizontals and verticals). It also incorporates a glass prism, not a pentamirror. It also uses a relatively inexpensive remote release (AR-4).

I liked the MB-16 when I had mine, it allowed the use of AA batteries, but did add to the size of the camera, without providing a vertical shutter release or other controls; just the battery pack.

For a bit more, the F100 is larger, heavier, has a brighter viewfinder, better AF and slightly bettering metering and the ability to meter with AI and AI-S MF lenses.


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