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What was your 1st autofocus Nikon body?

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Teek Registered since 04th Feb 2012
Sat 25-Feb-12 08:35 AM

I registered to read some threads about whether or not I could use all my Nikkor lenses on a new digital Nikon body, (and posting gives me more free time so Hi!)so that got me devouring info on the D700 and D3.

I started with an F4s in 1993 I think. I bought the body used and gradually added some used lenses, I had a camera guy I really liked at the time. I ended up adding an 8008s and an N90s as backup bodies, and would use the F4 as my primary shooter with the N90 as my backup, usually hanging off my shoulder with the lens tucked backwards so I could keep it safely out of the way but ready to grab if I ran the F4 out of film or just needed a different focal length, though I pretty much stuck with the 75-300. I had an 80-200 ED AF 2.8 that I used in tandem with the longer lens a lot, one on each camera. I was shooting equestrian sports, just as an amateur but I was in demand and it was fun. I want those days back!

I was using the 8008 only as an emergency camera, the price was too good so I picked it up, and I was mad about Nikon. My first SLR camera that was all mine was a Canon AE-1. So now I would love a D700 but they are still so high, even with the D800 coming out. I had a couple of friends raving about their Canons but how could I turn my back on all my lenses? I have 7 decent lenses. I can't afford to sell them for a little and then start over. I did sell the N90, the 8008 is barely worth $50 now.

So I guess I have to wait for more D700s to enter the market used as people upgrade. I also wish there were less issues with the digital Nikons, I was considering compromising with a D90 even though I would really prefer a full frame camera because that's what I'm used to with the F4. I wish too that they could incorporate better video capture, I always use that in my cheap Canon Powershot.

How many of you are still actively shooting your film cameras? I haven't bought film for so long all my film expired in 2006 and I don't even remember what I might want to use, though at the time I liked Fuji Velvia for transparencies and Kodak Gold for prints.

My husband wants to go to the LA Zoo and I have never gone without a camera, so need to battery up the F4 and find film.

Any general suggestions or ideas please let me know. I'm not really a camera nerd anymore but I love reading and talking about cameras with cool people who understand, and I really do want to replicate the ease of shooting the F4 in a new to me digital body.

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