Thu 12-Jul-12 11:04 AM | edited Thu 12-Jul-12 11:07 AM by Leatham
I bought an F75, only a few years ago, soon after my D300. I was returning to photography after a 15 year break. This was my first DSLR and way too much camera for me for the first few months. I wanted to go back to what I had known about photography "back in the day" when I owned an Olympus OM4 and a Bronica 645.
The F75 is an exceptionally clever camera and rarely misses an exposure. I read Thom Hogan's guide and set up the AEL button as a Spot Meter which helped in tricky lighting. I was very happy with the results, especially with flash fill. It is a highly capable camera in any situation unless you need a fast motor drive. On eBay it was the best $50 I ever spent.
My wife uses the F75 now and I have "upgraded" to an F90x, for another $50. It's as fast as I need and gives me good control when I need it, but the SB-23 makes it more bulky than the F75. I use the F90x for family snaps and save the digital for airshows, birds in flight and theatre work. Again it was a Thom Hogan book that unlocked the mysteries of the camera for me.
Using film slows my shot rate, forces me to calm down, look more closely at the world through the viewfinder and gives me a far greater percentage of keepers. I have settled on Ektar 100 since the local shop stopped selling Reala 100. Is that film still made?