hi pls tell me about F5 negative and positive side!
hi im din im panning to buy an F5 but i need some real negative and positve comment about this top of the line nikon just not the weight i dont think of that just pls tell
#1. "RE: hi pls tell me about F5 negative and positive side!" | In response to Reply # 0vfnewman Basic MemberSat 17-Feb-01 11:51 AM
Have you decided the F5 is the right camera for you, and you're going to buy it, or are you still trying to decide?
The F5 is a fantastic camera. Probably the biggest negative about it is that you might be paying for features that you don't need. Do you need interchangeable viewfinders? Do you need 8 frames per second? Had the F100 existed when I bought my F5, I probably would have bought the F100 for about US $1000 less.
Another negative about the F5 is power consumption. Alkaline batteries do not last long. Lithium AA's are recommended, but they are very expensive. The best option is the Nikon MH-30 battery, but that is a minimum of US $130, and you also need a charger for it.
I'm sure the other group members will have plenty to add to this too.
#2. "RE: hi pls tell me about F5 negative and positive side!" | In response to Reply # 0f5fstop Basic MemberSat 17-Feb-01 12:13 PM
LAST EDITED ON Feb-17-01 AT 03:20 PM (GMT)
I have listed some of the pros and cons about the F5 at this link:
As for battery consumption; that has never been what I call a problem. I'm able to obtain about 20 rolls of 36-exposures with the F5. I cannot honestly state how many I would receive on the F100 since it has never been in my possession long enough to discover its battery usage.
There are more differences between an F100 and an F5 other than FPS, and interchangeable prisms such as a more accurate metering system, a bit faster AF, better construction, more internal metal parts. There are many more differences to list; however, you just asked for the negatives and positives for the F5.
Body construction (internal and external)
Mirror lockup (I never use it)
User adjustable center weighted metering
Better and easier to use dynamic AF
Manual rewind knob
The future addition of the MF-28 multi-function back, yes it is an expensive toy, but it adds many features; whether or not you will ever require these features is something only you can decide.
Is considered too heavy by some people
Some controls require multiple steps such as rewind
Too easy to trigger the vertical shutter release while carrying the camera (you learn to check the lock ring on the vertical shutter to make sure it is off)
I honestly cannot think of any other negatives, but I could list subjective positives for another ten-minutes.
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#3. "RE: hi pls tell me about F5 negative and positive side!" | In response to Reply # 0bgs Charter MemberSat 17-Feb-01 01:51 PM
If you haven't checked out the F5 articles on this site yet, you might want to do so:
Additional info on the F5 can be found right here and here
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