I own an F5 and love it. It's just a bit heavy some times and was wondering if the F4 is much lighter. Also, a plus for me is that I have several non-ai lenses that would work with the F4. What is a reasonable price for an E or E+ body? Thank for your input and help folks.
Unfortunately, the F4s is about 2.4 ounces heavier than the F5. However, the F4 has no equal when it comes to lens compatability.
I saw a very nice F4s E++ body this evening on ebay, being sold by TMR Promotions, a vendor I have done business several times (very happy), on a buy it now for $384.95 - free shipping and a manual on CD included. F4 come in a variety of prices, from the high 200's to well beyond 600.
Thu 09-Feb-12 04:36 AM | edited Thu 09-Feb-12 04:42 AM by OldNavy609
Well, I did it. Found a nice F4S body on Ebay. I should have it by the middle of next week. I want to thank everyone for the advice and help you gave me. Happy shooting. Not a bad price, $220.00. It has some cosmetic issues, but what the heck, no one but me is going to inspect it. Again, thanks, guys.
Thanks, Anthony. It's a great article and makes me even more ready to purchase an F4S or F4E as soon as I can afford it. Being retired and on a limited income does have drawback. HaHa. But it is wonderful to have time to track down the image and capture it for others. Thanks again.
I'd look for a straight up F4. It has 2 fewer batteries and a smaller profile. You will shave off a few ounces that way. You lose some frame rate on the MD and the vertical shutter button, but that usually isn't a huge deal depending on your shooting style.
Thanks for the reply. I have some lithium batteries for my F5 as well as nicads and chargers for them. Which grip will work with nicads, since I already have them and the are rechargable. Thanks again,
The MB-21 requires 6 AA cells (3 in the side and 3 in the bottom), the MB-20 requires 4 AA cells, and the MB-23 requires 6 AA cells, or the MN-20 NiCad pack, or the external battery pack DB-6. The F4s has the MB-21. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I received the F4S today and it is in beautiful condition. I loaded a roll of Tri-X to test it, and everything seems to be working very very well. If there is anyone out there that can supply a users manual or knows of where I might find one, I greatly appreciate the information. Thanks again, folks for your input. Lee