I recently sold my F5 which had developed a problem. Naturally, I am now looking to get a new F5.
I have an opportunity to purchase an F5 with an MF-28, and I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the value of the back. It looks like it'll cost me about a $250 premium to get this one with the back.
I am certainly intrigued by the simpler aspects, like printing exposure in between negs, but other than that, what are people using it for? I had been using a cheapo knockoff MC-30 timer / remote trigger that has been effective. Does anyone have experience with both?
I guess what I'm really asking is... Can anyone justify my GAS on this one?
#1. "RE: Nikon F5 w/ data back - worth it?" | In response to Reply # 0mrred128 Registered since 31st Jan 2012Thu 19-Apr-12 09:35 PM
When I got my F6, the built in data imprinting of exposure was one of the best features to appreciate after the shot was taken.
My guess, if you were to get one, it could only be taken from your cold prying hands.....
Enough of a recommendation? lol
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#2. "RE: Nikon F5 w/ data back - worth it?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 23-Apr-12 07:36 PM
If I remember correctly $250.00 is about 1/3rd of the price of a new MF-28 back in 1996 for perspective.
While it is not a must have, the ability to add data between the frames made it easier to keep track of the date and time an image was captured.
Wait for someone to ask to see an image that you just captured.
One person didn't believe I was shooting film and got angry because I wouldn't show them an image in the MF-28 on the back of the camera.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!