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Nikon F5 w/ data back - worth it?


Philadelphia, US
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chipshorter Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2012
Thu 19-Apr-12 02:58 PM

Hi all-

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?