I was finally successful in bidding on an F100 body, camera bag and all the papers on Ebay. Total with shipping was $160. I feel like I got a really good deal. My question is, are there any foibles I need to know about using the camera? I read that the take-up spool was an issue. The review was by Rockwell from several years ago. Is this still an issue with the camera. Thanks in advance.
Thanks, Anthony, for the information. I have an SB-28 and SB-20. I know that the SB28 is fully compatible with the F100, but not so sure about the SB-20. Once the camera arrives, I was thinking about loading it with some ISO 100 b/w film and shooting some high contrast subjects to check out how well the fill flash works. If I get some good exposures and decent subjects, look for a few posts in the B/W forum. Again thanks and good shooting, Lee
Good deal on the F100! Anthony gave you good advice about the rewind fork (I assume this is what you meant? Never heard of issues with the take-up spool), and I'll second him on swapping out the B-type focusing screen with the E-type (with the grid lines). I don't know if there is a serial number range for F100s with the more robust rewind fork, and even early models could have had their forks replaced by Nikon. I believe the weaker style rewind forks were pointy, while the more robust forks are squared off.
My only problem with my F100 is that Fuji discontinued Astia in 35mm format .
Congrats on the F100!! I have the older triangular forks and never had an issue and if it does break after 10 years KEH can fix it. Congrats and have fun the F100 is the bomb and the perfect match in my bag with my D700!
You got me thinking about a F100 now. I've got a D800 but my mom just gave me her old Minolta x570 which got me thinking of a good film Nikon that's fully compatible with my lenses. Let us know how you like it.
Now I just need time to do my D800 and company justice...
For other prospective F100 buyers, you should also need to be aware of the loose metering switch (on the side of the prism housing). Also check on the condition of the camera film door, particularly the locking mechanism that releases the back. Mine broke after a few years, which necessitated a new back door.
A Richmond, B.C. Nikonian - FM2n, F100, D300, D800
I finally got an old F100 as well through ebay. I'm getting into photography more seriously and have loved the F100 since using my brother-in laws years ago. I look forward to learning more about photography. I've also got a D50 that I have been using for a couple of years but have been using it basically as a point and shoot. I'm sure I'll have quite a few questions going forward
>I finally got an old F100 as well through ebay. I'm getting >into photography more seriously and have loved the F100 since >using my brother-in laws years ago. I look forward to >learning more about photography. I've also got a D50 that I >have been using for a couple of years but have been using it >basically as a point and shoot. >I'm sure I'll have quite a few questions going forward If you have questions, just ask. If I can't answer them, I'm sure our fellow Nikonians can. Congrats on the F100. Good shooting, Lee