What Nikon film body?

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  1. hacksaw35

    hacksaw35 TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,
    I would like to get a Nikon film body. I love my D80, and would just like another body that I could shoot b&w film on with my current lenses.
    What do you recommend?
    Thanks.
     
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    The N80. It's essentially a D80 on film. You can get them off Craigslist for as low as $75
     
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    F100 fa sho.
     
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    F4 is a lot of bang for the bucks... that's my pick.
     
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    F100, F4 or F5 are great, F6 maybe too much camera to handle...
    But, if you don't mind with manual focus camera, I'll go with F3
     
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    Is the main difference between the F100 and the N80 the fps?
     
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    F5
     
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    Da F5 or F4..but I use my EM as well.
     
  9. hacksaw35

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    I figured the N80 would serve my purposes, and found a great deal.
    I had a 50mm 1.8 ($115) on my Christmas list for low light situations, and I found an N80 (barely used), bundled with the 50mm, & 2 Hoya filters for $150. Merry Christmas to me!
    Thanks for all the comments.
     
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    I agree wih Sabbath about the F4 being a especially great value right now but one question, why buy a second body for B+W when conversions done with some skill can look at least as good if not better than images shot on film.
     
  11. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Some people will always want to shoot film (at least as long as it is available), and I have to respect that... however, I feel that film is a slowly dying white elephant. It's time has passed, though some hard core photographers refuse to accept it.

    That is entirely to their credit and their choice.
     
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    If I could, I would shoot B&W film...(true B&W, not C41)...but I don't have a film body, and that stuff is expensive...
     

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