Which camera???

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  1. Nanogeek815

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    Hi, I'm attending a high school advanced placement photography class and sell digital prints but prefer film by 150% and had a dumb question. I have a minolta maxxum 7000 film camera but personaly do not like the electronic advance, rewind, ect. That leads to my question, what cameras should I look at? I want fully manuel advance and rewind ect, it also needs to be Nikon. I was looking at the Nikon F but was thinking I should try to find somehing cheaper as it was $300. Any ideas?
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    (Catfish) John
     
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    Nikon FM, FE, FM2, FE2, FA, F2 are all excellent.

    You can also certainly find a Nikon F for less than $300.
     
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    What he said..

    FWIW, I own an FE and like it, but I would try to find an F3 if it were going to be my only camera and I were set on manual focus/advance. KEH.com has a few under 300 bucks. Now, if that 300 limit included lenses, then i'd probably go with an FE2 for the slight improvements over the FE.
     
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    I have an FE and F3 and I prefer the FE... the lcd metering info on the F3 makes it harder to read. I prefer the FE's analog meter.

    But as long as the LCD screen hasn't faded the F3 is a great camera, mechanically it's amazing--the film advance is so smooth I often have to double check to see if there's film in the camera. ;)

    IMO you can't go wrong with an FE, FE2, FM, FA, or F3.

    The F and the F2 are more "collector cameras."
     

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