Recommended Nikon film SLR?

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Hi all,

Before I started using DSLRs, my interest in photography (outside of P&S cameras) started with some older film cameras that my father had (Minolta 35mm and Yashica MF).

I still have interest in film and would like to make some time for it if possible. I am wondering which camera would be recommended that I could still use my Nikon F-mount AF/AF-S lenses on?

I've seen the Nikon F5, but are there others that could be had for less that would be recommended?
 

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I really like the F90x/N90s. The only caveat is if you are using "G" lenses (no aperture ring), you can only use P and S modes. The AF-S lenses will auto-focus on the F/N90 (and presumably newer) bodies, though I'm not sure about all auto focus bodies. Some don't support AF-S, such as the F801/N8008. I suspect bodies older than 1992 won't autofocus the AF-S lenses.
 
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If you're planning on using Ai or Ai-s lenses, then I would suggest the F6 for the metering ability. If you are only going to use AF-D or AF-S lenses, then the F5 will suffice.
 

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The Nikon F100 is a VERY nice, almost flagship-grade 35mm AF SLR. It is a sweet camera. Almost as capable as an F5, but not so doggone heavy and bulky. The Nikon N90s is nice. I have one. It has a good viewfinder, and is a comfortable, modern body for use with AF, A-D, AF-S, and G-series lenses (same at the F100). I recommend those two bodies because they are newer, and have great viewfinders, superb handling, and they work with the modern lenses. Those two models are readily available from KEH.com.
 

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Nikon FM2 if youre looking for something small, light, and with out all the fancy electronics while still having a built in light meter. I will never let mine go.

I also use an F5 regularly which I love as well because its such a tank. Its my "im feeling lazy" 35mm camera.
 

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F100 is less than the F5 but does most of what it does. If you don't need/want a grip, this is the way to go. If you're a grip kinda guy, might as well just get an F5 IMO. I have an F100 myself and it's a great camera.
 

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