Summary: As a professional photographer who has shot fo Apple Computers, Hewlett-Packard, too many weddings, and many magazines, I have to say the Nikon F4 is my favorite camera to shoot with! I used my Nikon SB 16 with the as-9 flash on it. I shoot it with ny F4s on P and TTL on the flash. (Find one with the diffuser on it they're hard to find.) This combination has been fantastic and tack on every time...no kidding here! I mean tack on for exposure EVERY TIME.
Pros: Simple to use for Old mechanical Pro Nikon photographers., You can use auto focus and manual lens with rangefinding and metering as well. (They put those back in the F6 go figure, better late than never.), Tack on while set on "P" and TTL. Perfect fill flash!, Bright viewfinder! Better than the F3., Buy the F4s for the release button on the side! You may never think you need it until you shot so portraits!, It's buildt like a tank, you'll probably pass away before it ...
Cons: None with the Nkion F4s you get everything. Auto, aperature priority, shutter priority, and manual.
Summary: a solid good kamera. thats it! it is possible to buy a good exemplar,at low prize. autofocus is more than fast enough.with basic photoknowledge,it is easy to use. i have good landscapephotos with this camera.(i bought it for landscape,but i take good portraits too with f-4.
Pros: solid built. can use all 3 meterings on old manual lenses. good looking design. enormous many lenses is possible to put on this camera
Summary: I've owned this body for 5-6 years. It got me started back using 35mm from MF. I'm now using D2h and D2X but have keep the F4 as backup and use it when I need that WA shot. I have no plans to retire it anytime soon. It's the one camera that I can wear if you know what I mean. The one dumb thing I did was sell off the MB-20 grip and I want to buy another. These camera are truly underrated. It's a tank.
Summary: It goes without saying that Nikon's pro cameras have always been excellent. I was amazed when this highly electronic camera was dropped and the pentaprism damaged such that you could barely make out the subject in what looked like a kaleidoscope I was able to use the autofocus and shoot 20 rolls of film without losing any due to focus or exposure problems.
Summary: As a lover of manual/mechanical cameras, I was seriously considering the FM3a as a backup to my three aging F2 bodies (I have been using one since 1971). However, I changed my mind when I discovered that the price of film cameras had dropped so low that I could purchase a used F4 body in excellent condition for a little over $300 compared to the price of $500 for a new FM3a.
Pros: 1. Well-built, heavy-duty, high-quality body, 2. Seems to be durable and dependable, 3. Woks well with my inventory of older Nikon lenses (from 18mm to 1000mm), 4. Provides good balance with heavy telephoto lenses, 5. Works well with auto focus or manual focus lenses, 6. Uses same motor drive cable connection for Quantum Radio Slave II as F2, 7. Very quiet built-in motor drive, 8. Reasonably priced (purchased on eBay for $325 in 2005), 9. Auto and manual exposure feat...
Cons: 1. Unable to vary the amount of time viewfinder turns itself off due to inactivity, 2. While slightly pressing shutter release button to activate built-in light meter, it is too easy to accidentally press shutter release too hard and waste a shot., 3. Large size and heavy weight (however, smaller and lighter than F2 with motor), 4. Not an inconspicuous camera, 5. Auto focus is too slow for fast action (but I don’t shot a lot of fast action), 6. Camera will not operate...