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Nikon F5

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Nikon F5

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: Today, in 2010, it is just as good as it was when it was new, but sells for only a few hundred dollars. You can't go wrong; get one!
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F5 Review

By Thom
22 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The best metering of any camera to date on an almost perfect body. Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. Camera is no longer produced I'm always a sucker for new toys. When the Nikon F5 was first introduced, it looked like the consummate gadget for a dedicated Nikon user. With minor reservations, mostly concerning the price, I dropped by my local drug, uh, camera dealer and plopped my credit card down on the counter.
  • Pros: The same demented engineer apparently came up with the longer names for settings, meaning that you won't always immediately recognize what a setting is trying to accomplish until you think like a Japanese engineer. (The Help file is a little better.), The software isn't exactly user-friendly or organized well (think the worst software you've ever seen Microsoft produce, and you're coming close)., You'd need to carry a laptop into the field!, Custom Settings . Either l...
  • Cons: The same demented engineer apparently came up with the longer names for settings, meaning that you won't always immediately recognize what a setting is trying to accomplish until you think like a Japanese engineer. (The Help file is a little better.), The software isn't exactly user-friendly or organized well (think the worst software you've ever seen Microsoft produce, and you're coming close)., You'd need to carry a laptop into the field!, Exposure and Focus . The b...
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Expert Review

The Digital Journalist
23 February 2007
  • Excerpt: My Nikons (along with a battered Leica) got me through the Vietnam war. When I joined TIME in 1972, my Nikon F2s came along. With the help of the new Nikkor 600mm lens, I blasted away at Richard Nixon. He couldn't run, couldn't hide. In the next few years I had amassed more than two dozen covers of the magazine, all shot through the Nikon viewfinder.
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