Excerpt: As a freelance pro when younger, I used a Nikon F3. Great camera. However, my work style usually demanded medium format, and I bought a Pentax 645 when it came out, to supplement my Mamiya C330, which produced fine results but is a bit of an unwieldy beast in the field.
I would recommend this to any one looking for an all in one
5 June 2013
Summary: I bought this to have an all in one for a good price, it has been working well for that. It does not take professional quality pictures but good enough to put on social websites to share with friends.
Excerpt: When I started to get into photography and was trying to get better shots with my automatic weather resistant film camera back in 1999 I was talking with my mom and explaining how I wish I could have more control over my photos.
Excerpt: I used them continually, as a semi pro, throughout late '70's to early '90's. Didn't get them serviced but never once let me down. Change of job / circumstances and lack of interest meant they haven't hardly been used since.
Excerpt: One of the few fully modular 35mm cameras which, in it's time, gave 85 to 90 percent of the performance of the outstanding Canon F1 and Nikon F2AS at just over 60 percent of the price. By any standards this was a remarkable achievement.
Excerpt: I recently bought an MX and mint M-50/f1.7 to replace my Spotmatic SP F which was dyeing a slow death... I've also used a MF Minolta SLR and several 35mm rangefinders but generally my film experience isn't great so keep that in mind