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Nikon F100
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Nikon F100

Nikon F100 and Nikon 24mm f/1.4. As of August 2010, it's in stock brand-new at B&H, as well as refurbished at B&H. You may also find it at Adorama and Amazon, too.

Adorama pays top dollar for your used gear.

B&H Photo - Video - Pro Audio

Ritz Camera

I use Adorama, Amazon, eBay, Ritz, B&H, Calumet, J&R and ScanCafe. I can't vouch for ads below.

The F100 is the world's second-best 35mm SLR camera. I was happy to pay full price, about $1400, in 1999, for mine. I could have paid not much more for the F5, but I preferred the newer F100.

As of 2007, I got a Nikon F6 which is a somewhat better camera, but way more expensive. If money matters, get a used F100 for a few hundred dollars and you'll have gotten the deal of the century. If you don't mind the expense, get an F6, which is more refined from the F100 and offers full matrix metering with old manual focus lenses, as well as full EXIF data logging on its LCD. (see my F6 review.)

Read my minor comments below if you want, but don't ever forget that there is no other 35mm camera on Earth offering a better combination of practical features and performance (for me anyway) to get you the images you demand.

INTRODUCTION

SPECIFICATIONS

Autofocus Settings
Batteries and Power
Plastic Construction and the Rewind Fork Fiasco
No Rear Dust Seals
Chrome-Plated Brass (not stainless steel) Lens Mount
Focus System Errors
No Mirror Lockup
Depth-of-Field Preview Button Trick
Mandatory Exposure Compensations
Stupid Combination Drive Mode, Multiple-Exposure and Self-Timer Switch

ERR Messages
Great Factory Service FREE NEW CAMERA!!!! NIKON RULES!!!!

Custom Function cheater card

Suggestions for New Custom Functions
See also pages on Time Exposures
See also pages on Night Exposure Readings
See also pages on Matrix Metering
Learn how to use the SPOT meter
See also pages about use with Flash here