I just won a mint-condition Nikon N90s with an MB-10 grip on Ebay, and I'm totally stoked! I read all the reviews from the usual suspects, but still ended up choosing the N90s over the F100. Yes, I know that VR lenses won't work their VR magic on a N90s body, but all of my VR lenses are 'G' lenses anyway. Plus, I've always wanted an N90, and now I have an N90s--even better!
I was at Samy's Camera in Los Angeles the other day and just stood by and watched as an older guy next to me bought a brand new Nikon F100--at that rather steep, brand-new price! I couldn't say anything about how cheap they are now, used, because the sale was already completed, and I didn't really want to piss off the sales staff. Plus, that one sales girl at Samy's is smokin' hot. Anyway, there was something I wasn't sure about the F100--one reviewer said that aperture wasn't available in the F100's viewfinder? Do I have that wrong? One reason I went with the N90s was that translucent "light bar" on the top of the prism. I'll try to research my question a bit better in a few minutes . . . I just wanted to say how excited I am to own a near-new, full-frame, totally decent, 35mm film body!
I plan to double-shoot some of my more-planned shots now. Some on my D90, and then a frame or two on my N90s on some Tri-X or something. Might even get another body just for chromes.
A couple weeks ago, in anticipation of acquiring an N90s, I picked up one of those neat little Nikon SB-23 flashes (since the N90/s has no built-in flash). Again, mint, for just a few bucks. I assume I can use the SB-23 as a TTL flash with the N90s, but I'm not sure the SB-23 supports the 'D' feature (the N90s body does support 'D' lens information). I also have an old SC-17 which should also work with it. Can't wait to slap some of my big, wide, FX lenses on it (AF Nikkor 14mm f2.8D, etc.)!
Oh, one more cool thing about the N90s vs. the more "advanced" N60, N75, or N80--the N90s has a rather decent flash-sync speed of up to 1/250th-of-a-second. Lightning-fast, compared with the surprisingly pokey 1/90th-of-a-second sync speed of both the N60 and N75, and the very old-school sounding, 1/125th-of-a-second sync speed of the N80 (though not as wicked-fast as the D70/D70s' and D40's 1/500th max sync speed).
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