I finally received my used Nikon N90s and MB-10 grip from the Ebay seller. I can't believe its condition! She said it was "mint," and damned if she wasn't lying! It looks like it was never even used! Even though I can't find any visible signs of wear, or even use, the camera shipped with nothing more than the body itself, MB-10 grip (attached), and a Nikon body cap. No boxes, manuals, or any other accessories.
But, I'm so thrilled! My, how wonderful it is to look through the viewfinder of a film camera again! Big, bright, and beautiful! Hey! I finally have a "full-frame" camera! I do have several other, older Nikon film bodies, but nothing as recent as the N90s (I don't even know where they are at the moment).
I have many questions for you other N90/N90s/N90x owners . . .
1. What's the best focus technique when using single-point AF on this camera? Since there's only one focus point (center), I assume it's the same, focus, keep shutter half-pressed, re-frame procedure. Any anomalies to its focus point I should be aware of?
2. I can't find a PDF manual for the N90s at Nikon USA's website. Does anyone know where to get one online?
3. The body shipped with the MB-10 grip installed. No battery door (the one that goes on the body) was included. Is this still an available part?
4. I pulled the battery tray from the MB-10 (which appeared super-clean), and inserted four 'AA' batteries, and turned the camera on. Thankfully, everything appeared to work, and the motor drive fired off frames at an ample rate. But, is there nowhere else to stick additional batteries? I guess the MB-10 doesn't service any additional power reserve, it simply provides for a vertical shutter release.
In general, the N90s' control layout appears similar to my old N6006 bodies, so I figured most of that out, and set the basic stuff up already (aperture-priority, matrix-metering, drive mode, etc.). But, I'm sure you Nikon afficionados have a lot of hidden knowledge about the camera that's still new to me. Really can't get over how beautiful and bright my FX lenses appear on this thing!
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Take a look at this beautiful Nikon film body (photos by the seller):