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End of an era...

Advantages: Fantastic build quality, superb handling, access to Nikon's legendary range of lenses, capable of virtually any assignment, total "systems"camera
Disadvantages: Slow 1/80 sec flash sync, idiosyncratic position of hot-shoe,dull (by modern standards anyway) viewfinder, metering pattern takes getting used to, this is NOT a point-and-shoot camera.

I first experienced the Nikon F3 back in 1984 when I asked to see it back in a (now sadly closed down) profession camera dealer and I would have purchased on the spot if I'd have had the £600 asking price. But being a poor student, I was just dreaming the ...

peterkinxl5 30.03.2005 · Read full review
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A reliable rock

Advantages: Sturdiness, image quality and reliability
Disadvantages: Weight

...is nothing new to say that the Nikon F3 is an excellent camera, indeed it has been known to be so to anyone who is interested in photography and has read a little about cameras. In my personal experience, the F3 has been a trustworthy friend that ...

Librelola 13.08.2005 · Read full review
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I wish I'd had one all along

Advantages: Professional quality
Disadvantages: Expensive

The Nikon F3 is perhaps the ultimate professional camera. Being a manual focus camera, some high level of attention is needed to bring off good photos, but the optics and built in metering system are very helpful in that regard. With several exposure mo ...

Stonehouse 21.06.2000 · Read full review
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The Best I have owned- Mathew Sebastian

Advantages: robust! still works wonders
Disadvantages: none

I bought my first Nikon F3 in 1981 as a replacement for my excellent but ageing OM2n. I had only a few AI lenses to start with, a 28mm, 80-200 , a 2x converter and a Panagor Micro 90mm/2.8. Over the years, I have also moved from film to DSLR and own th ...

appacheindian1 15.09.2011 · Read full review
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Semi pro camera

Advantages: Lightweight and easy to use
Disadvantages: Manual focus can be tricky

This is one of my favourite cameras to use especially for wildlife photography. It is lightweight due to the body being made of plastic but still rugged enough to cope with everyday life. The viewfinder is large and bright so any manual adjustments of ...

wildtinsey 07.04.2008 · Read full review
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