Opinion on Nikon F55

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Some Jedi, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Some Jedi

    Some Jedi Guest

    I am helping my friend who is thinking of getting a nikon f55, we live in
    the uk...

    Its needs to be a light camera and the f55 seems to score well on that, was
    just wondering if there are any users of this camera here and how do you get
    on with it. Maximum to spend is £200 so the nikon would fit the bill, I
    understand that out of a nikon and a canon the nikon lense would be better,
    even if just slightly?

    I am also looking for decent review site for 35mm cameras, there seem to be
    loads for digital cameras, can anyone point me the right direction.


    Some Jedi, Oct 25, 2003
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  2. Some Jedi

    Adam F Guest

    Sadly that's just a broad generalisation, and not a terribly accurate one
    either...some Nikon lenses have great reputations but a few Canon ones have
    even better ones (but for the most part they will be lenses no one would
    ever mount on an F55 or 300v anyway, like a 200/1.8 or 300/2.8).

    As far as bodies go, the Canon 300v and Minolta 5 are more capable than the
    Nikon (just compare the specs), and the latest Canon 28-90 or Minolta 28-100
    kit lenses are just as good as the Nikon 28-80...however they all suck
    compared with the prime lenses in the same ranges.

    Horses for courses, tell your friend to try the competition and a few
    different lenses and see how they feel to use, and try not to be swayed by
    reputation or marketing.

    Adam F
    Adam F, Oct 26, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Tony Spadaro, Oct 26, 2003
  4. Some Jedi

    Deathwalker Guest

    most reviews put the nikon metering system above the canon.
    Deathwalker, Oct 26, 2003
  5. Some Jedi

    Deathwalker Guest

    The usenet forum "rec.photo.equipment.35mm" is a good place to ask. You'll
    get many answers, and some will be quite insane, but the resulting flame war
    will give you a lot of useful information to aid in making your decision.

    roflmao ;)
    Deathwalker, Oct 26, 2003
  6. Some Jedi

    Deathwalker Guest

    Well i took advice about depth of field but never used. Cos it got darker
    but never sharper. Using scales and experience was the key. I got to know
    about my favourite lens (70-210fd) and what was good and what was not.
    Nowadays i still use that method rather than the depth of field setting on
    my canons. Its just too slow a process even with eye control. My brain is
    still the best cpu i own.
    Deathwalker, Oct 26, 2003
  7. Some Jedi

    Deathwalker Guest

    aww i was contemplating going back to a canon FD system. Bascially lens
    quality for about half the current eos used prices. 3 lenses manual
    hammerhead flash motordrive (which hardly got used) tripod small dedicated
    (which did no better than my £15 miranda). I got an A in my A levels with
    that. For less than a single new Eos L lens i could outfit myself again.

    Bollox i'll just by a fuji 602 :)
    Deathwalker, Oct 26, 2003
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    Deathwalker Guest

    Deathwalker, Oct 26, 2003
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