Written on: 14/03/2012 by charlieT (5 reviews written)
I picked up a used F100 last year, it is in excellent condition and has been a joy to use so far. The model I have has the weaker film winding fork which may break at some point I have read, but so far ok. All the exposures I have made have been good to excellent on film and slide. Using manual focus lenses is easy, exposure and focus conformation have been consistently accurate. I also use an MC-31 cord via USB connected to Softalk 2000 software, to read film data from the F100 memory,... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2010
The Nikon F-100 probably still is the most allround camera
on the market. Even in Full-auto or Semi-Auto modes, the pictures are excellently exposed.
For me the biggest feature is the compatibility with non-autofocus lenses.
When set to Aperture-Priority the camera can still auto expose. Even if the lens it self doesn't have any electronics. This makes that a lot of great cheap used lenses become available for use. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2003 by dr pradeep kumawat.
this is ultimate dream photo machine for photgraphers excellent for nature and potrait with 80-200 lense relible with 28-105 and brilliant sensing of moving object with even normal lense. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2002 by Garland.
First, this is quite an expensive camera when considered against the features you get. Both Canon and Minolta offer much less expensive models with vastly superior feature sets. Ostensibly, the greatest reason for any serious amateur to invest in any Nikon SLR body, all of which have serious shortcomings-particularly this pricey F100-is to gain access to the vast range of Nikkor lenses which have a superior reputation for fine optical performance. However, having experienced an array of... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2002 by Dan.
I have three Nikon bodies - a 8008S, a N90s and now an F100, which is by far the best. It feels very solid (I would not hesitate to use it as a hammer) and fits perfectly in my hand. Most slides were exposed dead on and were very sharp - the body and lenses are perfectly aligned. Combined with a 80-400 Nikon VR is just right for body building, but hey in this day and age we need all the exercise we can get. It never let me down, it just ignores freezing cold and sweltering heat and the... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2002 by Tom.
I traded in my F801 against a Nikon F100 35mm SLR camera just a few months after the newer camera came out. It has never let me down and I have got better results from it than any of my other cameras. It is a fine camera ... but
I have never found any use for the selectable focus area. I have it permanently locked on the centre sensor.
Despite the F100's improvements there is nothing that I do with it that I could not accomplish with my old F801 almost as easily. In fact I prefer my... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2002 by GMAX.
No doubt! The first time I used the Nikon F100 35mm SLR camera camera was on a paid wedding event, no testing nor practice to know all the features & controls. It didn't let me down, the pictures turned out great no comment.......Customer is so happy.
I did use it with SB-80DX and a MB-15 - worth the money you buy for. Camera is definitely an answer...no comment.. (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2002 by HERONMAN.
I HAVE USED BOTH CANON AND NIKON CAMERAS .. I LIKE THE NIKON CAMERAS BETTER, BUT WISH THEY HAD MORE "VR" LENSES LIKE CANON.. THE F-100 IS A TOP NOTCH CAMERA AND IT HAS A METER SYSTEM THAT HAS NOT TAKEN A BAD PICTURE. I NOW USE THE F-100 AND A N-80 AS A BACK UP FOR ALL MY SHOOTING.. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2001 by Georges Pelpel.
The Nikon F100 is a great camera. It is built very solid, has a great set of features and an outstanding user interface.
I also own a nikon F5 and like the F100 almost as much. When I travel or backpack I take the F100 because it's much lighter.
I would recommend the Nikon F100 to any photographer and especially to advanced hobbyists.
Nikon has constantly provided consumers and professionals with cameras that last for years and preserve their value like any other camera, the F100 is no... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2001 by Paolo Denti.
A camera with a fine design and well placed commands. However, it does not encompass significant advances beyond F801s and F90x. Metallic alloys employed seems too sensitive to humidity. As a consequence, the knob to unlock lenses may glide irregularly. Priced too high. (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2001 by Panos.
This is a great camera with all the features one expects from a professional camera in a relatively small size. Build to last for ever. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2001 by Simon Clark.
I have now used this camera now for a few months and can only say that it is a terrific bit of kit. I still can't believe I've managed to own one.
The controls are so well laid out it is a joy to use. One never has to take ones eye away from the finder to change settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture control etc. I find the camera quiet with a really smooth winder. Even without the add on drive you get 4.5 fps which is enough for me.
In effect it combines the build... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2000 by R. Briggaman.
The F100 was a step up from N70 for me and I never looked back as I have with other pricey decisions in my life. With the 70, even after a few months I often needed to stop and think about mechenical adjustments, e.g. aptr pri. to manual, continuous to single focus, etc. On more than one occasion, by the time adjustments were made, the photo opportunity had passed. On the 100, all functions are easy to learn, function controls are well positioned, and I spend more time thinking about... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2000 by Fred Alexander.
A complex, professional camera. I bought my first Nikon FTn 31 years ago. While I can use the F-100 much like that superb manual camera, it wasn't created for someone who'll be satisfied with manual technology.
It requires study. And if you buy the SB-28 flash to make the most of flash/camera capabilities, you'll need to study the flash too, IMHO.
I am very, very pleased with the F-100. If I didn't need its ruggedness, I think the N-80 would be fine for me.
If the object is the... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2000 by Georges Pelpel.
The camera to own if you are a serious photographer. Fits perfectly in the hand, all commands very well positionned. Superb AF and metering. I have used many bodies and this is my favorite. (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2000 by CyberPOP.
If you want a fancy camera, N80 will fit your need. If you want a good well-built camera, go for FM2N (for Nikon fan) or other brands. You pay 1,300 for F100 just for the "LOOK" and "WEIGHT". If you buy MB-15, the price is close to F5. But wait! F5 does come with RGB metering, MLU, faster film advanced, better built, manual rewind (can leave film leader out). Nikon just wants to make money from this camera, not the customer satisfaction. But it works. After I had been Nikon user for 18... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2000 by Stephen Williams.
Nikon robbed me last November when I was seduced to buy this camera. However, I love it. Why does it cost so much though ? (read more)