Worth noting is that a used N90s (F90x) sells for less than $100 on eBay; while a used F100 sells for under $200.
BUT!! Avoid the N90 & F90, since the CAM autofocus module is terrible -- Almost as bad as the N8008s it replaced.
Also, film will be around for a long time: In fact, Fuji's new Provia 400x is quite good.
Lastly, I would not
recommend bulk loading past 40 exposures, as you'll scratch the base with micro scratches, which maks scanning difficult. Given the overall cost of underwater photography, spend the few extra pennies for commercially loaded 35mm cassettes... You'll also not have to worry as much about dust on the felt trap.
Been there, done that, have the tee shirt...
I tried uw photography about 6 months ago. I got a Nikon 8400, Ikelite housing and sea&sea strobe. I dove maybe 8 times with the setup and didn't like it at all (the uw process that is). I have since sold the housing and stobe.
no, for some reason I'm thinking about housing my F100. Crazy? maybe. I prefer film (slides) for my landbased work, but that's medium format with a tripod.
I was thinking about highspeed black and white film for over at Lanai.
How much would it cost to get a used F100 housing? Also, does anyone know how many frames you can really bulk load into a cassette? I know 40 should be pretty easy, but how about 50-60?.
Hmmm... My equipment list isn't showing up yet down here...
Edited by Dan Schwartz, 15 October 2007 - 11:06 AM.