Watching numerous videos on this camera, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I found one on eBay for a reasonable price and pulled the trigger. Funny enough the one I ended up purchasing was less than 10 miles from where I live. The F100 is built tough. It has the same feel and controls as my D700. What I didn't expect was the ease and awesomeness of this camera. It is a shooters delight. Some would diss the "automatic" nature of this machine, and coming from shooting mostly rangefinders and manual cameras, this was a stray from my norm. But a good stray. The convenience and pleasure of shooting fast and and knowing you nailed focus left nothing to guess. You grabbed the shot and quickly moved to the next. It will be a great companion to my D700. It will not take the place of my other cameras, but it is a great, affordable option that every film shooter should have in their arsenal.