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I had used an Olympus OM-1 then OM-4 for size and weight when I needed reflex. I also liked the aperture ring being where I expected it to be. I hate motor drives, but only for their bulk and weight, I don't mind the function! I eventually got a Canon EOS 1n, most of the pros I knew said it was the best. It was sort of acceptable since I did not buy the motor power booster. The Nikon F5 and the typical Canon EOS 1 with power booster, the commonest pro choices for film, were both big and heavy like the bigger pro digital SLRs now. The majority of other pro quality film SLRs were as big as the current other digital SLRs now. Small light SLR cameras such as the Olympus and M series Pentax were the exception rather than the rule, the Nikon F3 was a lovely camera, as long as you kept the motor off it! Frank On 18 Jan, 2006, at 22:05, Richard S. Taylor wrote: > My last big, heavy SLR was a Nikon F3 and it was a miniature > compared to the current crop of film and digital SLRs. I used a > Pentax ME for many years, too. That was just about the right size > as far as I was concerned but you give up a lot of ruggedness in > those smaller cameras.