The N90s is no longer manufactured by Nikon, though in a few parts of the world, new ones can still be found. Due to the robustness and popularity of this camera, many used N90s bodies are available. Just make sure that you get the N90s and not the earlier N90 (no “s”), which is less desirable (outside the US, you want the F90X).
The N90s is the US-only version of the camera. Elsewhere in the world, the camera is referred to as the F90x. Since I refer to my own camera in this review, I’ll use N90s throughout to refer to it. However, those of you reading this outside the US can assume that everything I say applies equally to the F90x.
The Nikon n90s is a 35MM SLR camera, this camera has long been believed to be the best and most expensive amateur camera of the Nikon line, except for the recent F100. This camera was manufactured and sold until 2004, at which point it became discontinued. Believe it or not even with all the innovations in professional cameras many photographers are still using the Nikon n90s.
I chose the N90s as my primary camera over an F4. For a brief comparison between N90s and F100, see right column. This surprised some of my photographic friends, especially those that equate cost with quality, but if you know anything about the two cameras you already can guess why.
The primary advantages of an F4 over the N90s are:
- Interchangeable viewfinders (right angle, waist level, reflex prism, etc.)
- Mirror lockup
- Conventional (traditional) controls
- Slightly higher continuous frame rate (5.7 fps versus 4.3)
- 100% view in viewfinder
The advantages of the N90s over the F4 are:
- Faster and better autofocus mechanism
- Lighter weight
- More sophisticated matrix metering
- Lower price
Only the missing mirror lockup and 100% view gave me a moment of pause in making my decision.
- Exposure modes- P, S, A, M and 7 variable functions
- Af sensor- One CAM246 module,
- Flash meter- 5 segment 3D matrix
- Frame rate- 4.1 FPS and 2 FPS
- Top LCD- cyan EL backlight
- Self timer- delay 2-30 seconds
- Shutter- 1/8,000 to 30 seconds and Bulb
The Nikon n90s was a great camera for its day and many people still use them today, in fact, many professionals prefer them. This could be partly due to the fact that these are some of the most durable cameras ever made. A professional photographer reports that his has seen its way through riding the back of a goat, trips down a hill banging trees all the way, dusty roads and bumpy terrain. At the end of the journey, the Nikon n90s had just a couple of scratches.
The Nikon n90s is compatible with all Nikon lenses from the AF series. Do not use a DX lens or you will have images with black corners.
If you are new to photography or simply, want to experience one of the all time great cameras you should look for a Nikon n90s. The problem will be finding one. After the units were discontinued, they sold well even used for several years.
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