> For a long time I've used a Nikon FE. Since it was introduced. For
> all that time, it's done everything I've cared to do with a camera.
> I've got the the lens it came with, along with a 28mm and a 85mm f1.8
> The stock lens and the 28mm are AI, the 85mm is not AI, I bought it
> used way back then. Plus various other accessories (filters,
> attachments, ect.)
> But now, after the most recent trip of two weeks to San Diego for the
> zoos there and several national parks on the road back home, I noticed
> on some frames (not every) what looks like a light leak. This is
> manifested as a narrow band across the image the narrow way towards
> one end of the frame.
> If there were no digital, buying a new film camera would seem to be a
> no brainer. But with the arrival of good digital cameras, I'd really
> rather spend real money on one of those.
> So what I'm thinking about is having whatevers wrong repaired on the
> FE and buying a digital camera. I don't really want to discard a
> camera I'm thoroughly familiar with that still takes an excellent
> picture as long as a repair is at all reasonably cost effective. I'm
> not sure that a new film camera would take any better photos than the
> old one. I mean, it's the indian, not the arrows!
> The digital camera is where the new money should go. Right?
> What's your advise/opinions on this? Or should I just move on past
> the old equipment and embrace the now.