Up until a couple of years ago I was a loyal user of original Nikon F's, and then I stumbled and got an F3 that I could not resist, and, of course, the inevitable erosion has occurred! My local dealer had an F4, in perfect working order but looking rather nasty, for about a hundred bucks, so I had to try it. I've been carting it around for the last few weeks, using mostly a Vivitar 28-90 zoom, which vignettes at 28 but has a grand, brooding look to its color, and a 70-300 auto focus zoom that my wife superseded on her F100, a middling decent lens with a soft long end. But I was curious how the F4's metering and the like worked "right out of the box." The answer is, very well indeed, judging from print quality. These are from Fuji 200 and 400 consumer print film.