As a Nikon film user I have two F3's that I mainly use when doing landscape or macro. They are great cameras and never give trouble. Well, occasionally I see them for sale in my local shop. Being of a slightly frugal turn of mind I usually say 'no thanks' when they are shown (they know my interest) but last week they had an almost new F3HP with red leather case for 150 Pounds. I wavered and had it anyway - too nice to leave. I have it here now, re-foamed and ready to go, but it got me wondering. On eBay, prices for similar are around 300 Pounds, but is that people buying for collecter value or use would you say? F3's do seem to be selling well there. On the other hand, less films than ever are available and I suppose when only expensive pro labs are all that is left (rather than the High Street labs), then Nikon film gear will plummet in value... So, I suppose what I am trying to say is is it a bad move to buy near mint film gear at this stage (even at a low price) or is it still an OK buy? Store staff: "He got a real nice deal there - a great camera at a fair price" or "Told you so - knew he would buy that old junk camera"