Not the most beautiful Nikon SLR, but a trusty one. My wife uses her F50 since the mid 90s and it´s AF and exposure system are great (she uses slide film exclusively!). Nothing to say against the sturdiness too: In 1998 my then one year old son poked his finger into the shutter and slipped out two of the lamellas (first day of our holidays!) We could fix it with the tweezers of my Swiss Army Knife! No further service! Nikon! In my eyes the only pita of this camera is the use of these tiny knobs to set the functions.