Consider it a late Christmas present to myself - I've just pulled the trigger on a Nikon F90x body in mint condition.
I wanted a solid film camera that I could use all my Nikkor lenses with, and the F90x seemed to fit the bill. In many respects it's better spec'd than the 'professional' F4, and has a similar look and feel once the optional MB10 vertical grip is attached. My F90x doesn't come with the grip, but I know where I can get one second-hand at a camera store, so I can easily add one if I feel the need.
I'm hoping to use the F90x for a lot of Black and White shooting, if I can come up with an appropriate assignment to use it on. I've been inspired by reading Black + White Photography magazine (see last post) to actually get serious about following a theme or shooting a self-imposed assignment that I can create a body of work from.
I'm getting to the stage where I want my images to actually have 'meaning' beyond the mundane or simply aesthetically 'pretty'. I want something I can sink my creative teeth into - something that will challenge me as a photographer and artist, and something I can create a body of work from that I can look back on with pride - as a cohesive whole.
The Nikon F90x might just be the piece of kit to launch such an endeavor from. Now if only I could figure out what that endeavor might be...?