After bad luck with trying to get one of my two F2 bodies to be reliable, I went and got a F3. It's a newer camera then the F2 of course and from what I can gather, Nikon still makes parts for it. So I figured I'd have less worries using it. Well, was I wrong. After a month of owning the camera and putting about 20 rolls through it, I did some printing today from a roll I shot between last Wed and yesterday. There along the edges of some of the frames in that old familiar band of under exposure that points to shutter bounce. Is it just me having such bad luck with Nikon bodies? This makes three bodies in 2-3 years that aren't reliable. Don't even get me started on the several attempts I made trying to get my first F2 in working order. So I question the ability to repair shutter bounce. When trying to get my first F2 repaired for this, I was told (I cannot remember by who) that it really cannot be repaired because the little rubber pads that the shutter curtains hit upon their travel across the film plane harden over the years (which causes the shutter to bounce back a bit into the frame thereby causing those bands along the edges of the frame). These pads cannot be replaced I was told. So now I have a F3 with the same problem. Am I correct in thinking that Nikon still makes parts for the F3? Is this a fairly simple straight forward repair? The body is under warranty so I will send it back (to KEH) but I won't have anything to shoot (in 35mm anyway) in the meantime, and this was the camera I was using to shoot the Occupy LA group in front of city hall. I just cannot believe that with the reputations the Nikon F series has, that I keep getting cameras that need repairs shortly after I acquire them. I guess they are just getting long in the tooth and with the heavy pro use most of them probably were put under, maybe my expectations were too high. Anyway, thanks for any advice.