The Nikon FM2(n)
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There is much that can be said, and has been said, for the FM2's. Myself, they are stellar workhorses of the analog era. And, IMPO, can be considered the PRO MF bodies of a bygone time.
I still luv that the old MF AI/AIS lenses can be used on todays digital bodies. I don't know of any other bodies that can still use lenses from 30 years ago...
Thanks for starting this thread Dallas!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 23:57
A camera that seamlessly fits and works with the MD-12 Motor Drive, posses a LED display that you can still see under strong ambient light, accepts alternative focusing screens and fits almost everywhere (even in your pocket)???
I continuously used the FM2 from 1983 to 2002 as a second body and never, never let me down. I gave the camera to my son and I just could not do without one so I bought a black body, in pristine condition, last summer.
Although not in constant use any more, it often sees action usually coupled to the Nikkor 25-50/4 MF zoom.
FM2 is a milestone in SLR design and production. FM3A is also an excellent camera with more virtues but one serious drawback for me, the needle metering. I think that everyone who shoots in low light conditions will agree to that.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 19:26
I can't bring myself to sell mine, though I don't shoot 35mm film anymore. I give it a little pretend work-out every now and then to keep it tuned.
Funny that our gear has gotten bigger in the digital age...
I'm with you 100% on this. I got one as a back up for my 2 F4's. I sold the F4's but still have the FM2n. I trip the shutter to keep the lubricants from stiffening up but haven't used it for shooting in a very long time.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:13
I'm still using c41 film and I'm considering getting film dev gear and a scanner... we'll see!
I too find the difference in size and weight compared to digital significant, and wish manufacturers would consider that when making cameras. Props to Olympus for trying, but I really can't live with the 4/3 sensor
Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:48
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