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Nikon FM-10 35mm SLR Camera Kit with 35-70mm F3.5-4.8 Zoom Lens & Camera Case

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  • Fully manual single-lens reflex camera
  • Includes 35 to 70mm Nikkor lens
  • Film speeds down to 1/2000 second
  • Manual wind-rewind with multiple exposures possible
  • Self-timer
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: FM10Kit
  • Device Type: Case, SLR camera
  • Film Format Type: 35mm
  • Metering: Center-weighted
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00001QHP5
  • Item model number: FM10Kit
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,745 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1999

Product Description

Product Description

  ***Refurbished*** Condition: This product was discovered to be Initially defective and has been refurbished by the manufacturer. This REFURBISHED product you are browsing has been inspected by our certified technicians to ensure that it meets factory specifications; it is guaranteed to be in perfect working order.The Equipment is sold in "AS IS" condition and returns will not be accepted so please contact us with any questions BEFORE placing an order. We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. We do our best to describe each item we are selling to the best of our ability. Bear in mind that the Item is sold as-is with no warranty. Use the "contact us" page to request additional info or images on this product.      35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 Zoom Nikkor From its traditional wide angle to portrait telephoto range, this Zoom Nikkor provides a flexible and creative range for general photography. Shutter speeds up to 1/2000 second Shoot action stopping sharp pictures at up to 1/2000 sec., or achieve creative light patterns at slow speeds like 1 second. The wide shutter range will handle most picture-taking situations and works great with a wide range of ISO film speeds. Bulb setting For very long exposures, the B setting lets you capture beautiful night scenes, cityscapes with vibrant lighting, and long time exposures for creative exciting photography. A tripod is required for best results. Depth-of-field preview Using through-the-lens SLR viewing, and being abl...

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The Nikon FM10 with 35-70 mm Nikkor Lens is a totally manual 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera--great for those who want to learn the mechanics of photography from the ground up. Without fancy computerized features to confuse or override your personal artistic choices, the Nikon FM10 relies on the photographer to do most of the thinking, but it does offer a depth-of-field preview and a center-weighted light metering system. Focus and aperture are manual, and you can select film speeds down to 1/2000 second. You also have manual film wind and rewind, allowing you to create double exposures or rewind your film midroll.

The Nikon FM10 has a built-in hot shoe that is compatible with just about any Nikon Speedlight flash. Also included are a carrying case, a strap, batteries, and a manufacturer's one-year parts and labor warranty.

Customer Reviews

Perfect for beginning photography students!
Vicki
It wont spoon feed you when it comes to learning, which will really help you in the long run.
Mike H
If you fit into any of these categories, the FM10 is a great choice.
Michael J. Edelman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Edelman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 1, 2000
I've been using Nikons for over 20 years, starting with my first used and battered Ftn. Over that time I've a accumulated a dozen Nikkor lenses and numerous accessories, as well as an assortment of bodies.
One thing that's been missing in recent years from the Nikon line is a reasonably priced entry-level manual camera. The cheaper Nikons have tended to be fully automated cameras, and the cheapest manual Nikon still being made was, until recently, the FM2 at well over $500.
If you work the way I do, you need a manual camera and don't have a lot of use for automation and autofocusing. If you own an old Nikon and some old Nikkor lenses, you may want a simple manual camera body that can accomodate them. If you're a student starting out, or an artist on a budget, you need a manual camera.
If you fit into any of these categories, the FM10 is a great choice. It may not be as rugged as a $1200 F3 or a $2500 F5, but it's well made and should last many years. I'm not a fan of zoom lenses for my own work, but the included 35-70 is a good quality lens with a useful range, and you can add more lenses if you need them.
All in all, a good value and a long-needed inexpensive entry into the Nikon system.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mike H on December 28, 2009
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This 35mm is pretty much the perfect college kid film camera. It wont spoon feed you when it comes to learning, which will really help you in the long run. In the age of "press this button and you're focused", this camera is one of the few 35mm's left that doesn't have AF. Also wont change exposure levels to what the camera suggests(such as AV or TV mode some cameras have), this gives you the freedom to be creative as some shots have a whole different mood if underexposed a stop or overexposed a bit. As for manual focus, it's something you need to be able to do as a photographer. Sometimes the computer in your camera just doesn't focus perfectly on that eye you want in focus, or for something as precise as macro photography which has very shallow depth you're going to need pinpoint accuracy that a computer can not do for you.

This lens is great because it's like the vintage 35mm except you don't have to worry about the light meter or any other small part inside of it being broken. Nor do you have to worry about the image quality. The kit lens in this camera is very sharp. It's a bit limiting considering it's f/3.5 so that rules out really low light(but grain can be good, unlike noise in digital; grain has an artistic quality), but considering the price and the quality of the whole kit it's great.

Sure you can get a used one from the 70's or 80's for way cheaper, but chances are something is broken in that thing and you may not know until you've invested 2 hours developing the first roll in your class...

So shell out a little bit extra and get this, it's worth it.

edit 12-9-10:
I still like this, shot some street photography with it since it's really compact compared to a big DSLR, but one big con I've found is build quality.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Raz on November 16, 2012
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Like many online reviews and even Wikipedia describe this camera, the FM-10 is a entry level film camera. Still, even though it lacks any kind of automation and (more important IMHO) a ground-glass pentaprism viewfinder (extremely important for depth-of-field preview with lenses faster than f/2.8), I believe that this camera is as good as any other SLR film camera. Furthermore, I doubt that any beginner or even more serious amateur photographer who would choose film over digital, has a desire for high automation features in such a camera. The FM-10 (manufactured by Cosina in Japan and sold under the Nikon brand) has a built in light-meter that requires two small batteries (provided with the camera) and is operated by a separate button on the slightly upper left side of the lens. Operating the meter button does require a shift in what would be the most natural and safest left hand grip of the camera, so that holding the camera in a steady position while using the light meter button becomes a bit uncomfortable, but that probably only goes for people with smaller hands like myself. Since most modern light meters suffer from a biased factory calibration (meaning they would fail the grey card test), I am yet to run some appropriate tests as to check the accuracy of this light meter's calibration. On the positive side (and the right side of the camera), the depth-of-field preview button/lever, although not useful through the entire aperture range as mentioned above, is in a comfortable position and does fulfill its purpose at apertures starting from f/4 up. Although built on a metallic frame, the camera's body is mostly plastic.Read more ›
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RedEyedJedi on November 18, 2012
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I ordered this camera for the sole purpose of using it in my black/white photo class. And so far i have been able to do everything required with this camera. The lens that comes with the camera is a great starter lens. you have the 35mm setting for to take some pretty good wide angle shots, and u can zoom in any where all the way up to 70mm. its a very versatile lens! some people think this is a "beginners" camera and while it is a great camera to learn on, even my photography teacher who has been shooting for over 35 years still owns one of these cameras and loves it. the body is not made out of metal like a lot of earlier nikons, but that doesnt mean this camera wont last you a good 40+ years if treated correctly.

but i do however have some concerns.. My first issue was that the lens has a little bit of movement up by the focusing barrel. as in its not 100% tight. im not sure if all lens are like this or if its because this nikkor lens is maybe cheaper quality than other nikon/nikkor lenses. its not really anything big but i decided to exchange it and the next one i got was the same.

also for a night photography assignment i had to do, i decided to shoot without a tripod but instead use some 3200iso film. my instructor said that i should be fine with 3200 because its very sensitive to light, hover i found my self only being able to shoot at f3.5 and with a 30/100 shutter speed! and i did set the cameras iso to 3200. dont know if thats normal or not.

and finally one thing that was confusing about purchasing this camera on amazon was their very confusing product description that says these camera are "refurbished" yet when you look at the sellers and their listings, all of them are listed as new. my camera appeared to be new but i dont think there is a way to tell for sure.
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