Nikon FM 2 Black Camera Body
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- The FM2/n has a long-standing reputation for reliability and durability
- It has an extremely strong body of copper silumin aluminum
- he FM2's film transport consists of high-strength hardened metal gears and moving parts, mounted on clusters of ball bearings
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|Included Components||Camera Body|
|Item Weight||4 pounds|
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|Shipping Weight||5 pounds|
|Viewfinder Type||optical viewfinder|
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Top Customer Reviews
I own this body and can attest to the fact that it is perfect for someone who wishes to have total control over the pictures they are taking.
Cast metal body. Ball bearings. You can snap on almost any Nikon lens ever made and it will still work. Uses LR44 cells  for it's meter. It's happy without batteries as it is strictly mechanical. One of the most compact metal body SLR Nikon ever made. Proper exposure depends on many factors. You gradually learn this over time. I use a meter app on my iPhone sometimes. Sunny 16 rule works too.
I have a dozen lenses that I use. 24mm to 210mm. You CAN dial in intermediate F stops. It stops down exactly where you tell it. Yummy images.
Fourteen years old and still going strong. If someone takes care of it will be taking pictures in 2113! Hope they still have film...
In recent years I purchased a digital camera (Fuji Film)hoping for quality images in a more convenient body and freedom from film. But the quality just doesn't compare.
If you are a serious photographer who wants quality and control, this is a fine choice for you. If you can get someone to sell theirs. I'll never sell mine.
Make sure you get the FM2/n version. The only difference on the exterior is that the flash sync is 1/250, marked in red on the shutter dial. My FM2n is older than me, and the shutter is still perfectly accurate.
The meter seems like it was thrown in as an afterthought, and generally tends to want to over or under expose by 1/3 to 1 stop. Why? because the 60/40 meter split reads too much of the frame for most subjects, and it compensates by telling you that it's over or under exposed, when it's probably not. The easy fix is to know your exposures. A separate incident light meter is highly recommended. My little Sekonic L308S fits in my pocket and is way more accurate than the meter on the camera.
It also has some interchangeable parts. The film door from the FM3a will fit on the FM2n, the only difference being that the FM3a's door has that little window for reading the film type & speed from the roll. There's also removable focusing screens. Most come with the split-prism style. There's also different versions by nikon, & some aftermarket companies make them for upwards of $90, if that's your thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful camera, shutter still fully operational, minimal cosmetic damage. As of this review I've cleaned it throughly, replaced the viewfinder, and replaced the light seals. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jdawg
Love Love Love this camera, the camera I bought was very new, and took care well. I cant wait to use it on sunny day!!!!Published 15 months ago by Sophia