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A return to basics- with Nikon quality,
This review is from: Nikon FM-10 35mm SLR Camera Kit with 35-70mm F3.5-4.8 Zoom Lens & Camera Case (Electronics)
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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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 5:45:16 AM PST
Kim M. Thomas says:
Great info, my daughter who is 25 would like a manual camera, I have had a few (mine had automatic on them too) and I have owned one manual one when my son was a baby, it took great pics, I'm really considering this camera for her March Birthday.
Posted on Jul 24, 2014 9:02:07 PM PDT
Thai Tran Minh Pham says:
so FM10 is a fully manual slr right?
I'm in need for a fully manual one for my photography class.
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