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Nikon FM 35mm Camera Body, Black

KEH Model# 249447
*** Lens not included
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* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

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Nikon FM 35mm Camera Body, Black
Cond. Notes Price Qty
Bargain

Priced to sell, the rating of the equipment is at 70 to 79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality.

Serial Number Range 2XXXXXX
$139.00
As Is

Usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return privileges.

Serial Number Range 2XXXXXX
$43.00
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

Description

DETAILS

The Nikon FM is a mid-range 35mm film SLR camera developed in the late 1970's to replace the Nikkormat FT3.  It's a camera built for amateurs or serious enthusiasts, that enjoys a reputation of great construction with superb reliability thanks in part to a 100% mechanical shutter.  The body comes in both black and chrome versions.

The FM utilizes the Nikon F-mount and can mount just about every lens ever created by Nikon. The FM has a stainless steel Nikon F-mount that accepts that even accepts non-Ai lenses; unlike most Nikon bodies made later on, the FM's metering 'aperture follow tab' can be flipped back out of the way so non-AI F-mount lenses can be mounted without causing damage (stopped down metering via depth of field preview lever is required).

The fully mechanical focal plane can fire from 1 to 1/1000 second or bulb.  The flash syncs at up to 1/125s and the body has a hot shoe.  Fully mechanical wheels and levers allow total control of the body.  A small lever can be triggered for multi-exposures.  ASA is selectable on the Nikon FM from 12 to 3200.&nsbp; Film advance and rewind are also fully mechanical, though Nikon's MD-11 and MD-12 motor drives can be used with this body.  The metering is 60/40 center-weighted.  The Nikon FM uses easy to read LED's for exposure indication and battery checks.  The standard focusing screen gives you a choice of three focusing aids: a central split-image

rangefinder spot, an annular microprism grid and a fine matte outfield.

Key Features

  • Classic Nikon 35mm film camera
  • Compact well made metal body
  • Nikon F-mount
  • Manual-focus
  • Interchangeable focusing screens
  • ASA 12-3200
  • Fully mechanical shutter does not require batteries
  • Shutter speeds of 1 second to 1/1,000, bulb
  • 1/125 Flash sync
  • Hot shoe
  • Fixed eye-level pentaprism viewfinder
  • 93% finder coverage
  • 60/40 center-weighted meter
  • Depth of field preview
  • Self Timer
  • Uses two 1.5V LR44, PX76, or MS76 style batteries (only needed for light meter)

Body cap, MD-11 motor drive, MD-12 motor drive, AI and non-AI F-mount lenses, MF-12 Data Back, SB10, SB15, SB-E, SB11 and SB-14 Speedlights, body cap.


Additional Information

General
Brand Name Nikon
Manufacturer Part Number 1686
Optics
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Nikon F Non-Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai-S, Nikon F Mount Ai & contacts (Ai-P), Nikon F Mount AF (pre-D), Nikon F Mount D Type

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