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 chrome and black 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-imagerangefinder spot, an annular microprism grid and a fine matte outfield.
- Classic Nikon 35mm film camera
- Compact well made metal body
- Nikon F-mount
- 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.