It has come to be that the Nikon FM3a has gone away. This little camera, in my opinion, is both the last, and, perhaps, one of the very best 35mm manual SLRs, and it has now disappeared from online stores, and soon will disappear--forever. What does that mean? It hasn't been very long since I first posted on this forum. My then-new FM3a is about a year and a half old today and... wonderful. I am deeply saddened to see it go. I just have to say that it does everything I want a manual 35mm camera to do, and it does these things well. I hope mine lasts a long time. I often wonder, of course, monetary considerations aside, why didn't I get a backup while they were still available? In any case, very sad to see that the so promising FM3a has come to an end.