FS Nikon Nikomat FT Camera w/ 50mm HC f2 Lens & 2x Tele-converter - $75

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  1. dachyagel

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    Here's a nice little Nikon Nikomat 35mm SLR with a 50mm HC f2 prime lens and a Coligon 2x teleconverter. (Also comes with a UV filter for the lens.)

    In really good condition; shutter works fine, and the speeds sound accurate to my ear. Advance is smooth; the self-timer and the mirror lock up work fine. I haven't run film through this one, so I don't know the condition of the light seals, but they don't look bad for their age.

    The lens is a beauty. No scratches, marks, dust -- glass is close to perfect (it has always had a UV filter attached).

    Also comes with a 2x teleconverter.

    Asking $75 plus shipping, payable via PayPal.
     

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    Forgot to mention -- the light meter works and there is a working battery in the body, but I have no idea whether the meter is accurate.

    For those who are interested, this lens can also be easily adapted to work on modern DSLR bodies like a Canon EOS camera.
     
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    Somebody buy this camera and use it!
    It's a beautiful model and nice to work with. Also a beautiful lens.
    You'll have a lot of fun with it (wouldn't use the teleconverter, though).
    I have one myself.
    Bert from Holland
     
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    I'm just including the teleconverter because otherwise I would be tossing it in the trash -- and I hate to throw things away.

    It is a loverly little gem of a camera though.
     
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    How about $70? Seems like a steal to me.
     
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    its a great deal and if i didnt just pick up a black pentax mx...id be all over this! please someone buy this because its an amazingly great piece of kit that will last forever.

    glws!!
     
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    Not a bad looking FTn. But, already got one that has just been overhauled.

    GLWS.

    -J
     
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    A backup can come in handy, no?
     
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    If I was a little more certain on the meter I might grab this for my son. Can you check it against other cameras or meters you have? Is it consistent or even close? Or is it pretty much jittery and inconsistent?
     
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    I just tried to test the meter outside, and the battery isn't working (I didn't have a cap on the lens). For those of you who have asked me to test the accuracy of the meter, take my advice: never trust the accuracy of a 50 year old light meter! Use a modern, handheld digital meter -- you will save money in the long run, trust me.
     
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    Thanks. For B&W even old meters in old cameras like this are usually close enough if working. My son is 11 years old and a total newb so I'd want something real simple for him than having to use handheld meter at this point, but thanks...
     
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    Understood. If you want to find something in the same price range for your son, you need to get him a Canon AE-1.
     
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    Good suggestion. Gave one of those to a friend I had picked up once as part of some auction package and am cursing myself over it. Also practically gave away an F3 in the past too (contribution for a contest on RFF), should have kept it for my son. I might, might, let him use my F2 or FM2!

    Good luck with the sale. If I did not have a couple of Nikons already this would be a great back up or second body.
     
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    Hi Richard,
    Don't know how much you want to spend, but I can recommend the Nikon Fm3a.
    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_FM3A
    A beautiful camera and easy to use for your son.
    There is also a beautiful Nikkor 45 mm f/2.8P pancake lens.
    It has aperture priority auto-exposure mode, so no metering problems.
    And your F2 will be save for some several years more ......
     
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    Bert,

    For an 11 year old kid, I think the FM3a might be the wrong camera. It's more of a collector's item than a bruise-around kind of camera. Probably a Nikon EL2 or FE would be a better choice in that respect. Something cheap and easily replaceable if it gets dropped too many times. Pair it with a 50/1.8 Series E, and it's almost as small as the FM3a/45 kit, but with a much cheaper and faster lens.

    That said, if the OP's camera can be verified to have a working meter, it'd be the best kind of camera for Richard's son. Completely manual, so he can learn how to properly expose film, and fairly bulletproof. My first Nikon camera was a Nikomat FTn. Got it when I was 11.5 years old. When I sold it 10 years later, there was no corner that was angular. Every corner had been rounded due to being dropped and bumped into things. But, it still shot perfectly. It also didn't lose much value, since it was still a relatively common item (as it is today). The same could not be said about an FM3a. It might take the abuse, but, it'd quickly lose about 50% of its value by being damaged. And, parts aren't as common for it, since so few were made.

    -J
     
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    Getting pretty off topic, aren't we? This thread is for a Nikon that I have for sale -- with all due respect, that is all it is for.

    Can I verify that the meter works and that it is accuracte? As I stated earlier, I can't. However, it is a $70 Nikon, not a $150 Nikon.

    Keep it all in perspective.

    Oh, and the camera is still available, in case anyone is interested.

    :wink:
     
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    Did I say $70? I meant $65.
     
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    I think the lens alone is worth $65. I have a 50mm Nikkor H (mid 60's) f2 that takes beautiful pics.
     
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    This body is actually an FT-N.

    Thanks Bert!
     
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    Sorry if my posts spurred the OT discussions. :-(

    Good camera, good price here!
     
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    Not a problem, Rich -- sorry if I was a bit gruff.

    I'm willing to sell the body with the teleconverter (i.e., without the 50mm lens) for $25 plus shipping, if someone just wants the body.

    Note that I am in the US, so be forewarned if you are not: the post office raised its international rates, and I cannot ship outside the US as cheaply as I could last year.
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Could it be? I think the body may be sold, folks....
     
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    Spoke too soon. This is becoming comical.
     
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    Yes, nevermind. Sorry to have wasted your time.
     
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