Hey all. I'm "new" to the 35mm film camera world, in a sense that I actually just recently acquired my very own 35mm camera through a friend of mine, whereas before I've always took pictures with my dad and my grandpa's old Nikons. My dad owns a Nikon FM2, and has owned it since when it first came out, so one owner camera that he has taken very good care of. That camera is about to be inherited to me as he is looking to move on to digital cameras. His loss, my gain. My grandpa also has an older Nikon, although I have no idea what it is (I just recently started looking up all the different older Nikon cameras). I plan on asking him if I could have it as well, since one of my uncles bought him a digital camera for his birthday last year, and he has been quite fascinated with digital pics since. Guess the digital stuff really wows a 91 yr old lol Onto my own gear... Again, I had recently just gotten a hold of a Nikon Nikkormat FT2 in relatively good shape. Mechanically it is in good working order, and it came with a 50mm F2 primary lens, which unfortunately has a dent in the barrel, right on the lip, so I cannot use any kind of filter on that lens. Since I've come into possession of the FT2, I've gotten an eye piece for it, and an older Nikon strap that matched the era of the FT2 (I like to keep things close to their own era, don't really like mixing new stuff with the old). Today I bought a couple of lenses off of ebay, a Nikon 24mm F2.8 and a Nikon 50mm F1.4, both in good condition. If money permits, I'm going to get a Nikkormat leather case to house the camera itself. Welp, sorry for the novel, but that is my story so far. I can't wait to get more time with these older cameras, as I believe these cameras are the true test of a photographer's skills and taste as a true photographer... none of that fancy automated crap!!