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  1. MikeTime

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    Hi everyone, new here. Just to introduce myself; I've got a D700 and 5 primes, a string of compact F's and soms Contaxes, and the approriate assortment of period lenses. Tri-X mainly. I'll be visiting this subforum mostly, so this is where I post my introduction... :-D
     
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    Welcome. :smile: What's a "compact F"?
     
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    Thanks! In my case, FM2n, FE2, FA. Any in that lineage is considered a "compact F".
     
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    I didn't know that. I use an F and a Nikkormat Ftn, with period (1966-1971) lenses. I thought there might be a shrunken version of the F I'd never heard of.:blink:

    edit - I have the 20/3.5 Nikkor UD, 35/2.0 Nikkor O, 2x 50/2 Nikkor H, one 650,000~ and one 970,000~, 55/3.5 Nikkor P, 105/2.5 Nippor P (Sonnar). 1968 F with Ftn and plain prism, 1969-70 Nikkormat.
     
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    Welcome to APUG. :smile: Enjoy your stay!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from another Mike.
     
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    Welcome to APUG! :smile:
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome from a non-compact shooter (F3HP and F3THP) loaded with Fuji Acros.

    Good shooting.

    - Leigh
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Mike.
     
  11. MikeTime

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    Thanks all! Some additional info...

    MikeTime: name is Michiel, I ride Time bikes (Roberts before that).

    Lawyer. 59. Making pictures since I was 14 or so. Started out with a Werra I think. Would like to have another one.

    Zenit, Yasica TL Electro, Nikon FM2n (still have it), T2, Tvs, D200, D700, then the collecting started. Awful abberration.

    FE2, FA, 24, 35, 50, 85.

    RTSIII, RTSII, RTSI, 139Q, FRI, S2, 25, 35, 50, 85, 180.

    Mmm. Gotta stop here.
     
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    wouldn't FM mean F mini
     
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    That's probably it...

    Actually, they're an amazing concept. The combination of compact body, ruggedness and features is unparallelled.
     
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    Yeah since Nikon introduced the FM first at that time I fully believed FM is short for Nikon F Mini (or Miniature) as they did try to make it smaller.
    But then when they came out with the FE then may be FM stands for F Mechanical as the FE is F Electronic and then came the FA then I thought FM is F Manual vs the FA is F Automatic.
    Now I don't think I know what they meant.
     
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    FE = electronic shutter, FM = mechanical shutter, what I remember from when the cameras were introduced. The FM is in no way a miniature F.
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hey, that is what I said!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.