I've tried to sell my Nikon FE many, many times here and I'm starting to notice something: even though I always have it at a reasonable price, it never sells. I'm not lamenting this. I'm actually thinking that maybe there's a reason. The camera gods seem to want me to keep this camera, and probably for good reason. This was my first real 35mm camera. I don't count the Minolta Maxxum QTsi that I had before it, mainly because it did everything for you. It was mainly a point and shoot with interchangeable lenses. The FE helped me look at things in a different way. It taught me the relationship between aperture and shutter speed for the first time and it taught me the value of purely manual focus as well. Most importantly, this is the camera that taught me to love film. This is the camera that taught me that holding a camera in low light can be a challenge, but that as long as you have a steady hand you'll be okay. This is the camera that, before rangefinders, taught me that I should carry it around everywhere just in case the moment would show itself. This is the camera that taught me that something as simple as a drip of water could be an interesting subject. This is the camera that taught me that something ugly could be seen as something beautiful if the focus was just right. This is the camera that taught me appreciation for black and white film. And the simple things in life. This is the camera that taught me appreciation for everything about photography. So this is my ode to the Nikon FE that I put through its paces in the 4 or so years I've had one. I know it isn't the equipment you use that makes the photograph, but this camera deserves at least part of the credit for teaching me so many things.