If I need a manual Nikon camera I will get a FE over FM3a and save my money to good medium format. FM3a is outrageously overpriced and full of features not a manual camera user really needs in this age. In fact I have three FEs and in one of them I installed FM3a’s K3- bright screen. FM3a is a good choice for collectors not users.
It does need batteries for apreture priority as well. At least mine does.. ;)
Originally Posted by stormbytes
People who don't use an FM3A may believe it is not a good user camera but it's dead on accurate TTL flash metering (along with all the other advantages already stated) as well as it being much newer then it's siblings make it more useful then collectable.
Originally Posted by al5256
BTW, that is a smaller font size but capital "A" . . . ;-)
Too bad it didn't inherit the slower shutter speeds of the FE2.
I have a couple FEs, FE2s, I want to add a FM3a for everyday shooting.
I have one FM3A and it's great: feels like a "traditional" camera wilst keeping some of the "must haves" of "useful" cameras: aperture priority or TTL flash. It is built like a rock and when you add one of those grips that were sold by third party companies it handles great. Without a grip, and given it's mass, it handles rather poorly.