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    WTB: Nikon Body (FE?)

    I have a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AI lens that was given to me by a friend who has passed on. I would like to start using it and carrying a camera with me all the time.

    But, I need a body. Something with aperture priority as well as manual, takes AI lenses and preferably has Mirror Lockup just in case I decide to use it on a tripod. The FE sounds like it might fit the bill (mirror lock up with the self timer). I'd like an F3HP but just can't swing that right now.

    Most importantly it needs to be cheap and in working order. I'm don't really have the extra cash for this right now but, as I said, I have this great urge to start using that lens and carrying a camera with me all the time...

    I can pay via USPS MO or work out a trade for one of my prints if you are so inclined.

    Thanks!
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    Well, I don't have an FE, but, if you can live without manual control I can send you a Nikon EM for the cost of postage. It's aperture priority, can work at 1/90 without a battery, and has a self timer. Not sure if the mirror flips up on it. The ASA dial is loose and turns easily so you *could* use it to set your shutter speed while looking thru the viewfinder. Kind of manual, that way.
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    Thank you for that generous offer! I truly appreciate it. I am familiar with the EM and unfortunately I can't live without full manual option. When I used these kinds of cameras in the past I almost always shot by sunny 16 and experience, only occasionally using aperture priority.

    Again, thank you for the generous offer! =) APUG is the best.

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    I have a nice F3HP I would let go. It has a nice lens on it too, 28-70 tokina I think. I am not looking for huge money, so feel free to make a reasonable offer. It's had a recent CLA, I am just not really a nikon guy (mostly EOS for 35mm).

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    Ed, thank you for your reply. An F3HP is my ideal camera but as I said I just don't have the cash to invest in one at the moment (based on what they are selling for at KEH and feePay).

    I'm unable to spend more than about $50 on a body right now, which would not be a reasonable offer I'm afraid... Thank you, though! =)

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    Hi Shawn,
    How's 'bout a Nikon 6006?
    Works in manual & Aperture priority with manual lenses and P & S with AF lenses and it uses a Standard cable release.
    drawbacks are in timer it doesn't lift the mirror when the ST is set and it uses a CR123 battery.
    The CR123's are small & light if you want to carry a spare.

    $30.00 in $$ or PARTIAL trade toward another one of your prints
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    John,
    Thank you for reaching out. =) I worked at a camera shop from 1999 to 2003 and am pretty familiar with many of these cameras. I was never a big fan of the 6006, 8008 type cameras. The always seemed a little "clunky" to me. I prefer the smaller, mostly metal MF bodies.

    But... THANK YOU for your kind and generous offer. =) I truly appreciate it. Also, sending you a PM about something.

    Again, APUG is the best.

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    Shawn,

    If you don't mind something a bit ugly compared to the FE, but same basic camera, there is the EL2. Has a true mirror lockup. Unfortunately, it's not compatible with the MD-12 and does take the PX28 battery that goes into the mirror box. Otherwise, it's essentially the same. Another option, if you don't mind doing the "Nikon Shuffle" each time you change the lens, would be to go with an EL or an ELw. They're pre-AI, so your Nikkors will need to have their prongs installed. Those cameras go for cheap.

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    Wow, I can't get over what a bunch of great people there are on this forum. I know...off topic...but hey, in this crazy world, it all adds up. RJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldj23 View Post
    Wow, I can't get over what a bunch of great people there are on this forum. I know...off topic...but hey, in this crazy world, it all adds up. RJ
    ABSOLUTELY!

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