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    Just got a Nikon FM3a

    kind of the perfect analog camera to me. manual and aperture preferred at the same time.
    Akiva S.

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    Congratulations. Great camera. Of all the film cameras made by Nikon, that is the one I felt they should have kept going. Also the F100.
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    Congratulations, my FM3a is the only camera I've ever bought new as it was just what I wanted. To me it feels only very slightly less robust than an FM2n, but you get aperture priority and TTL flash added and in a very light and portable package. Mirror lock-up would have been nice, but hey you can't have everything! I've no idea how many were made, but I always felt that the production run must have been a bit more limited than others as it was stopped short by the emergence of d***tal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    Congratulations. Great camera. Of all the film cameras made by Nikon, that is the one I felt they should have kept going. Also the F100.
    Couldn't agree more. Needed almost 2 years to find one in decent shape and it came with an 85mm1.8, my preferred combo for 35mm now.


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    congratulations mate!

    i've just started using my FM2+35mm again having stopped photography for 10years

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    I really want one as a supplement to my F100, but I don't have the money because I will eventually have to pay Ole, lol.

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    I purchased mine just after they stopped production and my dealer was able to have the Nikon Rep find one. I started with Nikon F's in the 1960's and this camera and an MD12 performs as good as my orignal F's but with both a completely manual(no batt's needed) shutter and AUTO shutter, it beats the Ftn in operation. My only criticism is that unlike my Fm2, there are no LED's fo manual exposure control and in dim light the match needle can't be seen but I suppose that saves battery power.
    In any event its my last Nikon film camera.-Dick

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    The FM3A is a wonderful camera. Enjoy! I am very happy with mine.
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    The whole FM family of cameras were great.... I always wanted one of the Fm2t versions.

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    Any suggestions on lenses? I have a Nikkor-S 50mm/f1.4 AI'D for start.
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