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    3M -- Metal, Manual, Mechanical

    What, in your opinion, is the best 35 mm camera that is metal, manual and mechanical? In camera metering is fine, but auto-exposure that can't be easily over-ridden (aperture priority, shutter priority, programmed exposure, etc) is out.

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    OLYMPUS -OM3 look it up-- WOW!!!!!!!
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    Canon F-1 for stills, Aonda for movies

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    My choice of heavy metal: Nikon F2. Let Sover Wong do a CLA and you are good to go for a long while knowing it'll work as intended. 100% viewfinder and the 60/40 meter in the DP meters works well. Another choice is the Olympus Om-1. I have always wanted one, great viewfinder and nimble size.
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    My vote is for the Canon F-1.

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    Spotmatic F

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    OM-3 and OM-1.
    And of the two, probably the OM-1.

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    Oooh, fun. When you say mechanical and manual, do you mean a camera that needs no batteries at all? Or a camera that needs batteries only for the meter? Or a camera that has mechanical controls and manual focus, but uses batteries for the meter and shutter?

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    Nikon FM2n, Olympus OM-1n, Minolta SRT-102, Pentax MX

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    It is for me the Nikon FM2n. I'm basing this purely on the fact that I've shot mine for more than ten years with no issues and during that time I've never been tempted to change system or 'upgrade' the body or format.

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