The reason I suggested getting a different body, is due to the upgrades that Nikon did when the FTn came out. Namely the centerweighted meter, instead of the full-frame averaging meter, the semiautomatic indexing of the max. aperture of the lens, and the in-viewfinder display of the shutter speeds. Also, later FTn's had a couple of focusing screen options, in that people could get the "A" screen with the split-image and no microprism, the "K" screen with both, or the original "J" screen with only the microprism spot. Then, the FT2 fixed the battery issue by going to the V76PX style battery and a smaller battery box. Also added a lock for the ASA setting tab, as well as a hot shoe. As far as I know, the FT2 never came with the "J" screen as standard equipment, although, I once had an FT2 that already came with said screen installed when I bought it. Granted, it also had a Nikomat FTn nameplate on it with the older 'Nikomat" font.
Originally Posted by PhotoGizmo
APUG: F5, F4, F3P, F2AS, F, Nikomat FTn - all blk bodies; Nikomat FT2 chrome
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (for DPUG), 28/3.5 H, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 85/1.8 K, 200/4 AI, 300/4.5 EDIF AIS
- My flickr stream
Here's mine. Just polished off a roll of Kodachrome KR64, 3 more in the mail coming and two of them are going in this camera, the 3rd is for my Minolta Maxxum 4 which is the sharpest 35mm in my group (haven't developed anything off my Canon Elan7e yet)
There's a datestamp from Jan. 1990, I think it had a CLA done because the seals are like new and everything is smooth as silk. I've put about 10 rolls through it.
55-135 f3.5 Vivitar (pictured)
50mm Nikkor-H f2 (needs SERIOUS love)
28mm Albinar ADG 2.8 macro
35mm f2.8 Nikkor
28mm f3.5 Nikkor-G
28mm 2.8 Rokinon
80-200 f4.5 Rokinon
This summer I was given a silver Nikkormat FTN a Nikon F and Nikon FG along with a few lenses.
The Nikkormat is a beautiful piece of work. It is very clean, solid and works great. The period lenses for the F and FTN are the Nikkor-S Auto f1.4 50mm and the Zoom-Nikkor Auto f3.5 43mm-86mm.
The eyepiece for both cameras are missing. For the Nikkormat, I bought a rubber o-ring of the appropriate diameter at the hardware store and glued it to the camera so it can rest against my glasses.
I wasn't sure how I would like the shutter speed selector, but have adapted to it quite easily.