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    Nikon FM2 or the new FM10?

    Trying to decide which one to get. My brother is between these 2?
    Thanks in advance.

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    FM2 is a MUCH better built camera. I've had both. I had no problems with the FM10, but it is not really in the same league. It is not built by Nikon, and it shows. That said, you can buy it new, and get a warranty.

    I would suggest getting a FM2 in nice shape, then spending the money to have a CLA done professionally. This will bring the camera back to factory specs, and it should last you for many more years, even decades. An older camera like this deserves to have a good cleaning and re-lube if you plan to use it.

    Another possibility would be a FE2. This gives you aperture priority auto mode, which can come in handy when in a hurry. You do loose the full functioning of the camera (other than meter) without batteries. Battery life in these cameras is measured in years though, not weeks like today's cameras.

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    The FM10 isn't even a Nikon, its a Cosina CT-1 with different body work.

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    FM / FM2 / FM2N / FM3A

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    FM2

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    FM2 or even better the FM3a!
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    The FM10 I gave a friend soon developed several problems. The FM2 is built to last much longer.

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    Go with the FM2.

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    While I applaud the FM10 as one of the few remaining 35mm SLRs still in production,
    I would choose a good condition FM2 (or FE2) over it any time.

    The FM10 is rather fragile and easily broken compared to the more robust FM2 &
    FE2 which also seem to be holding their re-sale value very well.

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