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    Gotta' go with the F2AS or F2SB for their 'less is more' qualities, in general, and in particular the improvements over the F re: mirror-lock, forward location of shutter spd dial, ADR, LED metering, 1/2000th and slow speeds. That the F2 permits long exposures (minutes, hours) without a cable-release is a bonus. If much flash is involved, FM3a for TTL metering.

    I use an F occasionally but never cared much for the sharper edge of the film advance lever, preferring that of the Apollo, and mirror-lock may require a wasted frame.

  2. #12

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    FM3a: best of everything in manual focus bodies.
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    FM, Fe, FM2, F, F2AS, Nikkormats.
    " A loving and caring heart is the beginning of all knowledge " ~ Thomas Carlyle ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aja B View Post
    I use an F occasionally but never cared much for the sharper edge of the film advance lever, preferring that of the Apollo, and mirror-lock may require a wasted frame.
    Yes, the Nikkormats had better MLU standard.
    Seems odd when you think about it and at todays prices for a Nikkormat, they are great bang for buck if you don't need to switch viewfinders.

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    After buying, using, and selling a wide variety of 35mm camera makes and models, I finally have my dream kit: both an F3HP and an FM2. If I had to choose only one of those it would be the F3 (but it would be a hard choice).

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    F2 with plain prism.

    P.S.: Either chrome or black is fine. PM me for the address to send it to.
    Last edited by lxdude; 07-01-2011 at 01:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  7. #17

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    FM3A

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    F2AS and MD-2 Motor Drive.

    Best regards,

    /Clay
    Last edited by Clay2; 07-01-2011 at 01:40 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Spelling typo

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    For AI lenses: the FM/FE series.
    For non-AI: the Nikkormat EL
    For AF lenses: the N2020

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    I'd stick with the FM2 that I've used for the last 10 years or so, it's my only camera now and for the last few months I've been shooting solely with a 24mm lens.
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