Some Nikon 35mm bodies even cost as much to buy second hand as what they were selling for when they were new several years before. I only refer to dealers here in the UK, but the last new price for the FM2n back in 2001 was about 400 for a chrome body, and around 20 more for the black finish. Today, mint condition examples of these bodies fetch virtually the same price. The same goes for the FM3a. They still command a high price even though they were discontinued in 2006.

Nikon's manual 'ai' and 'ais' lenses tell the same story.