Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
It's a pro tool if a pro uses it? I don't think that's a good test. FM3A is a really nice camera and certainly very capable, but in terms of pro features and pro-level construction it fell short of the top of the Nikon line when it was released. Doesn't mean a lot in practical terms for most shooters.
Who cares? The FM2N saw lots of action as a bomb-proof, battery-independent back-up camera to the F3 system in the 80s. It delivered the goods. All the fuss about
"pro features and pro-level construction" meant more to house-bound amateurs than it did to pros who used, say, an FM2n as a dependable mechanical back-up camera.
It's a bit of a conceit.