Quote Originally Posted by tron_ View Post

As far as the Nikon FM, the meter is really great, the ergonomics are fantastic, its an all around great camera. What color is yours?
As long as a meter is reasonably accurate, the rest more due to preference, taste, experience and so on...
The FM's meter, when working proprly, is very linear and accurate, but is really no more "great" than any other accurate center-weighted meter out there (and there are many!).
The key is *learning how to use* a center-weighter (or averaging, or spot or incident or...) meter to the best effect. My recommendation for a "classic" B&W film isn't only for its relative "forgiveness", but also because you can easily learn to develop it yourself and add a whole new dimension to your photography.