Nikon FM2 35mm Film SLR Camera with Body Cap, Manual, Base Cover and Batteries - Fully Functional
Here we have another legendary Nikon 35mm film SLR camera, the Nikon FM2 complete with the original manual, a body cap and plastic base cover.
This camera is in good condition, with the exception of engravings on the back and bottom of the body. The price is being marked down for this reason. It is fully functional, and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
It comes with new batteries installed.
It is in perfect mechanical condition. The film compartment, battery compartment, pressure plate, mirror, and mirror box are all clean and in excellent condition. The viewfinder is clean and clear with very minor dust commensurate with a camera of this age. There is minor scuffing on the stop-down lever. The shutter is the titanium honeycomb shutter, and it is perfect.
The lens mount is pristine. The levers, dials, and knobs all actuate as they should and operate with mechanical precision. The light meter responds correctly, and exposure times are all accurate. The auto-exposure mode works perfectly.
The Nikon FM2n is commonly regarded as being among the very best mechanical Nikon SLRs, and many photographers consider it to be the best Nikon film camera ever made.
The list of incredible technical achievements made by this camera is long, and more than we can get into here. Suffice it to say that this camera is an unbelievably high quality mechanical creation, the likes of which are rarely seen or experienced.
Full metal construction, self-lubricating bearings, a mechanical shutter capable of incredible speeds up to 1/4000th of a second (the fastest mechanical shutter ever made in a mass-production camera), electronics of unbeatable durability, and close-tolerance assembly, are just some of the incredible features of this amazing machine.
The Nikon FM2 is an advanced, semi-professional compact, mechanical camera first produced in 1984. This extremely rugged camera became an instant hit on account of its exceptional performance, mechanical ability, compact design, and robust construction.
Made out of a new, very durable copper-aluminum alloy, this camera's chassis would continue to be produced for over two decades, a testament to its perfect design.
The FM2 is an affordable alternative to Nikon's professional F-series cameras, though the FM2 upholds an incredible level of quality and performance compared to its professional cousins. These cameras are well-known for being, in some ways, superior to the professional offerings.
This particular example is in excellent cosmetic condition, and perfect mechanical condition. The film compartment, battery compartment, pressure plate, mirror, and mirror box are all clean and in excellent condition. The viewfinder is clean and clear with very minor dust commensurate with a camera of this age. The shutter is perfect.
The body is clean, with virtually no rubs or brassing. The lens mount is pristine and exacting. The levers, dials, and knobs all actuate as they should and operate with mechanical precision.
The light meter responds correctly, and exposure times are all accurate.
Additionally of note, this camera uses Nikon's ubiquitous F mount, meaning all Nikon F mount lenses and all 3rd party F mount lenses will natively mount to this camera. Nikon's Nikkor range offers exceptional optics, meaning this is a camera that will grow with you as you add to your Nikkor collection.
This is simply a gorgeous, mechanical camera, and a real heirloom machine.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.