Nikon FE 35mm Film SLR Camera in Black with 35-70mm Zoom Lens - Fully Functional with Batteries
Here we have another legendary Nikon 35mm film SLR camera, the Nikon FE in black, with a 35-70mm F/2.5-3.5 Macro Focusing Zoom Lens and new batteries installed.
This camera is fully functional, and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos. It is being sold at a discount because the hot shoe is a big off kilter, as can be seen in the photo - this does not affect operation or images.
Mechanically everything is perfect. 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 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.
The Nikon FE is commonly regarded as being among the very best electro-mechanical Nikon SLRs, and many photographers consider it to be among the best Nikon film cameras ever made. It takes the amazing mechanical aspects of the FM, and adds an aperture-priority auto-exposure mode. This means that the photographer can shoot in full manual mode, or elect to only control the aperture of the lens manually and leave the task of calculating a proper exposure in the hands of the camera.
The complete 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 electro-mechanical creation, the likes of which are rarely seen or experienced.
Full metal construction, self-lubricating bearings, a hybrid electro-mechanical shutter capable of speeds up to 1/1000th of a second, electronics of unbeatable durability, and close-tolerance assembly, are just some of the incredible features of this amazing machine.
The Nikon FE is an advanced, semi-professional compact, mechanical camera first produced in 1983. This extremely rugged camera became an instant hit on account of its exceptional performance, photographic 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.
It is an affordable alternative to Nikon's professional F-series cameras, and because the FE 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.
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 lens can also be used on many other Nikon cameras, and on today's mirrorless cameras using inexpensive adapters.
This is simply a gorgeous camera, and a real heirloom machine.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.