Nikon FM 35mm Film SLR Camera with Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 Fast Prime Lens - Fully Functional with Batteries
Here we have another legendary Nikon 35mm film SLR camera, the Nikon FM in silver, with a Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens. This camera is in very nice condition, is fully functional, and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
It comes with new batteries installed.
The film compartment, battery compartment, pressure plate, mirror, and mirror box are all clean and in excellent condition. 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 viewfinder does show more dust than usual, but this will not impact image quality or operation - it's just annoying. The camera is being sold at a discount because of this imperfection.
The light meter responds correctly, and exposure times are all accurate.
The lens is in great condition and is fully functional. The glass elements are clean and free of balsam separation, haze, fungus, and scratches. The aperture blades are dry and actuate beautifully. The aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision and the focus throw is smooth and quick. The filter threads and lens mount are in unmarred condition, and the barrel shows no damage.
The Nikon FM is an interchangeable lens, compact, mechanical camera made from 1977 to 1982. 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, the chassis became the base for numerous Nikon semi-professional SLRs for years to come.
The FM is an affordable alternative to Nikon's professional F-series cameras, though the FM 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 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.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.