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The Nikon FM Series is the longest serving model and the popular 35mm mechanical SLR in the market. In a series of fine camera design and manufacturing, Nikon introduced the Nikon FM dating back to 1977 which remains until today with a series of variations and updates. As every individual photographer has his own personal style to express himself visually while at the same time, maintain his own photographic equipment in a very personal manner, This section allows you to share mutual knowledge & experience among all Nikon FM series camera users. Some of the opinion presented in this site was very personal I hate to see them affecting a decision regardless it is an acceptance or rejection any of the models within the series. So, here is a section dedicated to all of you where you may also present yours. I do hope it is beneficial to all of you. Enjoy.

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1. From : Jesse Carroll (jcarroll8907@gmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 08:26 AM Friday 13 June, 2014

I was doing some research on a camera I bought on craigslist for 50 bucks or so a little over a year ago for a B&W photography class at my college. Based on the info from this site I'm pretty sure its an original FM2-

*15 shutter speed selections with the 125 and 200 sync speeds in red
*Serial number without an "n" or "t" prefix
*A rounded hot shoe
*Honeycomb pattern titanium shutter and
*The 4 digit code in the film cartridge chamber is 62JC (I believe means it was produced in June of 1982)

The camera itself has no mechanical issues that I'm aware of and the outside of the body appears to be in really good shape with only a few minor cosmetic defects I was able to find. As far as I can tell, everything on the body is original.

Is this considered a hard to come by camera? If it is, what would its value be estimated at? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks! - Jesse


2. From : rick (rick.oleson@gmail.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 12:11 AM Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Hello Peter: I don't know any repair services in China. Depending on what the problem is with your camera, I have some notes that might help with disassembly... although, most of what I have is on the FM2, which is slightly different from the FM. If you'd like to email me at the address shown next to my name, I'll be happy to send you what I have.


3. From : Peter Hu (chun114@sina.cn)
Url : http://
Date : 03:14 PM Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Hello.I'm a Chinese nikon fm user,I'm looking for to fix my caera,Can you give me some suggestion?
Thank you very much


4. From : Stalo (lovely-mk@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:27 AM Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Hi,

I have a question to ask.

I have a Nikon FM, and I am wondering if it's possible to replace a new viewfinder in it? If so, how can I change it?

Another question I want to ask, if it's not possible to replace a new viewfinder, will the dust affect the film?

There's another thing I have noticed in the viewfinder is that there's two weird lines inside and it's a bit difficult to look in the viewfinder.

Is it possible to fix that?

Thank you a lot, hopefully to hear from you soon.


5. From : Stalo (lovely-mk@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 05:05 AM Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Hi,

I have a tiny problem with my Nikon FM camera.

There's a black line in my viewfinder and how am I going to clean it up? Is there possible to clean it?

I am going to shoot some pictures for a project and I need my pictures to be perfect and it's really important to me to have this project done.

Thank you!


6. From : Wilson (wilson@wleephotography.com)
Url : http://blog.wilsonleephotography.com
Date : 09:20 AM Thursday 12 September, 2013

Just got my FM2! Love this camera! Shooting my first roll through it right now. Attached is the MD-12 grip. Oddly, the film rewind knob seems to spin about freely. When I turn it (the knob) gently in the direction of the arrow I can feel the film tension getting tighter. It spins freely in both directions, is this normal operation?

Any information would be helpful

Thanks!
WLP


7. From : Karun Naidu (karunnaidu@gmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:44 AM Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Hi Creators of this Site and Nikon Friends,
Thanks to your very informative pages on Nikon History of cameras & images of various models.
I take delight in owning an excellent FM and have been taking pictures since last year..
although I have only two lenses 50mm f/1.4 and 28 mm f/1.28 and am looking for some good versatile lens too shoot Close Potraits and Nature photography..
Any Suggestions what suitable Manual lenses can I go for...?
I am located in Brazil.
Good Luck to all those who dare to go ahead with Manual Photography in the Digital age.


8. From : Jemar (jm.kleinsmiede@worldcom.ch)
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Date : 10:40 PM Saturday 20 July, 2013

Just a short question: is there any official "Special Edition" from the Nikon FM3A Body in regard to the leather, like a 'blue' Edition or a 'green' Edition?.


9. From : rick (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 06:36 PM Tuesday 09 July, 2013

Hi Scott:

You do need to stop down to meter with a non-AI lens. Is the tab on the AI ring flipped up out of the way of the lens? If not, sometimes this will drag on the aperture ring and change the meter settings.



10. From : rick (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 06:33 PM Tuesday 09 July, 2013

Hello Elysse: Clearly you've got the battery in right; the lights should come on briefly when you press on the shutter release button. I don't have a quick answer, I think you probably need to have someone look at the camera. There is a directory of repair services at
http://www.acecam.com/srindex.html

If it's any help, the camera will work perfectly without batteries, if you either use a handheld meter or learn to guess your exposure settings.



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