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  1. Ejazzle

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    I am looking into getting my first Film SLR. I want a nikon Fe or FA something along those lines.
    any suggestions? i have researched these cameras and a few other ones, but any other info you can help me with would be appreciated!

    thanks!!
     
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    How dedicated to Nikon are you? I ask because Canon has some good bang for the buck and I know more about Canon than I do about Nikon.
     
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    The FE and FA are both fine cameras. There is a later model of the FE called
    the FE2 with higher shutter speed range and a few other improvements. I
    prefer the FE/FE2 over the FA because they have an analog meter needle
    display in the viewfinder. The FA has a digital (numbers) display. All 3
    have Manual mode + Aperture Priority Auto modes. The FA also has Program
    mode. The FE2 and FA both have TTL flash automation.
     
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    I second the Canon comment -- though I'm a little biased. You may want to try the Canon AE-1 Program.
     
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    FE and FM are my favs, but the FA has the most options.

    Check out my ad in the buy/sell forum, I have a couple fe's, fa's and an FM for sale, along with lots of lenses.

    I even have an F3 for sale, for just a bit more.

    If I had to recommend one, I'd say the FE--gotta love that analog meter! the digital +- meters are just too vauge by comparison.
     
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    Its my first Film SLR so NIkon or canon it doesnt matter. i am open to anything.

    I am gonna keep looking into the FE and FE2. are there that many bid differences.

    bhop, thanks for those sites. ill check when i get home.
     
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    or the FA this is so hard!!!!

    djacobox372, i am most likley gonna be buying it from you.
     
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    Differences between the FE and the FE2

    FE2 has up to 1/4000 shutter speed, FE only goes up to 1/1000--nice but it's rare that you'll ever want shoot over 1/1000 shutter speed.

    FE2 is supposedly TTL flash compatible; I've never tried it though.

    The FA has many more "auto" features... along with aperture priority mode which the FE/FE have, it also has shutter priority, and program (full auto) mode.

    I also have an F90 for sale, which isn't nearly as retro as the FE or FA, but it is a lot more advance (autofocus, matrix metering, etc)
     
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    ahhh, this just got even harder. how much better is the F90? will it use the same lenses as my D300??

    i want everything!!! :)
     
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    i just picked up a nikon FE thats in amazing condition, but I am stuck in a dilemma and desperately wanna start shooting... i loaded the film and put it on the other spool* wound it around about one time, closed the case and tightened the film up but i cant advance the film to take a picture, the thumb thing that you press, wont let me push it. it just stops, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    please?
     

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