New Camera and a question.

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  1. Vinnie90

    Vinnie90 TPF Noob!

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    So I just went and picked up a Nikkormat FT2 with 50mm f2 and I know practically nothing about Nikons, so what lens work with the FT2? I can't find anything on the lens to give me a hint. Also, what is the value of a FT2 in good shape?

    Thanks.

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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    With the FT2 you can use any Nikon-mount lens that has a meter coupling
    prong (the thing at the rear of the lens that accepts the meter coupling
    lever on the camera).

    You can still use lenses without the prong but the meter will not be coupled
    with lens' aperture.

    An online manual starts here.
     
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    Vinnie90 TPF Noob!

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    Hey thanks compur, that link was really helpful.

    And does anyone know the value of this camera so I can feel good with what I paid for?
     
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    Well what did you pay for it? Are you going to use it?

    On Ebay the range is pretty drastic I see one with no lens for under $50 and some nearing $200

    So I guess if you paid less than that and your going to use it rather than try to sell it(cause you probably wont make any money), you should feel good about it.
     
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    Vinnie90 TPF Noob!

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    I paid $50 and the lens is perfect accept for one tiny spec of dust that isn't noticeable unless you really look for it, and the body doesn't even have a scratch on it.

    Oh, and of course I'm absolutely going to use it.:D
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's a good price for a clean FT2 with Nikkor lens. The clean ones are
    getting hard to find. The Nikkormats are some of the most rugged 35mm
    cameras ever made. They are built like tanks and many owners used them
    roughly.

    Be sure and learn the "Nikon shuffle." That's the method of mounting the
    lens and properly indexing it to the meter described in the manual link I posted
    above. :)
     
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    Nice camera. How much price of this camera
     

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