No more new nikon film cameras?

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  1. mortallis288

    mortallis288 TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know where i can get a N55 film camera new? I havn't been to the physical stores to see if they have any left, but nikon stopped making all film cameras but the F5 and my girlfriend wants a nikon cause i have lenses for a nikon.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The only film camera currently made by Nikon is the F6. For a Nikon N55 you will have to buy used. Alternatively, there is a refurbished one for sale on Adorama's website.
     
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    Why do you want a N55 specifically? There are lots of used Nikons out there in excellent condition for decent prices.

    For Manual ones I would look at:
    FM2n
    FE2
    FA
    FM3a

    For Auto ones I'd be looking at:
    F100
    F4
    F5 (outstanding camera!)
    F6

    If your in the US www.keh.com has a good selection of used cameras and are pretty accurate in their ratings of condition. I'm sure they would ship overseas if needed. They would be a good source for all of these as well as the N55.
     
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    Why anyone likes shooting with an F4 is beyond me.
     
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    Other than the fact they eat batteries, are heavy, eat batteries, are clunky, and eat batteries, they will full matrix meter with AI any AI/S MF lenses I don't know why.
     
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    Mortallis, you can buy an F55 or any other Nikon film SLR used... and there's really no advantage in buying new. Honestly, none I can think of, unless you really want a box. Even if you found someone selling a new F55, you could get something much more impressive like an F100 hardly used for the same price.
     

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