Which would you guys pick?

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  1. hieoctane

    hieoctane TPF Noob!

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    Hey! I'm somewhat of a beginner and I thought I'd ask you guys for your opinions. Ok if you guys had to pick between an Olympus Om-1, Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax K1000, or a Nikon FM, which would you guys decide on and why? Looking for your expert opinions!! :confused:
     
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    Samanax TPF Noob!

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    You're looking to get a film SLR?
     
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    i'd pick the Nikon FM. because i like Nikons. and i'm not familiar with the others,
    except the OM-1. which i have used and thought a good model. but i like Nikon
    much more.
     
  4. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    I would lean toward the Nikon FM as well, although the Pentax Spotmatic was a great camera too.

    skieur
     
  5. aklaube87

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    Even though I'm an avid Canon supporter, I used to own a Nikkon that took beautiful shots (got stolen unfortunately in college)

    Never heard too much a problem from them at all, just take care of it
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the Olympus OM-1. Great SLR.
    Olympus made very high quality optics.

    I loved the sound of the shutter tripping.

    You may find it odd that the Shutter Speed dial is on the front of the lens mount (not on top as expected) ... so you have Aperture and Shutter controls with your left hand while holding the lens.
     

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