Nikon fm2

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    Hello Thinking of picking one of these up. Any info or input sure would be appreciated Kathy


     
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    Both the FM and the FM2 are legendary film cameras. I'd be sure that the light seals are in good shape. Other than than- I say go for it!
     
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    What r light seals?
     
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    The foam-like material that seals light out of the rear of the camera when you close it. It will be a thin strip along the edge of the back or on the body itself.
     
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    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    FM2 is one of the best manual focus 35mm SLRs ever.
     
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    Foam seal kits are available from various interweb vendors and there are even a few youboob's showing you how to do it should you decide to take on the challenge.
     
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    Don’t forget the FE/FE2. Same form factor with an aperture priority option. Same bomb-proof build quality. The only failure-prone light seal is at the door hinge, which is also the easiest to change. Inexpensive thin adhesive-backed sheet foam from a craft store works as well as the over-priced “kits” for this application.
     
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    Exactly where mine gave out- at the hinge.
     
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    A not so great photo of a great camera.

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    I own the FM2, FE, and FE2. Please don't make me choose between them. All great cameras!
     
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    ... and so is the FM and the EL-series Nikkormats that preceded them.
     

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