nikon n2000 vs typical entry-level 35mm

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    hi. i just picked up a used nikon n2000 with a nikon af nikkor 35 - 80mm lens. thing takes batteries by doesn't even autofocus. how does it compare to more typical, non-electronic entry-level 35mm cameras such as olympus om-1, nikon fm, canon ae-1? i'm having a hard time finding reading material comparing the two categories.

    i ask because the store had something like that, but it wasn't going to "tested" and ready to sell until tomorrow. it was going to $40-$50, but i wanted a camera today. they had this good condition n2000 with the nikkor 35 - 80mm lens for $130. i didn't mind paying a little bit more for a little better camera, but i don't care much about auto vs winding between shots. other than not having to crank between each shot, is the n2000 superior or inferior to these wind-up entry-levels? i realize i should have asked more questions, but i was distracted by the beautiful day and wanting to get outside.

    thanks!


     
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    the autofocus lens on a camera without autofocus was driving me crazy. and people were talking smack about it in another thread. so i stopped back at the store and swapped out for the camera she was talking about yesterday, which ended up being a nikon fg with a nikon 50mm f/1.8 series e lens. it has a few spots in the viewfinder (what's that about?), unlike the n2000, but this was cheaper and i believe more what i want.

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    i thought it was $109 for the fg and lens, but they credited me $25 when i exchanged for the n2000, so they might have taken the batteries back as well? nice customer service. anyway, i realize these aren't craigslist prices but i'm on vacation and it's nice they're walking distance from where i'm staying. and they sell impossible project film. the Bay Camera Company in savannah, ga.
     
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